By now most of our students should be aware of Lexis Advance, Lexis’s newest iteration and competitor to WestlawNext. In an attempt to get students to be more familiar with Lexis Advance, Lexis does not require students to do anything to extend their Lexis Advance passwords during the summer. If there are certain materials needed that are not on Lexis Advance, students can contact our Lexis rep, Kristy Ballard firstname.lastname@example.org, to get access to Lexis.com. While I understand Lexis wants students to get familiar with Lexis Advance, I don’t like the fact that their default position is only to give students access to Lexis Advance and not both.
Update on Lexis Advance content–Lexis Advance is supposed to have a release this summer that will add ALR, Am.Jur.2d, a number of state legal encyclopedias, Restatements, and international materials to Lexis Advance. This is welcome news.
If you want more info. on Lexis Advance, here’s a legal research column I wrote recently for Student Lawyer magazine about some of the new features on Lexis Advance.