Cool features on the newLexis Nexis Academic<br />Laura Wilson<br />Framingham State University<br />September 8, 2010<br />
What is Lexis Nexis Academic?<br />Database that offers full-text access to news, business and legal information<br />
New Interface<br />Lexis Nexis Academic has a new interface!<br />Easier to search<br />
Easy Navigation<br />Quick access to commonly used content<br />News, Legal and Company search boxes easy to find and use<br />Research famous people or countries in easy-to-search widgets on the main page<br />
Search the News widget<br />Search for your keywords in <br />Major world publications, newspapers, magazines, wire services, broadcast transcripts, blogs and all news<br />Choose a specific newspaper<br />News widget uses Natural Language searching<br />No need to use AND / OR between key terms<br />Put phrases between quotation marks “ ”<br />
More Additions to Searching the News <br />Under the “News” tab on the left of the screen, there are quick access links to search:<br />College & University News<br /> Find articles from a specific school’s newspaper, articles on particular topics from many institutions’ newspapers, or search the Chronicle for Higher Education <br />Regional News<br />Find news about a particular state or country, or from a particular author<br />Foreign Language News<br />Find stories from foreign news outlets (not translated)<br />Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese<br />
Look up a Legal Case widget <br />Search for a case by citation number, party name or topic<br />US Legal tab on left of screen provides other forms for more specific searching<br />Federal and state cases, landmark cases, supreme court briefs, state codes, legal reference and more!<br />
Get Company Info Widget<br />Search for a company profile by company name or ticker symbol<br />Use the “Companies” tab on the left of the screen for more advanced business research<br />Dossier™ Compare Companies<br />
Research Countries Widget<br />Find up-to-date political and economic information about a country<br />Select a country, then select a source that you would like to search<br />Business Monitor International, PRS Country Briefings, Recent News Stories and more!<br />
Research People Widget<br />Easily find information about public figures<br />Choose to search either biographies or recent news stories about the person<br />
Combined Search widget<br />Find information about a particular topic from multiple types of sources<br />Easily search for recent news stories and the profile of a particular company<br />Search US & World News, Company Profiles, SEC Filings, US & State Legal Cases and Law Reviews<br />
Subject Areas tab<br />Search for information on a topic from specific relevant sources<br />Subject areas include:<br />Accounting<br />Environmental Studies<br />Health & Medical Care<br />Government & Politics<br />People<br />Consumer Information<br />
Confused? No Problem!<br />Updated “Help” feature<br />Articles dedicated to database use and features located on an easy to use wiki<br />Search or browse for your topic<br />“Help and Instructions” tab on the left side of the screen that offers direct access to the wiki as well as video tutorials on using the database <br />There are question mark symbols throughout the different sections and areas of the database<br />
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