Academic Help: Foreign Language News
Revision as of 08:12, 3 May 2010
About the Foreign Language News Search Form
The Foreign Language News search form is located in the News section of LexisNexis Academic. This search form will allow you to search all of the Foreign Language news content inside of Academic. On this form, you can search the following languages:
- All Non-English
See the article on Searching Foreign Language Sources for tips on searching, including spelling and use of index terms.
The "Search For" section allows you to input your own key terms. In these search boxes, you can put words or phrases that convey a particular topic. These terms can be in the language of your choice - English or whichever language you have selected. Use the drop-down box to search within:
- Subject Terms
- Terms that occur at least 5 times
The Search For section also makes it easy to find articles that include more than one topic. For example you can type "George Bush" in one box, then select "AND" from the drop-down box, and type "Iraq" in another box.
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.
Select a language from the drop-down box to search all of the titles LexisNexis Academic has available in that particular language. You may also select "All Non-English" to search all foreign language news.
Your other options are to use the links provided in the "Tip" section. First, you could follow the link to edit your search in the Power Search form. This will let you add document sections and Boolean operators to your search to narrow your results. If you choose to edit your search in the Power Search form, you will be able to use index terms and other techniques described in the article on Searching Foreign Language Sources.
Also, 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 more instructions on the Source Directory, click here.