We are excited to announce that Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® is now offering a new data visualization tool that will make it faster and easier for you to assess cases and determine relevance right from the Search Results Page. Search Term Maps has been added to your results list for cases. Search Term Maps is designed to help you process case law search results quickly and efficiently. This new feature offers: colour mapping of key words, search term location bars, an ability Hide/Show visualized search terms, plus more.
Search Term Location Bars quickly point you to the most relevant portions of a case. This graphical tool:
Case Preview: The passage that is displayed in the Search Term Map comes from the version of the case which "best matches" your search criteria.
Treatment of Parallel Citations in the Search Results List: Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® offers a unique feature which rolls-up multiple versions of a case resulting from parallel citations, and all associated case-summaries, into a single result on your search result page. Citations for versions of the case containing your search terms are highlighted in yellow. (i.e. In the example below  3 S.C.R. 461 contains the search terms, but  3 R.C.S. 461, which is the French version of the case, does not contain the search terms). With our new Graphical View, the ability to expand/collapse the list of parallel citations visible on the results list has been introduced.
Show/Hide Term Highlights Feature: This feature is visible in the search results page. Check boxes allow you to select the search terms which you would like to display. When a change is made, the Case Preview and the Search Term Location Bar are updated and display only the terms selected making it easy to pin-point segments within a case containing specific terms.
New Full-Text Case View Search Term Location Bar: Once you've selected a case which meets your search criteria you will find a Search Term Location Bar, similar to the one found in the results list, at the top of the screen. This Search Term Location Bar provides a complete map of search terms found in the case, and visually allows you to see the location and density of your search terms without scrolling. The Full-Text Case Search Term Location Bar features an interactive slider that enables you to browse through the paragraphs containing your search terms.
Sign-on to Lexis Advance® Quicklaw® today and explore this new Graphical View!