LexisNexis Academic, will be unavailable on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 from 12:01 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. because of maintenance work.
The focus will be on accessing and employing the 9,000+ full-text news, business, medical, and legal publications found in the database.
- Tuesday, February 5 at 11am in the EKS Reference Computer Commons
- This session will most benefit the following Departments:
- Education (undergraduate & graduate)
- Modern Languages
- History & Political Science
- Sciences (all areas – undergraduate & graduate)
- Sport Sciences
- All are Welcome
- Feel free to post questions here
Join Librarians Amee Odom and Ashley Shealy at Faculty Lunch on Wednesday, March 28th at 11:30 a.m. (for lunch, presentation begins at noon) for the third and final installment in the EKS Library’s Lunch and Learn Spring 2012 series.
Simply purchase your meal, go through the buffet, and meet in the side room for the session entitled “LexisNexis: More Than Legalities.” The focus will be on accessing and employing the 9,000+ full-text news, business, medical, and legal publications found in the database.
Now that the semester is over, here is a chance to examine two databases of long standing that have recently received face-lifts. LexisNexis has for the past two years been developing a whole new look to its Academic line of databases. Books in Print is employing Acqua Browser, a popular interface seen in many public libraries.
The first thing you will notice about the new LexisNexis interface is that the standard Easy Search has all the basic search boxes front and center. Easy Search is no longer a stripped down version of Power Search but a flexible tool in its own right.
You will also noticed that LexisNexis has moved all the major navigation to one place. The former interface placed its major items (News, Legal, Business, and People) along the top of the screen, leaving Easy Search and Power Search along the side with miscellaneous links. The new interface places all the searches along the side. The types of searches have increased and each is easily found with the sliding menu bar. Choices now are News, US Legal, International Legal, Companies, Subject Areas, and a comprehensive list of Sources.
LexisNexis now makes it easier to limit search by providing a menu that allows one to limit by subject category, source type, publication, industry, company, geography, and language. The experience is a clearer, easier, and more powerful way to find what you need.
Books in Print has done more than simplify its search interface. Besides the Aqua-Browser relevance cloud on the left-hand side the the screen, there are a wealth of ways to limit your selection from the right-hand menu. Once you find just the book you are after, you have a wealth of information. Not only do you get bibliographic and publisher information, but review and chapter snippets.
Database: LexisNexis Academic
Disciple/Subject: Legal, News, Business, People
Contains: Full-text holdings from over 350 newspapers with archives dating back 25 years or more, 300 magazines and journals, over 600 newsletters, transcripts of television and radio broadcasts, polls and surveys, non-English news sources, blogs, and online publications (http://www.lexisnexis. com/documents/academic/academic_migrationAcadUserGuideGettingStarted.pdf.
Features: In addition to the General topic tab that provides multi-subject searching, LexisNexis Academic features four additional topic tabs that provide subject-specific search forms for News, Legal, Business and People. Here is just a sampling of the powerful results this database can provide.
News: search choices from the red and blue links on the right-hand side of the screen are either News or Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Customize your News search with multiple index terms from the provided lists by selecting one or more industries such as Health Care or Music, one or more subjects such as Best Practices or Deaths & Obituaries and/or one or more regions such as All Countries or United States.
Legal: search choices from the red and blue links on the right-hand side of the screen include Law Reviews, Federal & State Cases, Shepard’s Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789, Federal & State Codes, Foreign Nations and more.
Business: search choices from the red and blue links on the right-hand side of the screen include Company Dossier, Company Profiles, SEC Filings, Country Profiles and more. Use the Business tab to find a company’s ticker symbol, D-U-N-S number, corporate headquarters, subsidiaries, etc.
People: search by name or subject terms and customize results by selecting specific sources such as Biographical References and Directories, Entertainment News Biographies, Obituary Information and more.
Help is never far away in LexisNexis Academic – the Related Links box at the bottom right of each screen offers solutions to “How do I …?” questions, and help topics are customized for each search type in the different topic tabs.
There is a lot to the latest group of databases now available to Wingate faculty, staff and students from Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe . This week’s focus is on its newspaper abstracting service. Lexis/Nexis news offers full-text access to National and International Dailies, many local and regional newspapers (including the Charlotte Observer from 1996), wire services (updated throughout the day) and campus newspapers (including the Chronicle of Higher Education). Searching Lexis/Nexis can range from the very simple to the very sophisticated, allowing one to limit by newspaper, date, keyword, title, and lead paragraph.
Access to Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe is limited to the computers in the Academic Quad, Stegall, and the DPC.