This tutorial module describes how you can research more efficiently using LexisNexis ® Headnotes.
This module begins with Yeager v. Local Union 20 displayed in Full View, and scrolled to where LexisNexis Headnotes appear.
LexisNexis Headnotes are key legal points of a case drawn directly from the language of the court by LexisNexis ® attorney-editors. You can jump directly to the text point where each LexisNexis Headnote appears by selecting the numbered headnote icon next to it. The icon is labeled "Go to this Headnote in this case." Go ahead and try that with HN2 of Yeager v. Local Union 20.
Itís easy to notice the similarity between the courtís language and that of the LexisNexis Headnote. Each LexisNexis Headnote is numbered, making it easy for you to review the main points of a case online or offline. To return to the Headnote, select the up arrow icon next to the headnote number. That icon is labeled "Go to the description of this Headnote."
You can hide or show LexisNexis Headnotes depending on your research needs. Just select the "Hide Headnotes" link. The "Hide Headnotes" link changes to "Show Headnotes." You can select the "Show Headnotes" link to redisplay the LexisNexis Headnotes.
All headnotes have a link for More Like This Headnote to allow quick access to cases with language similar to the headnote. Select the "More Like This Headnote" link to display the jurisdiction selection form.
You can search for More Like This Headnote in your original source or in any of the jurisdictions listed on the selection form. Click the "Search" button when you have selected your source.
Results appear in the Digest View, which shows headnotes and paragraphs that match the text of the original headnote. The answer set is ranked by relevance or Closest Match. It can also be sorted by Court/Date or just by Date.
That concludes this tutorial module. The next module describes how to retrieve all headnotes for a particular legal topic.
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