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February 2012-June 2012

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2011-February 2, 2012

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Did you know that LexisNexis Academic has updated its CNN content?

Last quarter, LexisNexis added a few new titles to their CNN transcripts file – and they are all now available on LexisNexis Academic. Shows like Wakeup Call and Dr. Drew are now available in full text. Besides shows, sources like CNN Wire gather international news from around the globe and deliver premium CNN content. Click here to search the CNN group file, or click here to search CNN Wire as a single source.

September 11, 2011-September 17, 2011

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Did you know that you can now obtain links to single documents in LexisNexis Academic?

Last week, LexisNexis Academic released permalinking functionality that lets you save a link to single document! When you run a search and click on a result, you will see an icon in the upper right corner of your screen for permalinking. Click on this icon to copy and paste the URL. This is great if you need to bookmark a document, link to an article in a research paper or even share a link on Facebook! Visit our new page on the Permalink Icon for more information.

August 28, 2011-September 3, 2011

Did you know that you can search legal reference materials on LexisNexis Academic?

Are you having trouble with legal acronyms? Academic is here to help! On our Legal Reference Search form you can search things like Legal Dictionaries, Law School directories, and listings of legal professionals. The search form makes it easy to quickly search through titles like “Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations”, among others. AmJur is also available on the form to search through or browse! Next time you come across a term you don’t understand like “abatement of action,” or what “A.S.P.” stands for – look it up with Academic!

June 19, 2011-June 25, 2011

Did you know you can find extensive biographical information in LexisNexis Academic?

LexisNexis Academic makes it easy for you to find biographies with great sources like Marquis Who's Who® Biographies, Political Profiles, and Entertainment Biographies.

To reach the Marquis title, click http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sf&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=153987.

Another great place begin your search is with the Easy Search form or the People from under the “Subject Areas” heading.

Whether you’re looking for an artist, a political candidate or information about a CEO – LexisNexis Academic is an unparalleled resource for biographical information.

May 8, 2011-May 14, 2011

How much do you know about Case Citations? Our first Law School 101 article can help!

In a previous tip of the week, we showed you different case citation formats (see Legal Citation Formats), but how well do you know the basics of legal case citations? Our new article, Law School 101: Case Citations, answers the following questions:

• What is a case citation?
• Where do I find a citation?
• Why are there multiple citations for the same case?
• How do I find a case if I don’t have a citation?

Check out this helpful article on the wiki – and look for more Law School 101 articles in the very near future!

May 8, 2011-May 14, 2011

Did you know that LexisNexis Academic now includes direct links to Landmark Supreme Court Cases?

In the US Legal section, navigate to the "Landmark Cases" form to see a list of Landmark Supreme Court cases. These cases are arranged by topic and include subjects like: Elections, Civil Rights, Capital Punishment, and Freedom of Religion. For more information on Company Dossier, check out our Business wiki article.

Libraries can link directly to this form via this URL: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sf&sfi=AC07STLandmarkCases.

To learn more about this form, visit our wiki article/help text by clicking here. Try it out!

May 1, 2011-May 7, 2011

Did you know a Company Dossier search searches over 70 sources at once?

By simply entering a company’s name or ticker symbol into the Get Company Info section, you are actually doing over 70 searches simultaneously. Company Dossier is the one-stop-shop for comprehensive company information including detailed company profiles, financials and stock price history, legal activities, and intellectual property. With access to detailed information on over 43 million public and private companies, both domestic and international, Company Dossier is an excellent resource for business students!

For more information on Company Dossier, check out our Business wiki article.

April 24, 2011-April 30, 2011

Did you know you can get up-to-date news coverage about Japan in LexisNexis Academic?

LexisNexis Academic has added two new index terms to make it easier for you to access continuing news coverage of the Japan’s nuclear disaster following the earthquake and tsunami. To find news stories about Japan’s disaster, choose one of the following New Index Terms:

  • March 2011 Japan Nuclear Disaster
  • March 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

Click on the Power Search form and then “Subject” in the “Add Index Terms” section. Click the “Find” Radio button and type in “March 2011 Japan”. If you need more help searching the index, click here to use our guide.

For more information on the Japanese disasters search the Japan Times, the oldest English-language paper in Japan, in LexisNexis Academic click on the following link:

April 17, 2011-April 23, 2011

Did you know that you can now remove duplicate news stories in LexisNexis Academic?

