Navigating Lexis-Nexis Universe
To access: http://www.lexis-nexis.com/ln.universe Content: Access news, company, industry and biographical sources. Also allows you to track news articles on a particular topic. Getting Started: There are 4 main sections to the Universe site: Top News, Personal News, Industry News and Search. The first three sections provide quick look-up tools. Catch up on the latest headlines or the most recent stock information in Top News. Check your tracked searches in Personal News or follow industry developments in Industry News. The heart of Universe is the Search section. Searching LN Universe: Click on Search. Choose a category to search: News, Company, People or Country. If there is more than one sub-category listed under the primary category, click on the sub-category you need.
Sub-Categories: Choose General, Company, Industry, People or World News Sources: General, Company and People search the same database of newspapers, magazines and wire services; Industry searches trade publications and newsletters; World searches international sources. *Note: This is the old Requester product.
Sub-Categories: Choose range of topics from U.S. Reports, to Mergers and Acquisitions, to U.S. Filings, to Business Reference or Business Locator & Assets. Sources: Each sub-category covers a different selection of sources. To verify the sources, click on a sub-category and then click on the down arrow to the right of Source on the search screen.
Sub-Categories: Biographical. Sources: Choose from a variety of biographical sources including general sources like Marquis Who’s Who and Gale Biographies or legal and political biographical sources like the AP Candidates Profile database.
Sub-Categories: Country profiles. Get a feel for political, economic or social standing of a country. Sources: Number of sources identified from Jane’s Sentinel to Country Reports to National Trade Data Bank Market Reports.
or and and not w/n (n=1-255) pre/n (n=1-255) w/s w/p example: BMW or Bavarian Motor Works example: flood and damage and San Antonio example: domestic violence and not oj example: Bill w/3 Clinton example: phase pre/1 two example: GOP w/s Philadelphia example: (Armey or Largent) w/p minority leader
! – use at the end of a word * - use within a word example: law! example: wom*n
Trick to Narrow your Search
atleast example: atleast5(gingrich)
More Tricks to Narrow your Search
In Universe, you can search various fields. Search by field to find documents that are particularly relevant. Some of the more useful segments to search: BYLINE HLEAD LENGTH PUBLICATION example: byline(richard w/3 oppel) and legislature example: hlead(flood and destruction and San Antonio) example: Newt w/2 Gingrich and length > 750 example: crime and publication(dallas morning news)
Additional Search Options
New Search Edit Search FOCUS E-mail Save to Personal News
Start a whole new search. Erases previous search. Work with an existing search. Saves previous search. Search within your first group of hits. Narrows further. E-mail someone a story. Save search to track topic and be updated regularly.
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