Lexis ® Search Advisor: Retrieve All Headnotes on a Topic Tutorial - Textual Version.

This tutorial describes how to retrieve all headnotes on a legal topic in Lexis ® Search Advisor.

Suppose research on Age Discrimination has led you to 839 F.2d 1192, and the case is displayed in Full View. With LexisNexis ® Headnotes, you enjoy easy access to Lexis ® Search Advisor for related research.

LexisNexis Headnotes include links to Lexis Search Advisor. Selecting any link in the path takes you to the appropriate location in the topic hierarchy. If the link is to an end-level topic, it takes you to the appropriate search form.

Selecting the "Retrieve All Headnotes and Additional Cases" icon takes you directly to the jurisdiction selection form to Retrieve All Headnotes and Additional Cases on the topic. Try that now. Click the "Retrieve All Headnotes and Additional Cases" icon for the first headnote.

That displays the jurisdication selection form for retrieving all headnotes and additional cases. After selecting a jurisdiction (in this example, "Labor Cases, Federal"), you can start the search. Click the "Go" button to do that.

Results appear in Digest View, which includes headnotes for the selected topic.

The Digest View also shows the most pertinent text from other highly relevant cases, such as Stevens v. Department of Treasury. These additional cases are included because they are relevant to the topic, although they may not have a headnote assigned to the topic.

You can display only the cases with headnotes by selecting the "Show Headnotes Only" link. To redisplay all cases for the topic, select the "Exit Headnotes Only" link.

You can also change the order in which cases appear. Normally, cases are displayed in order by Court/Date. Another way to display cases is based on how frequently they are cited in other cases on the list. Let's try that. Click the "Sort by" drop-down. Then select "Frequently Cited." Documents then display with the most frequently cited cases first.

Each case displays the number of cases in which it is cited, and has a "view" link. To display those cases that cite a particular case, select its "view" link. That displays the cases in Cite View. To return to the Frequently Cited list, select the "Exit Citing Cases" link.

You can also display cases with the most extensive discussions on the topic for the selected jurisdiction. To do that, select the "In-Depth Discussions" link.

Lexis Search Advisor displays a list of up to 15 cases with good discussions of the legal topic. These cases are sorted in order of relevance. To go back to the answer set, select the "Return to Retrieve all Headnotes" link.

That concludes this tutorial module. The next module discusses Case Law Display and Delivery Options.

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