5/8/14

Lexis Advance's Upcoming Changes (AKA "No More Infinite Tabs")

For those of you who have been under a rock for the past few weeks (like me), you may not have heard of the changes that Lexis Advance is making to the look and feel of the product next month. Lexis is calling this a "New, Cleaner Look" that doesn't change the steps you take to research, but changes the way the results appear on the screen and how you navigate those results.

The biggest change is that the results are now "Tab-less." If you have used Lexis Advance in the past, you know that the tabs that ran across the top could quickly become unwieldy. In fact, I asked one of my research staff last night to jump out of Lexis Advance and into another Lexis platform in order to do some fact finding for me. This created an immediate plea for me to wait until they were completely finished with their current project because they would lose their – and this is a quote – "precious tabs." This immediately made me think of Gollum, and a few images later, I sent the researcher back the picture to the right.

Here's a video that just came out for the Academic users, but it shows some of the streamlined changes, and the new tab-less results. The new look is to launch next month, so start getting the word out now.


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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where I grew up, they called that "Lipstick on a hog."

Anonymous said...

What's the price for ads on this site? I didn't know 3 Geeks takes sponsors!!!

Allison Williams said...

That's wonderful!

Shaunna Mireau said...

Thanks for sharing this! We have yet to see the Canadian version of Lexis Advance and this helps me understand what is likely coming down the pipe.
Cheers!

Shaunna Mireau said...

Thanks for sharing this! We have yet to see the Canadian version of Lexis Advance and this helps me understand what is likely coming down the pipe.
Cheers!

Scott said...

While a Lexis representative indicated in a webinar that the new Lexis Advance would be released by mid-June, the release date isn't official and could be any time in "summer" (possibly August). https://www.lexisnexis.com/lextalk/mastery-support/f/4/t/440.aspx

Mary said...

I hope this is the beginning of many changes that need to be made to LexisAdvance. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

I know I'm being cynical, but how many things will "break" because of this fix? Unfortunately, my experiences with LexisAdvance leave me to wonder how the company is still in business!

 

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