When you do a news search, you now have the option to remove duplicate news stories. In the results set, you will see a button that you can turn on or off to deduplicate your results! For more detailed information about how this new functionality works, check out our new wiki article, Deduplication of News Stories.

January 8, 2011-April 14, 2011

Do You Know How to Find Foreign Language News in LexisNexis Academic?

LexisNexis Academic contains hundreds of Foreign Language News sources - but do you know how to get to them? Try using the new Foreign Language News search form. On this form, you can pick a language and search the news. Languages included in LexisNexis Academic: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Input search terms in the language selected. However, feel free to click the Edit in Power Search button and add index terms. The index terms are in English, but since our index terms are concept-based and not language-based, they will work in English just as well as in all other languages!

November 22-January 7, 2011

Finals Week is Coming!!! Do You Know How to Cite LexisNexis Academic as a Source?

It's almost the end of the semester and, if you're a student, you probably have a paper due. You've researched, you've done the work, but is your bibiliographic information up to snuff? Make sure you're citing LexisNexis Academic correctly! Our Citing References article contains citation examples for MLA, APA, and Turabian styles. Whether you've cited a journal, a newspaper, business information, or a legal case - the article will help you to properly cite your source. Good luck with finals!

November 2, 2010-November 22, 2010

Did you know that you can watch the Academic Binder Series of User Guides on YouTube?

Last year, we added the Academic Binder Series of user guides to the wiki. These popular user guides are small task-based guides that show you how to research in LexisNexis Academic, step-by-step. Each of these tutorials have been given the YouTube treatment! You can find all of them on our YouTube channel, or go to each of the guides on the wiki and see the videos embedded right there inside the article. Check them out, subscribe, and comment!

October 19, 2010-November 2, 2010

Do you need help with Legal Citations?

Did you ever try to look up a case by legal citation and get an error message in return? Do you ever get confused just thinking about legal citation format? We understand. Check out our new wiki article about Legal Citation Formats. The article contains various examples of legal citation formats for most jurisdictions and types of legal materials. These examples come from The BlueBook: A Uniform System of Citation. For more information on Legal Citation, check out Cornell Law's Basic Legal Citation site.

October 5, 2010-October 19, 2010

Do you need help understanding Shepard's® Citations in LexisNexis Academic?

During your legal research, did you ever look at a case within LexisNexis Academic and see a red icon at the top that looks like a stop sign? Maybe a yellow triangle? These are Shepard's icons from the Shepard's® Citations service. These icons are there to show the previous treatment of the case - in other words, whether or not the case is still "good law." If the case has been overruled, it is considered "bad law" and may no longer be cited as a legal precedent. The Shepard's Citations service also provides a report that shows every opinion where that case has been referenced.

If you need help understanding and using Shepard's Citations, take a look at our Shepard's Citations wiki article. The article shows you how to "Shepardize" a case, how to read the report, and gives you an icon key, as seen on the left. Happy Shepardizing!

September 28, 2010-October 5, 2010

Did you know about all of the Congressional Blogs in LexisNexis Academic?

You may have heard about Newstex Blogs on LexisNexis Academic - there are over 3,000 different blogs inside the database. These include blogs about entertainment, politics, business, law, and a wide variety of other topics. An exciting inclusion in the Newstex file is the collection of Congressional Blogs. The Newstex Congressional source allows you access to blogs compiled by Newstex. If a specific Congress member has a blog, Newstex will provide their blog posts. If the Congress member has a Twitter feed, Newstex will compile the day's Tweets about or from that person. If the COngress member does not have a Twitter or a blog, Newstex will compile tweets, blogs, or news articles that mention this member of Congress.

Use the PERSON() string to search for a particular Congress member. For example, PERSON(John McCain). These blogs are also available on the Government & Politics search form in the Subject Areas section of LexisNexis Academic. Click the Government & Politics Blogs source.

September 21, 2010-September 28, 2010

Did you know that you can search through image metadata in LexisNexis Academic?

Although LexisNexis Academic rarely contains images in documents - when an image is included in a print article, the metadata is still present in our database. Are you curious to see how many newspapers re-ran an Annie Liebovitz photo on a particular day? Do you want to know how many Getty Images are used by newspapers this month? Use the GRAPHIC section in your search!

On the Power Search form, select a publication or a group file. Then, the Add Section search should pop up. Select "GRAPHIC" from the drop-down box. Type in your term and click the blue Add to Search button. Searching metadata - that's so meta!

