Academic Help: Getting Started

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*Each Advanced Options section on these search forms has been customized to fit the content type. You will always find specialized group files of sources on these forms. Legal search forms make it possible to search by specific jurisdiction. News search forms make it possible to search specific content types like all transcripts, all U.S. newspapers, etc. Business search forms will allow you to select the most popular business sources to search through.
 
*Each Advanced Options section on these search forms has been customized to fit the content type. You will always find specialized group files of sources on these forms. Legal search forms make it possible to search by specific jurisdiction. News search forms make it possible to search specific content types like all transcripts, all U.S. newspapers, etc. Business search forms will allow you to select the most popular business sources to search through.
  
*You will usually find content-specific search options on these forms. For example, on the All News form, you will see that you can select an option that will only search editorials and opinions. The specialized search forms highlight options that you may not know exist on main Advanced Options section.
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*You will usually find content-specific search options on these forms. For example, on the All News form, you will see that you can select an option that will only search editorials and opinions. The specialized search forms highlight options that you may not know exist on the main Advanced Options section.
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
If you need to find a specific source, click on the "Sources" section. Then, the Find Sources form. Type the source name into the Keyword box. When you get the list of results, you should see your source in the list. Click the box next to the source name to select the source.
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If you need to find a specific source, simply click Advanced Options on the main page and use the type-ahead word wheel. However, if your publication does not appear on the list, or you would like to browse through a list of sources, then use the Academic Source Directory by clicking the Browse or Find links at the top of Academic.  
  
 
If you would like to know more about the source, like when it updates or how current the source is, click the "i" icon next to the source name, as in the image below:
 
If you would like to know more about the source, like when it updates or how current the source is, click the "i" icon next to the source name, as in the image below:
  
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For more information, check out our article on the [[Academic Source Directory]].
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==Further Information==
 
==Further Information==
Take advantage of the [[:Category: Academic Binder Series|Academic Binder Series]] of task-based user guides. If you need quick instructions, these are the best guides to use.  Also see the list of [[:Category:Academic_Help|Academic Help]] articles.
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Take advantage of the [[:Category: How To|"How To..."]] series of task-based user guides. If you need quick instructions, these are the best guides to use.  Also see the list of [[Curriculum-Based Research Guides]] for course-specific help.
  
 
If you're a visual learner, check out our [http://www.youtube.com/LexisNexisAcademic YouTube Channel].
 
If you're a visual learner, check out our [http://www.youtube.com/LexisNexisAcademic YouTube Channel].
  
 
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[[Category: Academic Help]]
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Latest revision as of 23:05, 22 December 2013