Scholastic Help: Foreign Language News

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[edit] About the Foreign Language News Search Form

The Foreign Language News search form is located in the News section of LexisNexis Scholastic. This search form will allow you to search all of the Foreign Language news content inside of Scholastic. On this form, you can search the following languages:


  • All Non-English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish




[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. These terms can be in the language of your choice - English or whichever language you have selected. Use the drop-down box to search within:

  • Author
  • Headline
  • Subject Terms
  • Terms that occur at least 5 times

The Search For section also makes it easy to find articles that include more than one topic. For example you can type "George Bush" in one box, then select "AND" from the drop-down box, and type "Iraq" in another box.

[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] Language

Select a language from the drop-down box to search all of the titles LexisNexis Scholastic has available in that particular language. You may also select "All Non-English" to search all foreign language news.

[edit] Other Options

Your other options are to use the links provided in the "Tip" section. First, you could follow the link to edit your search in the Power Search form. This will let you add document sections and Boolean operators to your search to narrow your results.

Also, use the "Browse Sources" or "Find Sources" links to navigate to the Source Directory. From there, you can choose multiple specific sources to search within. For more instructions on the Source Directory, click here.

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