Library Express Help: Regional News

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[edit] About the Regional News Search Form

The Regional News search form is located on the News section of LexisNexis Library Express. On the Regional News Search form, you can perform such tasks as:

  • Find news about a particular state
  • Find news about a particular country
  • Find a news article from a specific author

[edit] Search For

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 "Hudson River." This is useful when you need to browse several articles on one topic. The Search For section also makes it easy to find particular articles you know specific information about. For example, if you need to find articles by a specific author, type the name in the search box and select "Author" 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 articles:

  • by Author
  • by Headline
  • by Subject Term
  • Articles that contain your input term at least 5 times

[edit] Specify Date

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.

[edit] Select Region

First, select by:

  • US State
  • Canadian Province
  • Country
  • World Region

Then, narrow your selection by the "Select Region" section. When you select "US State", a list of states and US regions will appear in the drop-down box.

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