March 12th, 2010

New, Improved LexisNexis Search

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?

Sometimes I feel the exact same way. But LexisNexis has just updated their search page, and I think they’ve made it a lot easier.

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?)

– Erin

Comments

Comment from Elizabeth Rocks
Time March 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Thanks for the information on Lex-Nex. Nice use of screen capture to show the current upgraded look. This is not for everybody, but for those frequent users…it’s a blessing.

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