Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014     Views: 35

The best way to get into ALR on Lexis Advance is –

(1)   From the homepage, select “Browse Sources”;

(2)   Using the filters on the left side, under “Content Type” first select “Secondary Materials”;

(3)   Then click “More” to expand the “Content Type” filter list and select “Jurisprudence”;

(4)   That will bring up 15 sources and ALR will be the 2nd result.  To add it to your search, click it and choose “Add this source to the search” in the box that pops up.

(5)   At that point, you can enter and run your search in the search box.

 Because it is a bit convoluted, I've also attached a short screencast (38 sec.) of the process.

If there are particular sources in Lexis Advance that you will be using frequently, consider adding them to your favorites.  Simply search for, click them, and then select “Add this source as a favorite.”  Once you do that you will be able to search those sources simply by clicking “Recent and Favorites” (next to the gold star, below the search box) on the main page.

If you are looking for other types of secondary materials, follow steps 1 and 2 and then read through the filters to determine which kind of secondary source you want to search and/or which jurisdiction(s) you are interested in.

If your firm is still using, finding ALRs is a bit easier.

(1)   Under “Quick Tools” on the upper right side of the screen, select “Find a Source”;

(2)   Using Option 1, just type in “ALR” and click “Find”;

(3)   ALR will be the first result and you click to search this source.

Alternatively, you can get to ALR from the Legal tab à Under the heading “Secondary Legal”, click “Jurisprudences, ALR, & Encyclopedias”.  ALR is the third link in the left column.

Please feel free to call the Reference Office with any more questions: (812) 855-2938.  We're here all summer!

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