September 14, 2010-September 21, 2010

Have you signed up for LexisNexis Academic QuizWhiz Competition?

LexisNexis Academic QuizWhiz is now underway! Open to all U.S. Students at subscribing institutions, this fun competition requires you to answer a new trivia question each week. These trivia questions will be multiple choice - and you can find the answers by using LexisNexis Academic!

Each trivia question has a point value. Points may be redeemed for gift cards from national retailers in values of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. It's free to play! For more information, as well as a link to the official rules of the competition, click here. Good luck!

August 31, 2010-September 14, 2010

Did you know about all of the Environmental content in LexisNexis Academic?

Go beyond Global Warming in your research. Check out our new Environmental Studies Search form in LexisNexis Academic. The search form highlights all of the environmental content: news stories, law reviews, and newsletters. You'll also find Federal & State Environmental Site Records and The Environmental Law Reporter.

To find the Environmental Studies search form, navigate to the Subject Areas section, and click on "Environmental Studies".

Libraries can link directly to this form via this URL:
To learn more about this form, visit our wiki article/help text by clicking here.

August 24, 2010-August 31, 2010

Did you know that LexisNexis Academic includes Consumer Reports and Product Reviews?

Are you doing research on a household item? Do you need current information for your business class on automotive recalls? Besides research, are you on the cusp of a major purchase and just want to read some reviews?

One of the newest forms in the enhanced version of LexisNexis Academic is the "Consumer Information" form. In the Subject Areas section, navigate to the Consumer Information form. There, you will see sources such as: Consumer Reports; Homewares, Appliances, and Electronics Stories; Home Decorating and Renovation Magazines; etc.

These sources can help you find recent or historical coverage on Consumer Information. Buyer Beware!

Libraries can link directly to this form via this URL:
To learn more about this form, visit our wiki article/help text by clicking here.

August 17, 2010-August 24, 2010

Did you know that LexisNexis Academic now includes direct links to Landmark Supreme Court Cases?

In the US Legal section, navigate to the "Landmark Cases" form to see a list of Landmark Supreme Court cases. These cases are arranged by topic and include subjects like: Elections, Civil Rights, Capital Punishment, and Freedom of Religion.

Libraries can link directly to this form via this URL: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sf&sfi=AC07STLandmarkCases.

To learn more about this form, visit our wiki article/help text by clicking here. Go! Try it out!

August 28, 2009-September 23, 2009

Listen to Podcast #7 with the new Vice President of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, Laura Salmon! Plus, get updated information on the enhancements of LexisNexis Academic!


Alistair Morrison interviews our new Vice President of LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions, Laura Salmon. Laura gives a great interview where she talks about the future of LexisNexis in the Academic market and how far we've come since our early days of microform and microfiche. She speaks about wanting to help libraries "unlock their content" to make it more accessible to their users. She also explains that LexisNexis is trying to do the same thing by moving products into digital media. Jennifer Matheny also gives an introduction with updates about the enhancements on LexisNexis Academic including a beta release in September and a full release in December. Listen for more details!

LexisNexis Academic Podcasts are now on iTunes! Search for "LexisNexis Academic" at the iTunes Music Store or click here. Also, become our fan on Facebook, but don't forget to follow us on Twitter! Send us a shout-out @LNAcademic.

June 30,2009-August 28, 2009

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Listen to Podcast #6 with LexisNexis Academic Product Manager, Alistair Morrison!


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Jennifer Matheny interviews Alistair Morrison about the cosmetic enhancements potentially happening to LexisNexis Academic on August 15th. In the interview, Alistair talks about the development of the new interface, what he hopes to accomplish by having a more intuitive EasySearch form, and even some technical tidbits.

Besides listening to the podcast, visit http://www.amdev.net/lna_proto to see the proposed search forms!

LexisNexis Academic Podcasts are now on iTunes! Search for "LexisNexis Academic" at the iTunes Music Store or click here. Also, become our fan on Facebook, but don't forget to follow us on Twitter! Send us a shout-out @LNAcademic.

May 29, 2009-June 30, 2009

Listen to Podcast #5 with Washington State University Librarian, Mary Gilles!


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Jennifer Matheny interviews Mary Gilles of Washington State University this month for May's podcast. Mary is a Business and Economics Librarian at WSU and, also, a member of the LexisNexis Academic Advisory committee. In the interview, she talks about her favorite things to search, her favorite *ways* to search, and also answers some hard-hitting questions... like what she thinks about LexisNexis Academic making so many interface changes over the last few years! Mary also talks about some "hidden gems" she found in the product... and even how she uses Academic to track new words. Go! Listen! Now!

