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IDS 3930: 4. LexisNexis Academic

General Information

LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic provides full-text documents from over 350 newspaper, 300 magazines and journals, over 600 newsletters, radio and television transcripts, polls and surveys, legal sources, business data, medical and health information, and non-English language sources.


For practice exercises, click here.

Search Tips

Easy Search – this is the default screen

      Type in your topic in the “Search the News” box

      Choose which sources in either Source Type or Source Title

      You can search and limit within your results by clicking on any of the categories on the left

      side of the screen.   

      You can also print, email, and/or save the article.


Power Search –for more in-depth research

      Click the headings on the left side of the screen to link to more specialized searching.     

      Type in your topic in the Search Terms box

      Select date from drop-down menu

      Select sources by type or name


Searching tips

      Select Natural Language to search for phrases – use quotation marks

      Select Terms and Connectors to use the following

          Connectors – use AND, OR, NOT to combine search terms

          Truncation – use ! to replace one or more letters at the end of a word

          Wildcards – use * to replace a letter within a word

Additional Help

There is a Help link in the upper-right corner of every page with general searching information. Each tab also has a Help link with more specific information.