HOW TO SELECT SOURCES When performing a search on LexisNexis ® the first thing that you need to do is to choose the type of research that you would like to conduct, for example a case law search or a case analysis search.
Together, We Can Case Law Search Click on the case law tab 1 2
Together, We Can Select an appropriate source from the drop-down list
Together, We Can For more information on the selected source, click on the icon 1 2 A pop-up window as such will appear. Click on Malayan Law Journal
Together, We Can A pop-up window will appear which shows the Source Information for the particular source that has been chosen. 3
Together, We Can Once you have determined the source for your research, the next step will be to enter the key words that you wish to search in the Enter Search Terms box, then click on the [ Search ] button. (See example below)
Together, We Can Type in your search term. E.g. Medical Negligence. Then click the [Search] button. 1 2
Together, We Can The result window is displayed
Together, We Can HOW TO VIEW DOCUMENTS There are 4 options available in LexisNexis® to view documents. The options are:- Cite KWIC (keyword In context ) Full Custom
Together, We Can HOW TO VIEW DOCUMENTS: CITE CITE (citation) is the default view. This view method will provide all documents or cases pertaining to your search as a list of citations.
Together, We Can FOCUS SEARCH LexisNexis ® offers features that enable users to refine the search to make the result more accurate and precise.
Together, We Can From your result window, click on the Advanced
Together, We Can Type in additional keywords which are more precise and specific. E.g. Medical Negligence and Doctor’s Duty. Then, click [Focus] button.
Together, We Can The result window is displayed. With the additional keywords, it has been narrowed down to 7 document only.
Together, We Can Terms and Connectors LexisNexis® offers lists of connectors which you can use throughout your searches.
See tables below for brief descriptions and example. ConnectorsExamples AND Links words or phrases that must appear together in the same document, no matter how close or far apart. Example: medical AND malpractice OR Links synonyms, antonyms, alternate forms of expression, etc. Broadens search results. Words separated by OR will appear in any of the documents returned, but not necessarily in the same document. Example: breach OR violate OR infringe W/N Locates search terms within a certain number (N) of words of each other. Does not specify word order. Example: evidence W/2 act (read: act within two words of evidence) *N is numeric number starts from 1 to 255 W/S Looks for documents with search words in the same sentence; cannot be combined with the W/N. Example: infring! W/S freedom of speech W/P Looks for documents with search words in the same paragraph; cannot be combined with the W/N. Example: medical negligence W/P hospital
Together, We Can Wild Cards WildcardsExamples Asterisk (*) Use the * to replace a single or multiple letter in a word. You can use up to seven in the same word, anywhere in the word except as the first letter. e.g: wom*n finds both “women ” and woman” e.g: Ahm*d finds both Ahmad or Ahmed Exclamation Point (!) Use the ! to replace an infinite number of letters following a word root. e.g : insur! = insure, insured, insurance, insurer e.g : charg!= charging, charges, chargeable, charged
Together, We Can SEGMENT SEARCH Segment Search allows you to conduct a search within several headings. Among some of the most commonly used segments are Name, Catchwords, Court or JudgementBy.
Together, We Can Select a [Segment] from the drop-down menu. 1
Together, We Can For e.g, if you have selected the [ JudgmentBy ] segment, type the judges name in the next box 2 Then, click on the [ Add ] button 3
Together, We Can Once you have clicked on the [ Add ] button, you will be able to see the selected segment and the judge’s name in the [ Enter Search Term ] box 4 Then, click on the [ Search ] button to retrieve the results. 5
Together, We Can Case Analysis Search Click on the Case Analysis tab
Together, We Can Select the Type of treatment. For e.g. Positive Treatment is for cases that have followed or affirmed a particular case. Enter the Case Name (s) 1 2 3
Together, We Can Legislation Search Click on the Legislation tab
Together, We Can Once again choose the appropriate source before conducting the search
Together, We Can Type in the key word and click the search button to retrieve the results. Please take note that the search techniques are the same through out the left panel menu. E.g, Journals, News and etc.
Together, We Can HOW TO PRINT A DOCUMENT OR CASE Firstly, select the document(s) that you would like to print 1 2 Then, click on the [Print] tab
Together, We Can A [Print Document] pop-up window will appear Choose the preferred format for the document 3 Choose the view format that you would like to print in. If you need the full document, click on Full, if you only need the citations click on Cite. 4 5 Next, check the document range and the formatting options 6
Together, We Can HOW TO DOWNLOAD A DOCUMENT OR CASE Firstly, select the document(s) that you would like to download 1 Then, click on the [Download] tab 2
Together, We Can A [Download Document] pop-up window will appear 3 4 5 6 Choose the type of format that you would like to download by clicking the drop down menu in, and. Once you have selected the formats, then click on to download. 3456
Together, We Can You will see a [ Ready to Download ] pop-up window a b Choose option or to save the document in the in your preferred drive. ab
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