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===News===
 
===News===
  
=====How do I search on all papers from a particular area, like Kansas?=====
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=====How Do I Search on All Papers From a Particular Area, Like Kansas?=====
  
 
Use the Advanced Options on the All News form to search sources from a particular area. See the [[How To Search Newspapers by State]] user guide for more information
 
Use the Advanced Options on the All News form to search sources from a particular area. See the [[How To Search Newspapers by State]] user guide for more information
  
=====How do I find all articles from a specific issue?=====
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=====How Do I Find All Articles From a Specific Issue?=====
 
LexisNexis Academic does not provide the "browse issue" feature found in some databases. However, you can easily construct a search to retrieve all articles from a specific date or date range. Many people choose a common word when trying to check whether there are any articles in a given date range. This is not very effective. The trick is to use a search terms that you know must occur in every single article. The two best candidates for this type of search are the date and the publication name.
 
LexisNexis Academic does not provide the "browse issue" feature found in some databases. However, you can easily construct a search to retrieve all articles from a specific date or date range. Many people choose a common word when trying to check whether there are any articles in a given date range. This is not very effective. The trick is to use a search terms that you know must occur in every single article. The two best candidates for this type of search are the date and the publication name.
  
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If you use the Look Up a Legal Case widget on the Main Page, just type the names right in the two boxes. It doesn't matter which name you type first! For a more precise search, in the Search by Content Type menu, select the "Federal & State Cases" Search form. Use the [[Advanced Search: Build Your Own Search|Build Your Own Segment Search]] box to select the NAME() segment. Type either or both of the party names inside the parentheses.
 
If you use the Look Up a Legal Case widget on the Main Page, just type the names right in the two boxes. It doesn't matter which name you type first! For a more precise search, in the Search by Content Type menu, select the "Federal & State Cases" Search form. Use the [[Advanced Search: Build Your Own Search|Build Your Own Segment Search]] box to select the NAME() segment. Type either or both of the party names inside the parentheses.
  
=====What are Shepard's Citations? Why do I need them?=====
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=====What are Shepard's Citations? Why Do I Need Them?=====
  
 
Shepard's Citations are an extremely useful tool for legal research. By entering a case's citation number into Shepard's, you will see every time that case has been referenced, all treatments of the case, and, most importantly, whether or not the case is "good law." If the case has been over-ruled, it may no longer be cited, and is considered "bad law." To use Shepard's, you can either enter the citation number at the Shepard's Citation search form (listed on the right side, under Federal & State cases) or from inside an actual case, you may go to the "Next Steps" drop-down box in the upper right-hand corner of your document and select "Shepardize" from the list. [[Shepard's Citations | More...]]
 
Shepard's Citations are an extremely useful tool for legal research. By entering a case's citation number into Shepard's, you will see every time that case has been referenced, all treatments of the case, and, most importantly, whether or not the case is "good law." If the case has been over-ruled, it may no longer be cited, and is considered "bad law." To use Shepard's, you can either enter the citation number at the Shepard's Citation search form (listed on the right side, under Federal & State cases) or from inside an actual case, you may go to the "Next Steps" drop-down box in the upper right-hand corner of your document and select "Shepardize" from the list. [[Shepard's Citations | More...]]

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