Academic Help: News Transcripts
About the TV & Radio Transcript Search Form
The TV & Radio Transcript search form is located in the News section of LexisNexis Academic. On this search form you can accomplish tasks such as:
- Read a transcript from NPR
- Search for transcripts from a specific CNN show on a specific date
- Search for news transcripts about a public figure
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, like "Iraq Elections." This is useful when you need to browse several transcripts on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find particular transcripts you know specific information about. For example, if you need to find transcripts from a specific show, type the name of the show in the input box and then select "Show Name" from the drop-down box. In addition to a full text search ("Everywhere" in the drop down box,) you may use the drop down box to find transcripts:
- by Show Title
- by Subject Terms
- Transcripts that contain your input term at least 5 times
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.
On the TV & Radio Transcripts search form, simply click the check boxes of those sources you'd like to search.
Your other option is to use the "Edit in Power Search" link to navigate to the Power Search form. From there, you can add Boolean operators to your search. You can also search within document sections which will allow you to search by "Guest".