Release of LexisNavigator on LexisLibrary
LexisNexis is pleased to announce the release of LexisNavigator, an exciting enhancement to LexisLibrary that comes as part of a standard Academic subscription. LexisNavigator allows users to search for content in LexisLibrary using legal terms that they encounter in their studies or research. This enhancement allows students to get straight to the heart of LexisLibrary and find the essential information they need to support their understanding of the law using the minimum of information.
LexisNavigator appears in the Quickfind search box on the Home page as ‘Find a legal term’. As with the Legislation and Case name fields, this box provides users with a word wheel as they type in legal terms (see below).
This box allows users to type in legal ‘terms of art’ and be provided with a detailed definition of that legal term taken from Words and Phrases Legally Defined, 4th edn. The result also provides the user with links to key cases, legislation and narrative definitions from key major works such as Halsbury’s Laws as well as related legal terms.
There is also another route to run searches in LexisLibrary using the terms behind LexisNavigator via the ‘Explore’ box on the Home page. This allows that to search across a broader range of legal content that they choose for themselves.
Again users can start to type in the term they are interested in and choose from the drop down list.
Once they have chosen their term, they can then choose the content types they want to search across e.g. cases, legislation and journals and click Search.
The results returned relate specifically to that legal term, and users can review the definition of that term by clicking on the link at the top of the results list and ‘exploring the legal topic’. As ever, the user can then choose to filter their results by Results Groups on the left hand side of the screen, so they can view only journal results for example.
We have indexed over 850 legal terms at launch and will be increasing the number of terms over the coming months. This list of terms has been compiled by identifying words and phrases appearing in top 100 searches across either Halsbury’s Laws or all subscribed commentary within the last 4 months. If there are any legal terms that you or your users would like to see in the service that are not currently available, then please email email@example.com with the details and we will add it to the list for inclusion.
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