Lexis-Nexis is developed and sold by LEXIS-NEXIS
What is Lexis?
Lexis is an online legal, news and business information service.
The LEXIS service contains major archives of federal and state case law, continuously updated statutes of all 50 states, state and federal regulations and public records from major U.S. states. The LEXIS service has 41 specialized libraries covering all major fields of practice, including tax, securities, banking, environmental, energy and international. Convenient group files combine legal information from all jurisdictions and, where appropriate, add sources of relevant business, financial or general news. A subscriber to the LEXIS service may also have access to the NEXIS service and its related services.
The Hot Topics library contains summaries of the latest legal and regulatory developments within nearly 40 practice areas. The 2NDARY library contains All Restatements of the Law, ALR® and LEd2d articles and selected state jurisprudence and is a great place to start researching secondary legal research materials.
The LEXIS service contains libraries of English, French and Canadian law, and other legal materials from Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Ireland and Scotland. In addition, the service has a full complement of research tools, including an online Guide which provides detailed descriptions of all NEXIS and selected LEXIS libraries.
The NEXIS® Service
The NEXIS service is a leading news and business information service which contains more than 7,100 sources, of which 3,700 provide their entire publications online. These include regional, national and international newspapers, news wires, magazines, trade journals and business publications.
The NEXIS service is the exclusive online archival source for The New York Times in the legal, business and other professional markets. The NEXIS service also offers several thousand other news sources including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Fortune, and The Economist. It is a one-stop service for both national network and regional television broadcast transcripts, in addition to carrying CNN and National Public Radio news and features. Major news services of China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the U.K., the unified Russian republics and the United States are vital sources of international business information and news. In addition, the NEXIS service contains more than 2,000 sources of abstracts including The Wall Street Journal.
The NEXIS service also offers: brokerage house and industry analyst reports; public records such as corporate filings, company records and property records; tax information; plus political analysis and information.
The NEXIS service assists users in many ways. The Top News (TOPNWS) library contains same-day news from selected key sources from around the world, including news wires -- the Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times News Service, Agence France-Press and Xinhua -- and major metropolitan newspapers. Users also can select libraries by topic.
The NEXIS Market library, for instance, focuses on marketing and industry news by specific industry. Topics libraries include banks, business and finance, computers and communications, energy, entertainment and environment.
NEXIS service "hot files" are placed online within 24 hours in some cases when rapid-fire developments in domestic or foreign affairs create extraordinary interest among users. The special files combine information from sources scattered throughout its grouped files.
Other LEXIS-NEXIS features, products
- EdgarPlus is offered on the LEXIS-NEXIS services through an agreement with Disclosure Incorporated, allowing access to SEC filings and a series of SEC products developed from EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval system) data. When implementation is completed in 1996, more than 15,000 companies will electronically file required SEC documents through the EDGAR system.
- The ECLIPSE feature (Electronic Clipping Service) automatically reports new materials that correspond to a saved search request. The reports can be issued daily, business days, weekly or monthly via fax, e-mail or viewed online at the customer's convenience.
- The "MORE" command takes full-text, online searching to a new dimension by enabling a LEXIS-NEXIS subscriber to use a single document as a model to retrieve more documents that resemble it. The search is formulated automatically for the user by extracting key terms from the model document.
- The FOCUS feature enables the narrowing of a search request by determining if additional search terms appear within a set of already-retrieved documents.
- The LEXDOC® feature allows LEXIS-NEXIS subscribers to order copies of public records documents retrieved from any jurisdiction -- state or local -- in the country through the LEXDOC feature. Public records filed in Canada and the Virgin Islands are also available. Orders are handled by LEXIS® Document Services.
- LEXIS® Public Records Online service is a powerful litigation research tool that provides online access to information from selected states about real and personal property assets, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) liens, secretary of state corporation filings, a verdicts and settlements library, and court indices and dockets.
- LEXIS-NEXIS has two unique Web-based tools with which to conduct searches. LEXIS-NEXIS reQUESTer Direct searches news, company information, financial information, and more. LEXIS-NEXIS reQUESTer Major Papers searches regional and national papers. Both are available for purchase via credit card for as little as $24 a day. To sign up, visit: http://www.lexis-nexis.com/business/products/productRE.html. For more information about becoming a monthly subscriber visit http://www.lexis-nexis.com/lncc/general/contactus.html and fill out the information card.
- LEXIS® Document Services provides prompt nationwide access to searching and filing of hardcopy Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), corporate, tax lien and judgment documents. With a toll-free telephone call, filings and search requests are fulfilled at both state and local levels in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
- Subscribers to the online services receive free LEXIS-NEXIS Research Software in formats compatible with all commonly used computer platforms, and include LEXIS® Macros for Word for Windows and LEXIS® Macros for WordPerfect® that allow a seamless connection with word processing applications.
- LEXIS-NEXIS Online Connection macros allow legal professionals to integrate information from CD-ROM products, word processing programs and Folio infobases in document preparation. Other LEXIS-NEXIS software comprising an attorney's toolkit for document preparation and management include CiteRite™ II, FullAuthority™, CompareRite™, CheckCite™ and Legal VIEWS™ infobase applications.
The Lexis-Nexis database can be accessed from the Internet or through software on your computer. Using the Internet allows access to fewer resources. However, the number of users is unlimited.
- To access Lexis-Nexis through the software, contact email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I access Lexis Nexis?
A: Lexis data can be accessed either through the Lexis Research software or through the Lexis Academic Universe website at http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe
Q: What are the differences between the Lexis Research software and the Lexis Academic Universe website?
A: The Lexis Research software provides and application interface in which to construct queries that are then submitted via the Internet. In addition, there is a 2 simultaneous user limit for the software. Lexis Academic Universe is available on the web and has no user limits. However, the data offering through Academic Universe are not as comprehensive as those in the Lexis Research software.
Q: I get an error after selecting one of the two id’s during the Lexis Research software log in process. What is wrong?
A: The Lexis Research software has a two simultaneous user limit. Try selecting the second id number. If neither number works, two users are already on the system.
Q: Can I use Lexis Academic Universe at home?
A: Lexis Academic Universe is IP verified. Therefore, to access the Lexis Academic Universe website from home, you will need to be logged onto the internet through ASU PPP dialup.