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JOUR300 - Journalism Ethics

Guide to resources to support semester assignments for Prof. Chris Hanson's section of JOUR300.

Searching Lexis - Using the Single Search Box And Advanced Search Features

The first option to search for news, and one that will allow you the most control over your search, is to use the Search Box in the center of the LexisNexis Academic search screen.

You can enter a string of search terms in the search box either as individual terms, or using advanced search tools such as proximity or truncation:

Lexis Nexis Search Box Screenshot

Click on the Advanced Options tab to access advanced search options to:

  • Limit your search by date
  • Search for a specific source or limit to a specific type of material
  • Add index terms to narrow a large set of results
  • Search in segments  [Note: Detailed information on how to Build Your Own Search using segments is available from Lexis.]

Lexis Nexis Advanced Search Page Screenshot

Once you have made your selections from the advanced search menu and click Apply. Search terms will appear inside the main search box, while restrictions will be listed below the search window. Click Search to execute your search:

Lexis Nexis Advanced Search Execute Screenshot