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Lexis Advance: LexisNexis Advance Terms & Connectors

A guide to using Lexis Advance for law students, faculty, and library patrons.

Terms & Connectors - LexisNexis

Lexus Advance Terms & Connectors

These commands and connectors are used for advanced searching and will return more on-point search results.

Full explanation of these commands and connectors can be found HERE.

Connectors

Connector

Explanation

Example

and

Use the and connector to find words that are far apart from one another or in different sections.

budget and deficit

or

Use the or connector to find documents that contain either or both of the words or phrases linked by or.

ship or vessel or boat

and not

Use the and not connector to find documents in which a search word or phrase is to be excluded.

capital and not gains

w/n

Use the w/n connector to find documents in which the first word appears within "n" words of the second one.

vicious w/3 dog

pre/n

Use the pre/n connector to find documents in which the first word precedes the second by not more than "n" words.

overtime pre/3 compensation

/n

Use the /n connector to find documents in which the first word appears within "n" words of the second one.

          vicious /3 dog

w/para

Use the w/para connector to find documents with search words that appear within the same paragraph, or within approximately 75 words of each other.

retirement w/para benefit

w/ sent

Use the w/sent connector to find documents with search words that appear within the same sentence, or within approximately 25 words of each other.

earnings w/sent taxation

w/seg

Use the w/seg connector to find documents in which your search terms appear in the same segment (headline, body, etc.), or within approximately 100 words of each other.

unreported w/seg income

near/n

Use the near/n connector to find documents with search words that appear within "n" words of each other.

richard near/3 branson

onear/n

Use the onear/n connector to find documents in which the first word precedes the second by not more than "n" words.

overtime onear/3 compensation

Commands

Command

Explanation

Example

atleast

Use the atleast command to require that a term or terms appear "at least" so many times in a document.

atleast10(cercla)

!

Use an exclamation mark (!) to find a root word plus all the words made by adding letters to the end of it.

employ! would find variations on the term employ such as employee, employer, employment, and their plurals.

*

Use an asterisk (*) to find a root word plus all the words made by adding letters to the end of it.

employ* would find variations on the term employ such as employee, employer, employment, and their plurals.

?

Use a question mark (?) to find variations of a word by replacing characters anywhere in the word, except the first character.

wom?n would find woman and women

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