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LexisNexis® Library Express
LexisNexis® Library Express

LexisNexis® Library Express provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. Library Express is based on the LexisNexis Academic product, which is one of the most popular databases in US colleges and universities. Like Academic it is a full-strength research database, with a stunning variety of sources, and it includes the premium Company Dossier module.

Access over 10,000 unique news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use Company Dossier to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.


Frequently Asked Questions

This section contains frequently asked questions about LexisNexis® Library Express. If the answer is particularly long, click on the "More..." link to read the full answer.


What Titles Are Included in Library Express?

There are over 10,000 unique titles in Library Express, including comprehensive coverage of U.S. statutory and case law, and wide variety of US and international news and business sources. See the Library Express Content page for details, including a listing of all sources.

How Is Library Express Different from LexisNexis Academic?

The two products are very similar, and LexisNexis is committed to maintaining a similar look and feel for the news/business/legal databases it provides to higher education, public, and school libraries. The most significant difference is that Library Express does not include the Shepard's Citation service. LexisNexis Academic also contains approximately 30% more titles than Library Express. All international legal materials have been omitted from Library Express as well as selected news and business content. Notable exclusions are content from Hoover's, Gale, and Time Inc. See the Library Express Content page for a listing of Academic sources not included in Library Express.

Is Remote Access Allowed?

Yes. Please see the article on remote access.

What Is the Difference Between the On-Site and Off-Site Versions?

Legal materials are only available to on-site users. There are no other differences between the two versions of Library Express.

On-site users should use the following URL:

Off-Site users should use the following URLs depending on which of the following is applicable:

Remote, via Proxy Server authentication:

Remote, via Bar Code: follow instructions provided by LexisNexis once your authentication profile has been set up

Can We Link Directly from Our Catalog to Specific Titles?

Yes. The A-Z List available on the Library Express Content page includes title-level links for all sources.

Do you have any video tutorials for LexisNexis® Library Express?

Yes we do. See Library Express Video Tutorials for more information.


Should I use the Easy Search or Power Search?

The search form you use will always depend on your research needs. More...

What is the difference between "Terms and Connectors" and "General Language" searches?
A "Terms and Connectors" search uses Boolean-style terms and connectors, such as PUBLICATION() and w/3, to narrow the results set. A natural language search requires just as it says, natural language. Type in words, just as you would with an internet search engine. More...

What are index terms and why and how should I use them?
LexisNexis® Library Express uses an index to catalog its content. If you are looking for an article, transcript, or case about baseball, you can attach the index term "Baseball" to your search and all the articles that have been indexed about "Baseball" will return. For more information, please visit our page on SmartIndexing Technology.

What does it mean to search within Document Sections?
A document section is an element within the document such as "Byline", "Date", etc. These sections are useful when you need to narrow your search to something very specific, like an author's name or a word in the headline. More...

Can I search within a particular source?
Absolutely. Click the sources tab at the top of the page and search for your source, or browse the A-Z list. You may search sources by title, country or state, or topic. Once you find a source you'd like to search within, select it and click the "OK-Continue" red button. You may select more than one source at a time.


When I click on the "Select Sources" drop-down box, or use the type-ahead function, the publication I want to search isn't there. How do I search a particular publication?
The answer is simple: Search the sources! More...

How do I search on all papers from a particular area, like Kansas?
The sources tab will also help you find publications by geographic location. There, you are able to search through "aggregated sources" which include newspapers by state, region, and country. More...
In addition to the sources tab, the All News form now has a geography selector which allows you to select a world region, country, or state. Use this tool to see news stories about that particular area.


How do I search for cases by state?
All states are now listed as sources in the Select Sources drop-down box. Instead of searching the sources, you may select the state right from the search form.

Does it matter which name I put in first on the case name box?
No, it doesn't. Roe v. Wade will return the same results as Wade v. Roe.


What can I find in Company Dossier?
Company Dossier is a critical tool for anyone doing business research. You can find most public company information for companies including: analysis and basic information, current news stories, company profiles, list of competitors, corporate hierarchy, financial information, legal information, and intellectual property information.
In addition to this, you may use the "Compare Companies" search form to compare up to 5 companies at a time.


What can I find through the People search form?
By entering in a first and last name, you can find a variety of things about a person. It is important to remember this is not a background-checking service. Access to individual and personal public records is not available through this search form. Instead, you'll find: general biographical information, executive directories, current congress biographical profiles, legal biographies, government biographies, law directories, legislative biographies, who's who foreign listings, and obituary information.

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External Links

LexisNexis® Library Express Official Website

User Guides

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