The LexisNexis Academic database has a new and improved user interface. LexisNexis Academic provides regional, national and international full-text content from over 10,000 news, legal and business sources. The new Easy Search interface is divided into six subject areas so users can efficiently search LexisNexis Academic content. The LexisNexis Power Search still provides users with the option to use the search types “terms and connectors” or “natural language”.
The Search the News section allows users to search local, regional, national and international news sources from 1980 to the present. Users can limit by source type, such as newspapers, magazine and even blogs or they can limit by a publication’s name.
Look up a Legal Case provides access to U.S. and state cases by citation (163 U.S. 537), parties (Furman v. Georgia), or topic (equal opportunity). Users can click on the Cases link to help refine a search for a case and theLandmark Cases link to find a list of important U.S. cases.
Under Get Company Info users will find access to information on over 43,000,000 companies. Basic company information can be found by search for a company name or ticker symbol. More complete company information can be found by clicking on the Company Dossier and Company Profile links.
The Research Countries section allows users to find political and economic information about a specific country. Country information can be searched by country name and limited by source.
With the Research People section users can research public figures. Enter at least a last name in the input boxes provided. To find general information about the public figure, select “Biographies” from the source drop-down box. To see recent news stories that include a person select “Recent News Stories.”
Finally, the Combined Search feature is useful for searching a particular topic over different types of content. Searches can be limited by date (with the system default set for “previous 2 years”) while content type searched can be expanded to include news, legal cases, SEC filings, company profiles and law reviews.
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