Academic Help: All News
About the All News Search Form
Use the All News search form to search only the news. On this form, you can accomplish tasks like:
- Find an editorial
- Find an obituary
- Find news articles by author, headline, or subject
- Narrow results by date
- Search a specific newspaper or newspapers
- Search news transcripts
One of the most efficient ways to narrow your results set is by specifying the date. If you're researching a current event, try narrowing the date to the last 6 months. If you're researching a past event, use the "Is Between..." option to set the dates yourself. Choosing a time period to search through will change your results drastically. You will be much more likely to find relevant results.
Selecting a specific source is another way to limit your results for a more precise set of search results. The All News search form provides two ways to search by source.
First, you can use the drop-down box to select a specific type of news publications. This is helpful if you would like to search through all of one particular type of publication, like newspapers. Your choices on the form are the following:
- Major World Publications
- Broadcast Transcripts
- Blogs and Web Publications
- All News (English)
Second, if you need to search one source, in particular, you may do so by typing the name of the source in the box provided. The example given is "New York Times." You can also find other group sources like "New York News Stories", which will search United States papers for stories about New York. These "News Stories" sources are available for each state. Check them out!
Your other option is to use the "Browse Sources" or "Find Sources" links to navigate to the Source Directory. From there, you can choose multiple specific sources to search within. For example, if you wanted to search "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post" at the same time, simply click the "Find Sources" link, select the sources, and go from there. For more instructions on the Source Directory, click here.
The "Limit To" section will allow you to limit your results to specific types of articles. For example, Editorials & Opinions, Deaths & Obituaries, or Book Reviews.
All of the articles inside LexisNexis Academic are indexed using SmartIndexing so that you can quickly find the types of articles you need. If you're looking for a review of the book, "The Time Traveler's Wife", for example, there is no need to search through all of the newspaper articles. Type "Time Traveler's Wife" in the search box. Then, click the box next to "Book Reviews" in the "Limit To" section to only search through the book reviews. That way, your results set will be reduced and you won't have to sort through articles you don't need.