LexisNexis Academic is available both on and off-campus. To use the system off-campus, log in using your campus userid/password when prompted.
On advanced search screens (not in boxes appearing on the main LexisNexis screen) you can use the following search aids to refine your search:
/n command (where “n” equals any number you specify between 2 and 255)
Allows you to specify the number of words that appear between two search terms
George /2 Bush
O’Malley /5 slots
! symbol: truncation (multiple characters)
Example: A search of Econ! will result in entries including terms such as: Economic, Economics, Econometric, Econoline, etc.
[Note: You will need to watch for “false hits” when you use truncation! In the example above, results could also include such terms as Econoline, the automobile.]
* symbol: truncation (single character)
Example: A search of rain* will result in entries with rain, rains, rainy in the search results, but not rained.
At least 5 (search option on advanced search screens)
Allows you to focus on items that mention the search term at least five times – theoretically being a “focus” of the article.