and not Connector
Use the and not connector to exclude documents containing specific words or phrases. For example, the following search finds documents containing the word "capital" but not the word "gains":
capital and not gains
In this example, the search finds all documents containing the term "capital" except those that also contain the term "gains".
Using multiple and not connectors
Because of the priority order in which Lexis Advance Pacific evaluates search conectors, if you want to exclude documents containing two or more specific words or phrases, you must precede each of those words or phrases with an and not connector. For example, to find documents containing the word "capital" while excluding documents that contain either the word "gains" or the word "improvements", you must write the search expression as follows:
capital and not gains and not improvements
This search finds all documents containing the term "capital", except those that also contain either "gains" or "investments".