Search In a Specific Source

Note: The information in this topic applies to Lexis Advance® URL API users. This application programming interface (API) lets users execute tasks in Lexis Advance® using URLs, rather than the standard user interface. Please contact your LexisNexis representative if you would like additional information about this feature.

Use the source parameter to search in a specific source. You can use multiple sources, separated by a period. If you don't specify a source, all sources are searched.

Contact your LexisNexis® account representative to find out the value for the sources you want to search.

The source parameter is optional. It is shown below in a URL using search terms.

URL Template

http://advance.lexis.com/api/search?{search-terms}&{source-id}

Example:http://advance.lexis.com/api/search?q=burden%20of%20proof&source-id*

* Please contact your account representative for a valid source value.

ValueDescription
searchIndicates the user wants to run a search and view the results.
{search-terms}

Query parameter that contains the search syntax. Use %20 in the URL to replace spaces between words in the search string.

Example:q=breach%20of%20contract
{source-id}

Query parameter that specifies the source. Contact your your LexisNexis account representative to find out the value for the source you want to search.

Example:source=source-id

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