The Lexis Web product includes important, legal-oriented Web content selected and validated by the LexisNexis editorial staff. You can trust that all content has met LexisNexis criteria for being authoritative and accurate.
I see that my Real Estate Space blog is included in the index. I also saw JD Supra, Connie Crosby, Slaw and Goodwin Procter in the search results. I assume they have included most law firm websites. They even included Kevin O’Keefe’s Real Lawyers Have Blogs.
I could not find a list of the included sites.(KM Space is not one of the included sites.)
At first I thought Lexis had merely wrapped a frame around a Google Custom Site Search, like I did when I put together the KM Sites Search. But I saw some great tools to help you deal with the search results:
- Navigation based on Lexis Search by Topic or Headnote legal classification system
- Navigation based on Lexis LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology
- Navigation based on legal citations
- Recommended list of sources to search in LexisNexis
Those are the kinds of things I saw in great enterprise search tools like Vivisimo. Maybe this is a by-product of the partnership among Vivisimo and Lexis for Interwoven’s Universal Search.
It is a great free product from Lexis. (It is odd to put “Lexis” and “free” in the same sentence.) There are links to premium lexis content and a Google adwords panel. Perhaps that will be enough to support the creation and maintenance of Lexis Web Search.
Thanks to Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog and Leslie Street of Due Process: The Georgetown Law Library Blog pointing out this new service: Lexis Offers (in Beta) Legal-Specific Search Engine for the Web.