LexisNexis Academic Podcasts are now on iTunes! Search for "LexisNexis Academic" at the iTunes Music Store or click here. Also, become our fan on Facebook, but don't forget to follow us on Twitter! Send us a shout-out @LNAcademic.

April 30, 2009-May 29, 2009

The LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions Facebook Fan Page launches in conjunction with Podcast #4!!!


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LexisNexis Academic has finally made it to Facebook - and it's all thanks to the person we interviewed in Podcast #4, Marina Azariah-Ilishaev. Marina is a marketing manager for LexisNexis. If you've ever received a postcard or mailer from us, chances are, Marina was behind it! In our podcast, Marina talks about some very hot topics. First, she goes into how to promote and market your academic library to increase student usage. Next, Marina shares some great knowledge about branding. She also talks about social networking tools - which ones work, which ones will give you the most return for your least amout of effort, and how not to be too personal. Thanks for linking in and being a part of our LexisNexis virtual community!

Become our fan on Facebook, but don't forget to follow us on Twitter! Send us a shout-out @LNAcademic.

March 31, 2009-April 30, 2009

Listen to LexisNexis Academic Podcast #3!


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The third podcast is up and ready to go! This month's special guest is Cathy Jervey, the Director of Market Planning for Congressional and Historical Material here at LexisNexis. Jennifer Matheny interviews her about the Congressional Interdisciplinary Guides here on the wiki and the amazing variety of subjects you can research in LexisNexis Congressional. Cathy talks about the future of these guides - she is hoping to make some video guides to this content sometime in the future. She reads some exerpts from eye-witness accounts in LexisNexis Congressional and drives home the point that LN Congressional is more than just a political science/public policy database. Check out the guides and listen to this very, very informative podcast!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter! Send us a shout-out @LNAcademic.

February 27, 2009-March 31, 2009


Listen to LexisNexis Academic Podcast #2!

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Our second LexisNexis Academic Podcast is all about LexisNexis Statistical Datasets! LexisNexis Director of Statistical, Dan Coyle, has a chat with the President and CEO of Conquest Systems, Richard Landry. Richard's company, Conquest, is behind the development of LexisNexis Statistical DataSets. They talk about Richard's background, the evolution of the product, new functionality, and how a data set becomes a LexisNexis Statistical DataSet. The March software release of DataSets is coming up! It includes improved charts, the ability to run statistical mathematical functions, and aesthetic changes as a result of usability studies. The new product, which only launched seven months ago, is extremely powerful and worth a look!

Jennifer Matheny, the host of the podcasts, also reminds you to e-mail her questions for the next podcast at jennifer.matheny@lexisnexis.com. And, don't forget to follow us on Twitter. Send us a shout-out @LNAcademic.

February 13, 2009-February 27, 2009

Newstex Video on Demand source brings Video to LexisNexis Academic! "Newstex Video on Demand" allows you to get the most out of blogs. If you are looking for editorial commentary on the most current events, Newstex Blogs have always been a preferred source. Now, with Video on Demand, you get high-quality video blogs and their transcripts. The source information explains, "Newstex Video on Demand' delivers value-added video content, including commentary from leading bloggers; event and conferences; and topical videos on important business, health and legal issues. Newstex processes videos in real-time, simultaneously generating a full-text transcript, while its NewsRouter© technology platform automatically tags each video transcript with key data, such as company names, stock tickers, and detailed topical categories." To search this source, click the Sources tab and search "Newstex Video". Select the source and start searching! When you click on a hit, you will see a link that says "view video" and a player similar to the image above will pop up.

January 20, 2009-Feburary 13, 2009



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Click the icon above to hear the very first LexisNexis Academic Podcast. The first podcast is an interview of LexisNexis Products Trainer and Librarian, Andrea Sevetson, by Academic Product Lead, Jennifer Matheny. Andrea discusses her previous library jobs, hidden gems in LexisNexis Academic, and her favorite ways to use LexisNexis for research. We are hoping to make these podcasts a monthly offering. They will all include interviews with librarians, teaching faculty members, and LexisNexis staff members on new and interesting ways to use the products. If you're not able to listen, visit the Podcasts Category Page for a list of the transcripts. The transcript pages will also include links to all of the wiki articles and product URLs mentioned in the podcasts. In future podcasts, Jennifer Matheny will also be answering questions from her inbox. If you have a question that you'd like answered on the next podcast, e-mail jennifer.matheny@lexisnexis.com. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed so that you'll be the first to hear next month's podcast!

