LexisNexis provides access to a wide range of news (includes New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times), business (company news, industry forecasts), government (legislative news, tax information), legal (news, case law) and reference information.
To access LexisNexis:
- Go to GMU Library's Home Page (Alternately, go the GMU Home Page and click on “Libraries”)
- Click on “Databases”
- Click on “L” under “Alphabetical List of Databases”
- Scroll down to LexisNexis Academic
- If off-campus, click on the icon to the left of LexisNexis Academic (“Click for EZ..”) and follow the instructions. If on-campus, click on “LexisNexis Academic”
- If you have never used LexisNexis before, click on the links on the top menu bar for guidance:
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Click LexisNexis Guided Search to see a sample screen for the instructions below.
To search for articles on LexisNexis:
(For the sake of example, these step guide you to find articles about the XXIX Olympics Games in Beijing in 2008.)
- To search for articles, click on “Guided News Search”
- Under “Step One: Select a news category”, select “Business News” from the drop-down menu
- Under “Step Two: Select a news source”, select “Business & Finance” from the drop-down menu
- Under “Step Three: Enter search terms”, type “Beijing Olympics” in the first field, and choose “Headline, Lead Paragraph(s), Terms” (this should be the default option)
- Type a second search term (e.g., transportation, security, athletes, culture, tourism, accommodations, etc.) in the second field, again choosing “Headline, Lead Paragraph(s), Terms”
- Type a third search term if appropriate
- Under “Step Four: Narrow to a specific date range”, select “Previous year” from the drop-down menu
- Click “Search”
If there are more than 1,000 hits, the search will be interrupted and you’ll receive an error message. If this happens, restrict your search by selecting “Previous six months” or selecting another search term.