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 LexisNexis Academic

Database Information

"LexisNexis Academic provides college students and faculty quick, comprehensive access to credible legal, business, and news information. The database helps students and faculty members at colleges and universities save valuable research time by offering them quick, easy access to more than 10,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources available in a single location." --
LexisNexis Website

Database Features
Full text of articles from law reviews and journals—more than 500 publications
Federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court Decisions since 1790
Federal regulations, including The Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and more
More than 1,500 legal newspapers, magazines, and newsletters
Patents from 1790 forward
Company profiles that provide business intelligence on public and private companies

Search Operators
Connectors: AND, OR, AND NOT
Wildcards: ? = one or more unknown characters (e.g. wom?n)
Truncation: * = place at the end of a root word (e.g. comput*)
Proximity: <search term> W/# <search term> = search terms must be specified number (#) or fewer words apart
Word Occurrences: atleast#(<search term>) = search term must appear at least specified number (#) of times

Database Access

LexisNexis Academic

Video Tutorials

LexisNexis Academic - Power Search Overview
Demonstrates how to the advanced search options in LexisNexis Academic.


LexisNexis Academic - Find an Editorial or Opinion Piece
Explains how to search for opinion pieces in LexisNexis Academic.


LexisNexis Academic - Find a Company Profile
Demonstrates how to find a company profile in LexisNexis Academic.


LexisNexis Academic - Find a Specific U.S. Legal Case
Shows how to search LexisNexis Academic for U.S. legal cases.


Introduction to Databases
Explains why you should use databases when conducting academic research.