January 5, 2009-January 20, 2009

Did you know that you can find information on how to keep your New Year's Resolutions inside LexisNexis Academic? After the usual holiday month's worth of indulgences, it's time to make our New Year's Resolutions and stick to them! At the tops of the 40%-45% of U.S. Adults who make New Year's resolutions' lists are the following goals: get healthy, exercise, and stop smoking. LexisNexis Academic contains a wide variety of news articles that give tips on making these resolutions work and last through the whole year. If you want to get healthy, try searching through the sources tab to find the following sources: "Medical and Health Stories" (an aggregate source of various newspapers and journals), "Women's Health Weekly", and "Newstex Medical & Health Blogs". Search all of these sources and even your favorite local newspapers with the term "New Year's Resolution" in the search box. Don't forget to narrow your date range to the past month or so. Good luck!

December 3, 2008-December 17, 2008

Did you know that you can find current transcripts of NPR and WHYY's show, Fresh Air, in LexisNexis Academic? In the past, one would use the Burrelle's Transcripts source in LexisNexis Academic to find transcripts of Fresh Air. You may still use this source to find the archived episodes before October, 2008. However, after October 1, 2008, Fresh Air is now contained inside of the "National Public Radio (NPR)" source. To read transcripts of Fresh Air that were broadcast on or after October 1, 2008, please use the "National Public Radio (NPR)" source to narrow your search. Subscribers to LexisNexis Academic can click here to be taken directly to the NPR source inside of LexisNexis Academic.

November 19, 2008-December 3, 2008

Did you know that you can research topics like Earth Science, Environmental Studies, Art, and Architecture in LexisNexis Congressional? An art student or a Bio major may not think of using LexisNexis Congressional for a research paper - just as a photography professor may not consider bringing the database to their students' attention. However, they both may be surprised at the amount of content they could find in their areas of expertise in LexisNexis Congressional. If you'd like to get the most out of your Congressional subscription, find out about the wide range of content included. Use our new Congressional Interdisciplinary Guides to find information on topics such as: Native American Art, Geology, Zoology, Land Use, and Photography just to name a few. The above illustration is from one of our Congressional Interdisciplinary Guides on Botany. More guides will be added to this article as time progresses. Don't forget to keep up with the Congressional Downloads article to find other LexisNexis Congressional guides by subject and by area of law.

November 5, 2008-November 19, 2008

Did you know that you can now view the latest Business and Financial news articles right here on the LexisNexis Wiki For Higher Education? Our Economic Crisis 2008 article continues to be updated as the story progresses. One of the newest additions to this page is a widget that points you to all of the latest business and financial news stories from a wide variety of LexisNexis sources. You can view these news stories provided by the widget without being signed into your LexisNexis subscriptions. On the Economic Crisis 2008 wiki page, you will find the best way to research the Economic Crisis in your LexisNexis Statistical DataSets, Congressional, and Academic subscriptions. The article also provides some historical research help using LexisNexis UPA Collections. If you are a librarian or teaching faculty member, we encourage you to contribute to this page. Add your favorite tips on finding the best articles on the Economic Crisis.

October 22, 2008-November 5, 2008

Did you know that you can now receive LexisNexis updates via Twitter? Visit http://twitter.com/LNAcademic to get updates on your school's LexisNexis subscriptions. If you already have a Twitter account, visit http://twitter.com/LNAcademic and click the Follow button below the LexisNexis icon to start following our updates. The new LexisNexis Twitter channel will provide status updates for all of the academic products such as Academic, Congressional, Statistical, Statistical DataSets, and our UPA Collections. Our "tweets" will include items such as favorite searches, current events research help, important links, new wiki articles, tips, and general product news. These updates will be much more frequent, shorter, and more casual than the tip of the week. Tweets are written at least once every business by LexisNexis product managers. We look forward to seeing you on Twitter!

