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Lexis+ UK Legal Research: How to use Lexis+ UK: Lexis+ UK Journals

How to access the Lexis Library database service and use it to find: case law, legislation, journal articles and more. This also includes information about how to access international materials on Lexis Library.

 

Lexis+ UK Legal Research

Lexis+ UK Legal Research will replace Lexis Library in the autumn of 2022. Content and functionality will remain similar.

Information on this guide will be updated as soon as possible.

For more information on using the new Lexis+ platform look at the following guides:


You can view a demonstration of Lexis+ UK Legal Research:

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Lexis+ UK Journals search

The Lexis+ UK Legal Research 'Book & Journals' search provides access to many full-text articles from UK legal journals.

You can also search the 'Journals Summaries' to help locate articles in legal journals.


You can use the simple search box on the Home page to search for journal articles. However, for more search options you may prefer to use the main 'Books & Journals' search screen. On the Home page under 'Content' select ‘Books & Journals’, you can then further refine by selecting 'Journals' or 'Journal Summaries' under 'Content Type'. For further search options select 'Advanced Search'.

Searching for full text journal articles on Lexis+

You can use the simple search box on the Home page to search for journal articles. However, for more search options you may prefer to use the main 'Books & Journals' search screen. On the Home page under 'Content' select ‘Books & Journals’, you can then further refine by selecting 'Journals' or 'Journal Summaries' under 'Content Type'. For further search options select 'Advanced Search'.To search for terms in specific sections of documents: enter your terms in the appropriate box(es):

  • ‘Author’               e.g. Nicole Busby
  • ‘Document Title / Journal Title’        e.g. Crumbs of Comfort: Pregnancy and the Status of 'Worker' under EU Law's Free Movement Provisions
  • ‘Article Citation’   e.g. Ind Law J (2015) 44 (1): 134

To search using other terms, enter these in the ‘Terms’ boxes. (Use connectors to link your terms. For help using connectors, see guidance in the 'Use Connectors' box to the right of the search boxes.)

You can select or enter additional relevant information in other search fields.

Select the search button to display results.


Tip: You can specify other sections of a document to find search terms using the 'Advanced search' options.

Lexis+ Journals search results

The search results list displays records matching your query.

Documents may include abstracts as well as full- text articles.

Select the article title to view the document.

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