Information a la carte
LexisNexis has introduced AlaCarte, an online service for small- to medium-size businesses and independent professionals. The service provides access to more than 20,000 sources of business, news, business public records and government information, including newspapers, magazines and transcripts, company and industry reports, deed records, liens, zip demographics, intellectual property and state and federal legislation.
Available http://www.lexisnexis.com/alacartenow, users can log on and conduct a simple or advanced search free of charge (users pay only for documents retrieved). There is also a Hot Topic button that allows searching related topics, such as Iraq War or Terrorism. The site does not require a subscription, and documents can be ordered on a per-document basis by credit card through a secure site. Consumers will also gain access to legal information starting next year.