The librarians rarely hear that LexisNexis is a learner’s favorite database. Most of the time learners open LexisNexis and immediately think:
Okay, now what the heck to I do?
Instead of having to figure out what search area to choose, the most common LexisNexis searches are right there on the front page. They’ve pared down the options, to make it less confusing. And they’ve even highlighted the best ways to search for court cases and company information!
Take Legal Search as an example. Most learners are looking up a specific case. Now you can do that quickly with either the citation or the case name.
When searching for company information you can use the company name or ticker (my preference).
You can still access the more complicated searches using the menu on the left or the options inside the search boxes, so you really haven’t lost any functionality. And you may even same some precious moments you can then spend curled up with your APA manual (that is what you do with your spare time, right?)