October 14, 2008-October 22, 2008

Did you know that you can find the latest baseball news in LexisNexis Academic? Use blogs and newspapers to find up-to-the-minute coverage! If you're up to your ears in Election 2008 coverage and need a break, why not do some Baseball research? The World Series is coming up in a few short weeks and this is the best time of the year for a baseball fan! In LexisNexis Academic, there are many resources at your fingertips. First, make a few durable URLs to your favorite sources with our Subscriber Tools Durable URL maker. A few good suggestions are links to Newstex Blogs, The Tampa Tribune, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Use the index to add terms such as "Baseball" to your search and the PUBLICATION(Baseball) string for the NewsTex Blogs to narrow your results. Don't forget to limit your date to the past week or past month to find the most current results! And if you're not sick of the election yet, don't forget to visit the Tip Of The Week archive to see how you can get the most recent Election 2008 news and full text transcripts of the debates.

October 1, 2008-October 14, 2008

Do you need to find out more about the Economic Crisis and the Bailout Plan? Check out all of the resources available to you through your LexisNexis subscriptions. Visit our new wiki page, Economic Crisis 2008, for tips on how to research using LexisNexis Statistical DataSets and LexisNexis Academic. Use the Index terms provided in the article to narrow your results in LexisNexis Academic. Also, the article shows you how to use the brand new HMDA Mortgage Data in LexisNexis Statistical DataSets. The Economic Crisis 2008 page will give you step by step instructions and provide you with the research help you need. This article will be updated in the coming weeks with more information as it becomes available.

September 17, 2008-October 1, 2008

Do you need to find out more about the 2008 United States Presidential Election? Check out all of the resources available to you through your LexisNexis subscriptions. Visit our new wiki page, Election 2008, to see how you can research the presidential candidates in a variety of ways. For example, use LexisNexis Academic to see what John McCain's home state (of Arizona) newspapers are saying about his campaign or to see international reaction to his choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate. Use LexisNexis Congressional to see how Joe Biden has voted during his various sessions of Congress. Or, find out how much money people contributed to Barack Obama's campaign in July using LexisNexis Statistical Datasets. The Election 2008 page will give you step by step instructions and provide you with the research help you need.

September 3, 2008-September 17, 2008

Did you know that you can find transcripts of the 2008 Republican National Convention in LexisNexis Academic? The 2008 Republican National Convention goes on from September 1st until September 4th in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul. Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Gustav, the convention started a day late and key speaker, President George W. Bush, had to give his speech via satellite. Other key speakers include Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Laura Bush, and, of course, Senator John McCain. In LexisNexis Academic, read transcripts of the CNN commentary as well as major speeches. Click on the Sources Tab and type "CNN Transcripts" in the "Find a Souce" blue box on the left. Select this source and continue to the Power Search form. Select "Previous Week" from the Specify Date drop-down Box. Then, Type "Republican National Convention" in the search box. Besides transcripts, read about how Hurricane Gustav affected the RNC by adding the index term "Hurricanes" to a previous-week Power Search of the Major Newspapers along with the term "Republican National Convention."

August 25, 2008-September 3, 2008

Did you know that you can find transcripts of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver in LexisNexis Academic? The 2008 Democratic National Convention goes on from August 25th until August 28th in Denver, Colorado. Key speakers include Senator Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Senator Barack Obama. In addition to these Democrats in the spotlight, democratic governors, mayors, senators and Barack Obama supporters will speak at the convention. CNN provides complete coverage of the Democratic National Convention along with commentary by their team of analysts. In LexisNexis Academic, you can read transcripts of the CNN commentary as well as major speeches made at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Click on the Sources Tab and type "CNN Transcripts" in the "Find a Souce" blue box on the left. Select this source and continue to the Power Search form. Select "Previous Week" from the Specify Date drop-down Box. Then, Type "Democratic National Convention" in the search box. Of course, LexisNexis will also offer CNN coverage of the Republication National Convention from September 1st to September 4th in the Twin Cities!

August 11, 2008-August 25, 2008

Did you know that you can find the most current 2008 Summer Olympics news in LexisNexis Academic? The best way to search for Olympics news in LexisNexis Academic is to use the index. First, click on the Power Search form and select "Major World Publications" from the sources drop-down box. Then, select your index terms. Search the index to find subject terms such as "Olympics" and "Summer Olympics". You may want to add the geographical term "Beijing, China". Besides the Olympic games themselves, you may also be interested in researching the political controversies surrounding the games. Add the "Editorials & Opinions" term, as well as the "Civil Rights" and "Censhorship" subject terms to your search to find out more.

