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JOUR400 - Media Law

Guide to using LexisNexis and Westlaw for legal research. Designed to support students in JOUR400 - Media Law.

Using LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic is available both on and off-campus. To use the system off-campus, log in using your campus userid/password when prompted.

WebNews in LexisNexis

Web News provides access to over 300 local and regional newspapers, blogs and other web sources not formally included in our LexisNexis Academic subscription. These include The Times-Picayune, the Seattle TimesThe Chicago Sun-Times and the Orlando Sentinel.

Click on the Web News tab in any search results screen to access content from these titles. 

Web News Results Tab Screenshot

Even if a search in LexisNexis results in zero results, Web News results will still populate. Click on the Check for Web News results link on the No Documents results screen to execute a Web News search:

Check for Web News Screenshot

complete list of titles included with the LexisNexis Web News feature is available online. An online user guide is also available.