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MASTERPIECE2020

The terms-and-connectors search method is best to use under which of the following circumstances

1. You have a citation, and need to quickly determine if the case is still good law. Which Lexis.com feature would you use to perform this task?

A. Shepard’s for Validation

B. Transactional Advisor

C. FOCUS

D. Unrestricted

2. The terms-and-connectors search method is best to use under which of the following circumstances?

A. When you’re unsure of what search words to use in your search request

B. When you’re researching complex legal issues

C. When you want to establish specific relationships between your search terms

D. When you want to ensure the thoroughness of your legal research

3. You’re formulating a search request and one of your search terms is host. Which of the following will find variations of the word host?

A. host* C. !host

B. host D. host!

4. You want to retrieve a specific case, and have the case name and citation. Which is the most efficient document retrieval method?

A. Use Alerts. C. Get a Document by Citation.

B. Run a word search. D. Use the Transactional Advisor.

5. Which of the following shows the six basic steps to conducting online legal research, in

the correct order?

A. State your issue, select a source, select a search method, browse documents, Shepardize your research results

B. Select a search method, browse documents, select a source, state your issue, Shepardize your research results

C. Select a source, state your issue, browse documents, select a search method, Shepardize your research results

D. Browse documents, select a search method, state your issue, select a source, Shepardize your research results

6. Which of the following are primary sources?

A. Legal periodicals C. Federal and state case law

B. American Jurisprudence D. Model Acts and Uniform Laws

7. Your supervising attorney asked you to search secondary sources regarding self incrimination

and Fifth Amendment issues. Which of the following sources would you use?

A. Legislative history C. Court rules

B. Administrative decisions D. American Law Reports

8. You have a citation, and need to find additional relevant authority, statutes, law reviews,

and annotations. Which Lexis.com feature would you use to perform this task?

A. Search/by Topic or Headnote C. Get a Document

B. Shepard’s for Research D. Any Analysis

9. Your supervising attorney has taken on a case involving a woman who was stopped for

speeding by a police officer who, after verifying her driver’s license, searched her

purse and found a marijuana cigarette. She was then arrested, and is challenging the

validity of the arrest, claiming her Fourth Amendment rights were violated because she

was singled out due to her race, and there was no reasonable suspicion to justify the

search. You’re assigned to do a search on Lexis.com for cases regarding warrantless

drug searches, the legality of “profiling,” and under what circumstances police may

search a vehicle or property in it without the owner’s consent. Which of the following

searches would be most likely to get relevant results?

A. drug or racial w/4 profil! and consent w/5 search and reason! suspicion

B. racial profiling /s consent search and reasonable susp!

C. racial profil! and marij! or consent search w/5 reason! suspicion

D. drug or racial w/4 profil! /p consent /s search and reason! Suspicion 10. You conducted some legal research in the morning. It’s now afternoon, and you want to revisit your previous research sessions. How would you do this?

A. Click on the link All Sources.

B. Pick a topic from the Recently Used Sources box.

C. There’s no Lexis.com feature to revisit previous research sessions.

D. Click on the History link.

11. You’re Shepardizing a case. The _______ is the citation you’re Shepardizing.

A. cited reference C. research issue

B. citing reference D. research topic

12. Your supervising attorney asked you to locate a witness, ***** *****. You plan on running

a search in the public records sources. Which of the following would you use?

A. jane w/3 smith; terms and connectors method

B. jane or smith; terms and connectors method

C. jane and smith; terms and connectors method

D.  natural language method

13. You’re conducting factual research, and looking for an individual’s address for service

of process purposes. Which source would you use?

A. Reference C. Secondary Legal

B. Locate a Person (Nationwide) NR D. Country & Region

14. You’re assisting an attorney in a case involving a client who suffered a herniated disc

in a construction accident. The attorney wants you to search in the jury verdicts source to learn more about the settlement value of this case. You ran a search and retrieved more than 100 documents on this issue. What should you do next to help narrow your answer set of documents?

A. Browse through the 100 documents.

B. Use the Alert feature.

C. Use the FOCUS feature.

D. Run the search in a different source