Academic Help: US Legal Reference

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Legal Citation Help


About the Legal Reference Search Form

The Legal Reference search form is in the US Legal section of LexisNexis Academic. This search form allows you to search various legal dictionaries, law directories, and other Legal Reference material.

Search For

The "Search For" section allows you to input your own key terms. In these search boxes, you can put words or phrases that convey a particular topic, like "appeals." This is useful when you need to browse several documents on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find documents that include more than one topic. For example you can type "appeals" in one box, then select "AND" from the drop-down box, and type "statute of limitations" in another box. Use the other choices in the drop-down box like "OR", and "NOT" to narrow your results.

Select Source

On the Legal Reference search form, simply click the check boxes of those sources you'd like to search.

Your other option is to use the "Edit in Power Search" link to navigate to the Power Search form. From there, you can add Boolean operators to your search.