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LexisNexis Academic provides access to published news, legal, medical and business information.

  • The news section delivers the full text of international, national, and regional newspapers along with wire services, broadcast transcripts, magazines, and non-English language sources.
  • The legal section contains U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information. This includes Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789.
  • The medical section supplies information from news and medical journals, and provides abstracts to medical news from Medline.
  • The business section includes business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.

The database covers over 5900 publications.

Search tips:

  • To search news sources using key terms or phrases, click Quick Info under Academic search forms on the left navigation bar. Enter search terms in the Quick News Search field. Select a date from the date drop-down list and click Search. Quick News Search does not search the full text of documents for your terms. Instead, it searches a specific collection of document segments or fields chosen to bring you the most relevant results. They include the TERMS segment which contains the index terms assigned to that document by LexisNexis. They also include the HLEAD segment (the first few paragraphs in news articles). For the most exact search, choose the guided news search.

  • When using the quick search you must enter phrases in quotation marks, for example “first class” will get that exact phrase.  If you don’t use quotation marks, first could appear several words away from class.

  • When using the guided news search, adjacent words (tax free, dog bite, automobile accident etc.) are searched as individual words appearing in the specific order entered--you do not need to enclose them in quotation marks. For example, to search for articles with the phrase first class, enter first class. If the phrase you are searching for contains a reserved word, such as AND or OR, replace the reserved word with a space when you enter your search. For example, to search for articles with the phrase black and white, search black white.  When you search for phrases that contain a noise word, such as of or the, replace the noise word with a space when entering your search. For example, to search for articles with the phrase Terms of Endearment, enter terms endearment.

Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter B and select BioOne.

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