What is a results list?

A results list is the list of results produced by a search. After you run a search that produces multiple results, Lexis Advance® displays a results page consisting of two panes. The left pane lists the content types you searched and contains filters that enable you to narrow your results. The right pane initially lists either a snapshot of all results or the results for one of the content types you searched.

Tip: The Settings option enables you to specify what results should initially appear in the right pane when you search multiple content types. For more information, see Display search results in this content type first on the Lexis Advance Research tab.

In snapshot view, you can select a specific content type from the Jump to drop-down list to go directly to the snapshot view for that type. Otherwise, to view all results for a given content type, select the name of the content type in the left pane or, in snapshot view, select the View all link below the list of results for that type. By default, no more than 25 results are listed per page. You can use the Settings option to increase that limit to 50 or to reduce it to 10.

Use the icons at the top right of the results list to display your results in one of the following views:

  • Graphical view. This view shows the location and distribution of each of your search terms in each of the documents in your results in a graphical display. You can change or remove the search terms you want included in the display. For more information about the graphical view, see What is the graphical view?
  • Full view. Full view lists all available information for each document, including document overviews, excerpts, and so on.
  • Title view. Title view lists only minimal information for each document by suppressing the display of document overviews, excerpts, and similar information.

You can use the Graphical View (Graphical View), Full View (Full View), or Title View (Title View) icons at the top of the results list to display the results in the view you want. The Graphical View shows the location and distribution of your search terms in a graphical display. Full view lists all available information for each document, including document overviews, excerpts, and so on. Title view lists only minimal information for each document by suppressing the display of document overviews, excerpts, and similar information.

Tip: You can use the Settings option to specify which view you want to appear by default. For more information, see Choose how much detail to include for each result on the General tab. You can also use the Settings option to specify what information should appear in full view. For more information, see Content Type Display.

Narrowing your results

After you display the results for a specific content type, the Narrow By heading appears in the left pane, followed by any jurisdiction, legal topic, or source filters you applied to the search. Below that, a list of headings appears, and you can select them in order to filter your results further. For example, you can enter additional terms in the Search Within Results search box to narrow the currently displayed results to only documents containing those terms. Note that the headings that appear can vary, depending on the content type you are viewing

As you select additional filters, they are immediately applied to the currently displayed results and are listed below the Narrow By heading, the same as any filters you may have selected when creating the search. You can clear any filter by selecting the delete filter icon (Delete Filter) to the right of the filter name, or you can clear all filters by selecting Clear. You can also select the Favorite icon (Save as a favorite filter) to save the filters as favorites for use in future searches. For more information on narrowing results lists, see How do I narrow or filter my results after a search?

Accessing documents outside your subscription plan

If a document falls outside your subscription plan, either a Get It Now! link appears in the results list below the document title or an Additional Charges Will Apply icon (Additional Charges Will Apply) appears below the title to the left of each of the parallel citation hyperlinks. If you select the Get It Now! link, you will be accepting the listed charges, and the document will appear. If you select a parallel citation preceded by an Additional Charges Will Apply icon (Additional Charges Will Apply), the Additional Charges Will Apply page appears, where you either accept the charges and access the document or cancel the transaction. For more information on accessing documents outside your subscription plan, see Why should I get items?.

Creating alerts

You can select the alerts (Alerts) icon at the top of the results list to save your current search as a search alert. A search alert is a search you schedule Lexis Advance to repeat automatically at periodic intervals. You can use search alerts to check for new results over time. For more information, see Working with Alerts.

Delivering results (print, email, download, send to Dropbox)

You can select the delivery options button (Print) to print, email, or download results. You can also send results to Dropbox. For more information, see What is delivery?.

Saving results to Lexis Advance folders

In addition to downloading results, you can also save them to Lexis Advance folders. For more information, see Working with Folders.

Sorting

By default, when you display the results for a specific content type, they are listed in order of relevance. You can select options in the Sort by drop-down list to sort the list in different ways, depending on the content type.

Including or excluding legal phrase equivalents

In the Settings option, if you specified that your searches should include legal phrase equivalents, you can remove them from your results by selecting Exclude legal phrase equivalents from the Actions list at the top of the results list. Or, if you specified your searches should NOT include legal phrase equivalents, you can include them by selecting Include legal phrase equivalents.

Natural language and terms & connectors searches

When you run a search, Lexis Advance automatically determines whether to run a natural language or terms & connectors search. If the current search is run as a natural language search, then after the results appear, you can select Run as terms & connectors from the Actions drop-down list to run it as a terms & connectors search. Likewise, if the search is run as a terms & connectors search, you can select Run as natural language to run it as a natural language search. For more information on these different types of searches, see Creating natural language or terms & connectors searches.

Note: When you run a natural language search, either standard (only the top) results or expanded (all) results appear in the results list, according to what specification is selected in the Settings option. If standard results are specified, then you can select Expanded results from the Actions list at the top of the results list to view expanded (all) results. Or, if expanded results are specified, you can select Fewer results to view only the standard (top) results.

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