August 4, 2008-August 11, 2008

Did you know that you can search Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and other selected reference materials in LexisNexis Academic? Click on the Sources tab and then the yellow "Reference" folder below. After that, click the "Encyclopedias & Almanacs" folder. From here, you can choose to search through Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, The Almanac of American Politics, World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., or the World Almanac of U.S. Politics. If your institution has a subscription to LexisNexis Academic and your computer has been authenticated through the library portal, click the links above to search directly through one of these valuable reference sources.

July 21, 2008-August 4, 2008

Did you know that you can now use people index terms to narrow your search in LexisNexis Academic? There is now a People Index inside LexisNexis Academic. Use these people terms to find all information about a specific person in LexisNexis Academic. On the PowerSearch form, click the "Add keywords (Index Terms) to your search" link shown below the search box. A pop-up box will appear. Type a person's name in the search box, such as Barack Obama, and click the find button. Select the "Obama, Barack" index term from the list and click the red OK-Add to search button. Persons included in the LexisNexis People Index are also highlighted in articles inside LexisNexis Academic. You will notice that these names appear hyperlinked in documents. Click on the link to run a search for recent articles that include information about this person.

July 10, 2008-July 21, 2008

Did you know that you can find a transcript of George Carlin's Supreme Court testimony from 1978 in LexisNexis Academic? In the case of the FCC V. Pacifica Foundation, George Carlin spoke about his monologue "Seven Dirty Words" that was broadcast over a New York radio station in 1973. To find this case and read the transcript, click the Legal tab. Then, click "Federal & State Cases" on the left nav bar. Type the string "Seven dirty words" AND "George Carlin" in the search box. Select "U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Lawyers Edition" from the source drop-down box. Click the red search button. For an easier way, type in the citation number of this case: 438 U.S. 726.

June 23, 2008-July 10, 2008

Did you know that you can find Meet The Press Transcripts from 1997 to the present in LexisNexis Academic? Read all of the hard-hitting Tim Russert interviews from 1997 on, in full-text, with your LexisNexis Academic subscription.

Click here to begin your search. If you wish to search by guest, use the document section "HEADLINE" instead of "GUEST". For example, to see all of the interviews with Vice President Cheney, type "HEADLINE(Cheney)" in the search box.

June 9, 2008-June 23, 2008

Did you know that you can find weekly average diesel fuel prices per gallon for the US, California, and by region in LexisNexis Statistical? The Fruit and Vegetable Truck Rate Report shows truck rates paid by shippers and receivers for fruits and vegetables delivered to eight major markets. Compare prices back to 2003 online, or 1992 via microfiche. If your institution has a subscription to LexisNexis Statistical, visit the online product at http://web.lexis-nexis.com/statuniv. Choose the Search Abstracts link and enter "Fruit and Vegetable Truck Rate Report" in the search box. Click on the PDF links to see weekly documents.

May 27, 2008-June 9, 2008

Do you know about the Hot Topics and Hot Bills section of LexisNexis Congressional? Hot Topics cover major newsworthy issues of the day and Hot Bills are bills under Congressional consideration or have been recently enacted by Congress. For each Hot Topic link, there are articles from major national, international, and regional news sources. For each Hot Bill, you can retrieve bill tracking reports, bill text, and discussions from the Congressional Record. This is a great way to stay informed and updated on all the latest nationwide news and Congressional developments. Click here to find out what is newsworthy today.

May 19, 2008-May 27, 2008

Did you know that Julia Roberts has testified before Congress? Use the LexisNexis Congressional Hearings Digital Collection to read her testimony. In the Advanced Search form of LexisNexis Congressional, check only "Hearings" in the “Search within” section. In the “Enter search terms” section, select “Witness” from the first drop down menu. Enter "Julia" and "Roberts" in the First and Last Name boxes. To ensure results reflecting the actress Julia Roberts, select “Witness affiliation” from the second drop down menu and enter "Actress" in the second text field. Be sure to select "All Available Dates" in the date drop down box. For more help with your search, and others ways to search, see the Congressional Hearings Digital Collection product page.

May 13, 2008-May 19, 2008

Librarians: Did you know that you can now subscribe to the LexisNexis Congressional Listserv? Get all of the latest news on LexisNexis Congressional by joining the LexisNexis Congressional Listserv. To join, please e-mail earl.shimabukuro@lexisnexis.com with your name and affiliation. Once you're a member, or if you are already a member of the Academic listserv, click here to set up your account preferences. In a day or so, you will have all LexisNexis Congressional news and discussion right in your e-mail inbox.

