This Product Tour introduces the Analyzer feature of LexisNexis ® at www.lexis.com ®.
LexisNexis Analyzer gives you a strategic advantage in your investigative research by using technology that searches across multiple databases. Using LexisNexis Analyzer you can gather valuable intelligence about a judge, an attorney, an expert, an arbitrator, or even a company. It's easy; just click the appropriate tab on the Analyzer screen for the information you want, and fill in the form.
You can use LexisNexis Analyzer even if it is not included in your subscription. A notice on the search forms let you know there will be an extra charge for each search.
To find information, just complete the appropriate search form. For example, to learn more about a particular judge, click the "Judge" tab to display the Judge Analyzer form. Suppose you want to learn more about Judge Cormac Carney of the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. To do that, just enter the judge’s name in the appropriate fields on the Judge search form.
You can limit your search by selecting a date range from the Date Restriction dropdown menu. You can also limit the number of documents retrieved from each source included in the search using the "Maximum Documents per Source" field. You can run the search in all of the pre-selected sources or customize the search by clicking the checkboxes next to the sources you do not want to include.
Each source is associated with search terms designed to provide the maximum relevant results for your search. To view the terms for each search, click the View and Edit Searches link. You can change the search terms for a source by clicking the Edit link associated with that source, but note that changing the terms will affect the results you receive. To view just the sources again, click the Hide Searches link.
After choosing your sources, click the "Search" button to continue. A Summary of your search appears, where you can review your search criteria before you run the search. The Summary also includes the number of documents that your search will retrieve for each source. You may want to change your search criteria if, for example, the Summary shows either zero or more than 250 documents for a source. To return to the search form, click the Edit Search button. Or, if you are satisfied with your search criteria, you can run the search by clicking the View Results button.
After you click View Results, the Summary page displays progress status for each source as documents are retrieved. When all your search results are retrieved, they appear in a Cite List, in order by source. Also included is a Sources list, showing the number of documents retrieved for each source in your search. To quickly access the documents from a specific source, click the source name in the list.
You can print or download the Cite List by selecting the appropriate icon on the Cite List page.
To create your Final Report, you can select individual documents by clicking the checkboxes next to those documents. Or, you can click the Select All link to include all your search results in the report. To generate the report, click the "Generate Report" button.
The Final Report opens with the full text of your first selected documents. It also includes a list of all the documents in the report. To access the full text of a specific document, click the document name in the list.
The Final Report includes links to additional content, such as BNA, CCH, and others. For example, to learn even more about Judge Cormac Carney you can click the "CourtLink ® Strategic Profile" link.
A new browser window opens, showing you the number of federal case dockets retrieved for the judge. Note that this number is far greater than the number of opinions retrieved through a regular caselaw search. To obtain the profile, select the judge’s name and then click the "Create Profile button".
After reviewing the Strategic Profile, you can return to your Judge Analyzer Final Report by minimizing or closing the Strategic Profile window.
This concludes the LexisNexis Analyzer tutorial.
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