How do I restrict my search using filters?

You can restrict your search to a specific category, jurisdiction, or practice area and topic, so you have fewer results; you can also restrict your search to a specific source or topic. When you get your results, you can narrow them further using the filters on your results page. Use one of the following methods to restrict your search.

From Explore Content:

  1. Select Content Type, Federal, State, or Practice Area under Explore Content.
  2. Select the content you want to search in.
  3. On the search form that appears, select Search all sources on this page or select the specific sources you want to search in.
    Note: If you have selected any other filters for this search, they will be replaced by your selection.
  4. Select the search button ( Search ).

From the search box:

  1. Enter your search terms.
  2. Select the down arrow (more) to the right of the Search: Everything button.
  3. Select Jurisdiction or Category, or Practice Areas & Topics, or Recent & Favorites from the Narrow By: pane on the left.
  4. Select one or more checkboxes in the areas you want to restrict your search to. For example, to restrict your results to case law, select the Cases checkbox in the Category filter.
  5. Select more filters and make your selections, if you want to restrict your search further.
  6. To use a filter from your Recent & Favorites for a search, select it. If you made any other filter selections for the search, they will be replaced. The selections you make from the filters are displayed next to Narrow By as you select them.
  7. Select the search button ( Search ).
Note: The filters you use are added to the Recent & Favorites pod. Open Recent & Favorites to:
  • Select the star (Save as favorite filter) next to a filter to make it a favorite.
  • To remove the filter from your favorites, select the Remove filter next to it.

To save a filter to be used in future sessions, select Settings from the More drop-down list at the top of the page, then select Lexis Research from the options on the left. Select Retain search filters for future sessions.

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