May 5, 2008-May 13, 2008

Did you know that you can searchThe Chronicle of Higher Education in LexisNexis Academic? The Chronicle of Higher Education has been a major publication in academic since 1966. You can search the Chronicle's news stories on LexisNexis Academic by selecting the source straight from the "Sources" drop-down box on the Power Search form. Or, by clicking here.

April 22, 2008-May 5, 2008

Did you know that you can find all 2008 Presidential Campaign news in LexisNexis Academic? The aggregated source, "Campaign 2008 News" in LexisNexis Academic contains all 2008 election stories from all English-language, full-text news sources in the most recent 2 years. Use this source to keep yourself updated on the latest campaign stories from around the world, as well as to keep up with primary coverage. Whether you read a local news story from a state with a recent primary, or a big break from a major newspaper, take advantage of the Campaign 2008 News source by clicking here.

April 14, 2008-April 22,2008

Did you know that you can find all of your favorite Newstex Blogs in LexisNexis Academic? The Newstex Blogs source in LexisNexis Academic contains over 1,000 blogs on various topics. Whether you're looking for political opinions, stock information, or stories from around the country - you can find it all in a Newstex Blog. Use the sources tab to search for a blog by name or subject. Then, use Academic Document Sections to narrow your search by specific blog. For example, to read the "Arkansas Tonight" blog, I would click here and type "Publication(Arkansas Tonight)" on the PowerSearch form.

April 1, 2008-April 14, 2008

Did you know that you can find transcripts of your favorite NPR shows in LexisNexis Academic? The NPR source in LexisNexis Academic includes transcripts of shows like All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, and Tell Me More. Use Academic Document Sections to narrow your search by date, show, and guest. Click here to find your favorite show.

March 10, 2008-April 1, 2008

The Bar Ilan Map of the Internet
Did you know that you can also search web versions of selected publications in LexisNexis Academic? Sometimes publications include different content online than in print editions. Fortunately, these web publications are included in LexisNexis Academic, as well as their print content. You can search individual sources, such as

USNEWS.COM, the U.S. News & World Report official website. Or, you can search all of the web publications at once by clicking here.

March 5, 2008-March 10, 2008

Did you know that you can find all company headquarters in your city in LexisNexis Company Dossier? In LexisNexis Academic, click the Business tab for LexisNexis Company Dossier. Check the "Only show company headquarters' locations," type your city, and check off your state or country. Click the search button to see a list of companies. Shown to the left is a lovely picture of Dayton, Ohio - home to LexisNexis headquarters.

February 26, 2008-March 5, 2008

Did you know that you can search all book reviews in LexisNexis Academic? There are a variety of ways to search exclusively for book reviews within Academic. Learn all of the tricks with the Find A Critical Review user guide - part of our Academic Binder Series of small task-based user guides. With this user guide, you can learn how to find critical reviews of books, movies, videos, products, restaurants, and theater productions in one simple search.

February 19, 2008-February 26, 2008

Did you know that you can search all publications in French in LexisNexis Academic? Learn how to with the Find Foreign Language News user guide - part of our Academic Binder Series of small task-based user guides.

February 11, 2008-February 19, 2008

Did you know that you can search all CNN Transcripts in LexisNexis Academic?Simply click the Sources tab, followed by the "Find Sources" button directly below. Type "CNN Transcripts" into the Keyword box. The aggregated source called "CNN Transcripts" includes all CNN shows like "Larry King Live" and "Anderson Cooper 360°." Don't forget to use Document Sections to narrow your search. The SHOW() section will help you search specific CNN shows.

February 4, 2008-February 11, 2008

Did you know that you can search all news sources by state in LexisNexis Academic? Simply click the Sources tab, followed by the "Find Sources" button directly below. Type "New York News Sources" into the Keyword box. As shown above, you will find a source that contains all news publications from New York. Type in your own state today for your own personalized results!

December 11, 2007-February 4, 2008

Did you know that all U.S. subscribers to LexisNexis Academic now have access to the premium Company Dossier service? LexisNexis Company Dossier provides customized reporting tools and and in-depth profiles of nearly 35 million companies worldwide and information on 1,000 industries.

Pre-December 11, 2007

The New York Times is available in full text in LexisNexis Academic. If your institution subscribes to LexisNexis Academic, click here to search the New York Times.