The Alerts Tab

An Alert is a search you save to run automatically at intervals you specify. The results can be stored for you to view online or sent to you via email.

The Alerts tab provides access to up to four subtabs, depending on your subscription. If necessary, click the tab for the feature you want to use.

Click the links below to read more information about each subtab and its features.

Alert
Continuous Alerts
Shepard's Alert®
CourtLink® Alerts

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Using the Alert subtab

An Alert is a search you save to run automatically at intervals you specify. The results can be stored for you to view online or sent to you via email.

Note:  Some subscriptions do not allow for emailed Alerts.

Click these links to read more information about using the Alerts feature:

Saving a Search as an Alert
Viewing the Results of an Alert
Editing an Alert

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Saving a Search as an Alert

To save a search as an Alert, first run a search. When you have the results you want, click the "Save as Alert" link. You can then specify how frequently you want the Alert to run (if your subscription allows it), how you want the results delivered, how you want to be notified of results, and other options.

Note: The Alerts feature is not available in some cases (for instance, in Book Browse mode or from a Natural Language search).

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Viewing the Results of an Alert

To view the results of an Alert:

  1. Click the Alerts tab at the top of any LexisNexis® research system page.

  2. If necessary, click the Alert subtab.

  3. From the list of your Alerts, choose a link in the Retrieve or Actions columns.

Note:  To ensure you receive the most current information for a particular day, the Alerts feature stores the information necessary to re-run searches rather than storing the actual documents in an answer set. As a result, you may occasionally see differences between answer sets for the same Alert.

There are times when publishers may produce a document with errors, and then send a correction. Corrected documents are added to the LexisNexis® research services on the day they are received from the publisher. If a publisher sends a correction on the same day as the original document, you won't notice a change in your answer set.

However, if the correction is sent a day or more later, the original document will no longer appear in the previous answer set, and the corrected version will appear in the answer set of the next scheduled Alert for that topic. For example, if you run a daily Alert on a Monday and a correction to a document is sent on Tuesday, that document "disappears" from the Monday answer set, but will appear (with the corrections) in your next scheduled Alert.

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Editing an Alert

You can edit an Alert to change the sources or search terms. You can then save the Alert under the same name to replace the old search, or save it under a new name to keep both the old and the new Alerts.

To edit an Alert:

  1. Click the Alerts tab at the top of any LexisNexis page.

  2. If necessary, click the Alert subtab.

  3. From the list of your Alerts, click the Edit link for the Alert you want to edit.

  4. (Optional) On the Edit Alert Properties page, click the Edit Search button.

  5. Change the Frequency, Delivery, or Notification options, as desired.

  6. Click the Save button to save your changes, or click Cancel to return to the previous page without making any changes.

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Using the Continuous Alerts subtab

The LexisNexis® Continuous Alerts feature, powered by Factiva®, allows you to set up an alert to receive breaking news through your email within minutes of the time it's published. Retrieve results from the 9,000+ news, business and other sources available on Factiva.com.

To access your Continuous Alerts:

  1. Click the Alerts tab at the top of any LexisNexis® research feature page.

  2. If necessary, click the Continuous Alerts subtab.

  3. Read the notice and click the Continue button.

  4. If you have questions or need further assistance, use the "How do I?", "Factiva terms and connectors?" and "What's this"? links on the resulting pages.

Click here for more information and further details on using Continuous Alerts.

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Using the Shepard's Alert® subtab

The Shepard's Alert® feature lets you run regularly scheduled Shepard's® reports to obtain updates about changes to citations.

To use the Shepard's Alert tab,

  1. Click the Alerts tab at the top of any LexisNexis® research system page.

  2. If necessary, click the Shepard's Alert subtab.

  3. From here, you can either create a new Shepard's Alert, or you can manage your existing alerts.

Click these links to read more information about using the Shepard's Alert tab:

Creating a Shepard's Alert
Managing Your Shepard's Alert Searches

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Using the CourtLink® Alerts subtab

The CourtLink® Alerts tab provides a link to the CourtLink Alerts feature.

To use the CourtLink Alerts tab,

  1. Click the Alerts tab at the top of any LexisNexis® research system page.

  2. If necessary, click the CourtLink Alerts subtab.

  3. Click the Continue button to leave the LexisNexis® research system and go to the CourtLink system.

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