Online Research using Lexis Advance

Sue Yap walks us through the use of this popular database.

What’s in this video:

  • 00:00​ – Introduction
  • 00:41​ – Searching for cases using a party name (example: Codelfa)
  • 02:08​ – Judicial treatment of the case – Lexis summary information (and what to be careful about)
  • 03:10​ – Looking up cases using citations
  • 03:36​ – Using Key Word Searches
  • 05:43​ – Publications and secondary sources
  • 06:05​ – Halsbury’s Laws of Australia
  • 07:44​ – Why use Lexis Advance? (when is this the best resource?)

Sue refers to the “Video on Acronyms” – You can find that here.

Recent updates!

Since we made this video, Lexis Nexis has released a new feature – similar to one of our favourite features in Jade!

If your law school’s subscribes to both Unreported Judgements and CaseBase Case Citator you will be able to see Paragraph citations when reading Unreported Judgements handed down since 1998. Flags will help you identify when to pay attention – they will indicate the volume of discussion for each paragraph, and as you can see both the judgement and any subsequent discussion on the relevant paragraph ‘side by side’ it will be much easier to assess the nature and usefulness of the discussion than it was previously. They are also providing ‘most cited’ information in a visual way – so you can immediately jump to the most cited paragraph. Knowing why a case is famous really helps you understand what to look for when you’re working through that never ending reading.