This Product Tour introduces Research History feature of LexisNexis ® at www.lexis.com. A multimedia version of this tour is also available.
The Research History feature makes it easy for you to resume interrupted research, or re-run a well-crafted search that you created in a previous research session. To view your research history in lexis.com, click the "History" link on the right side of the navigation bar.
The History page includes two tabs: "Today's Results" and "Archived Activity". The Today's Results tab lets you access results for any searches you ran today. The results are available for you to review until 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Archived Activity tab lists all your research activities going back 30 days. You can re-run an archived search, or edit it to create a new search.
Let's take a closer look at each tab.
The Today's Results tab lists the search terms, number of documents retrieved, and sources for each search you ran today.
To view the results for a search, click the search terms listed on the tab. After you finish reviewing the results, you can return to the History page by clicking the "History" link in the navigation bar.
You can also edit and re-run any search on the Today's Results tab. For example, you may want to change the search terms or source. To edit a search, click the "Rerun/Edit" link. At the Search screen, change the search information as necessary, then click the "Search" button to run it. Note that editing an existing search creates a new search, which will appear as a new entry on the Today's Results tab.
After 2:00 A.M. Eastern Standard time, search information is moved from the Today's Results tab to the Archived Activity tab. The Archived Activity tab lists your research going back 30 days. Note that on this tab, you must re-run a search to view its results. To do that, click the search terms listed in the "Re-run/Edit" column.
The "# Docs" column lists how many documents the search retrieved the last time you ran it. And the "Expires In" column indicates how munch longer the search will remain on the Archived Activity tab.
Your History list can be quite large, so the feature provides several ways to filter and sort the information. First, you can sort by Client ID or by Date using the buttons in the Sort Results By area on the tab. For example searches are initially listed in reverse chronological order. To list them in chronological order, just click the "Date" button.
You can also use the "Set Filter" link on the tab to limit the search information to a specific date or Client ID. When you click the "Set Filter" link, a form appears where you can choose the date or Client ID. You can also choose a date range or multiple Client IDs. After choosing your filter criteria, click the "Apply Filter" button on the form. The History tab lists the information you chose, and also displays your filter criteria. You return to viewing all your searches by clicking the "On" option next to the filter criteria display. Note that whenever you use a sort or filter feature, it is applied to both the Archived Activity and Today's Results tabs.
To print a listing of your history, click the "View Printable History" link at the top right of the History page. A printable version of the History page appears, where you can use your browser functions to print, download, or email the list. Note that the list includes all history information, from both the Today's Results and Archived Activity tabs. To return to the main History page, click the "Return To History" link.
That concludes the Enhanced Table of Contents Sources tutorial. Now you can:
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