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  1. 1. LexisNexis ™ Academic An Overview Fall 2004 Sandra Keys, Liaison Librarian for Accountancy and Business & Entrepreneurship
  2. 2. About LexisNexis ™ Academic <ul><li>A multidisciplinary database </li></ul><ul><li>Especially strong for legal materials and news sources </li></ul><ul><li>International focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even some foreign language news sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Available through indexes & databases on the UW Library homepage ( http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca ) </li></ul>
  3. 3. What we’ll look at today… <ul><li>Finding Canadian Case Law </li></ul><ul><li>Searching Legal Journals & Law Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Searching News </li></ul>
  4. 4. Four Steps <ul><li>No matter which type of search, these four steps can be followed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the appropriate database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search the database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View the results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save, Print, or E-Mail the results </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Selecting the Database <ul><li>From the main LexisNexis™ Academic search page, select the appropriate Search Form </li></ul>
  6. 6. Selecting the Database <ul><li>For Canadian Case Law and Legal Journals, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select “Legal Research” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For Legal Journals, select Law Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>For Canadian Case Law, select International Legal Materials  Commonwealth and Foreign Nations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Searching the Database <ul><li>The Search Form differs for each database, but… </li></ul><ul><li>Just fill in the form! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Searching the Database – Canadian Case Law <ul><li>Enter keyword(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Enter additional search terms to narrow your search </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Canadian Case Law” from the Source dropdown box </li></ul><ul><li>Select or enter the appropriate date/timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Search button </li></ul>
  9. 9. Searching the Database – Law Reviews <ul><li>Enter keyword(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Enter additional search terms to narrow your search </li></ul><ul><li>Select or enter the appropriate date/timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Search button </li></ul>
  10. 10. Searching the Database – News (Guided News Search) <ul><li>Select a news category (World News) </li></ul><ul><li>Select a news source (North/South America News Sources) </li></ul><ul><li>Enter search term(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Select or enter the appropriate date/timeframe </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Search button </li></ul>
  11. 11. Viewing the Results <ul><li>Documents can be viewed as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document List (the default) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded List (includes keywords in context) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KWIC format (one document at a time) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-text format (one document at a time) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An individual document can be viewed by clicking on the source (in red) </li></ul><ul><li>You can also modify the search from the Results page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter terms in the FOCUS™ search box and click on the “Search Within Results” button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the “Edit Search” link </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Viewing the Results
  13. 13. Saving, Printing, and E-Mailing Results <ul><li>Only the Document List and the Expanded List can be saved, printed, or e-mailed in batch mode </li></ul><ul><li>The full-text of documents can only be saved, printed, or e-mailed individually </li></ul>
  14. 14. Saving, Printing, and E-Mailing Results
  15. 15. Saving, Printing, and E-Mailing Results
  16. 16. Other Electronic Resources <ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hein Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Supreme Court decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International legal journals/law reviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LegalTrac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International legal news and articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factiva </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes Globe and Mail and National Post </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canadian Periodical Index (CPI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Articles from Canadian journals and magazines </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. For further information… <ul><li>Accountancy Research Starting Points Page ( http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/discipline/account/index.html ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Tips & Tricks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Related </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Questions?

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