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ENSP 330: Introduction to Environmental law

research guide for ENSP 330

News Sources 2

Since Nexis Uni is full-text, in addition to using quotes around a phase and the * for truncation, use  the following search strategies to bring your word/s close together to retrieve relevant articles

Using - and - between words - will usually end up with a  large number of results and many will not be relevant.

Should the plurality or concurring opinion in Rapanos v US case be controlling law in wetland cases such as Sackett v EPA?

Best to:

1. limit words to the same sentence or paragraph
/s for sentence
rapanos /s wetland* /s sackett
rapanos /s wetland* /s sackett /s opinion /s (plurality or concurring)
/p for paragraph
rapanos /p wetland* /p sackett /p opinion /p (plurality or concurring )

2. limit words to the headline and lead paragraphs using - hlead - in this search strategy you can use - and -
hlead(rapanos and wetland* and sackett and opinion and (plurality or concurring))

There are many ways to search, you will need to experiment and look at the results.
Keep track of the search strategies you use.

"due process clause" /p "climate change"

Do President Biden’s proclamations restoring Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments exceed his authority under the Antiquities Act?  

Broad search using /p

"antiquities act" /p authority /p biden
"antiquities act" /p authority /p biden /p ("grand staircase escalante" or "bears ears national monument")
"antiquities act" /p authority /p biden /p exceed

Or once in results, search within using those additional keywords
grand staircase escalante
bears ears national monument


Nexis Uni Antiquities Biden search


Nexis Uni Antiquities Act Biden results

Nexis Uni Antiquities Act Biden Grand Staircase

Getting Documents:  You can download, print, email, send to Dropbox 
Look for the symbols at the top of the results page
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You can register for an account within Nexis Uni and save searches and documents and be notified of new content 

Some highlights are below. Additional benefits are available by signing in, consult the full help screens:

Alerts: An alert is a search you save to run automatically at intervals you specify. You can create these types of alerts (the alert type that is created is the same as the type of search you ran):

  • Search
  • Topic
  • Shepard's®
  • Compare Search Results
  • Find Similar Documents
  • Pending Legislative
  • ... and others

To set up an alert, first run a search, then select the Alert icon (Alert) above your search results. Then provide the required information for saving and running the alert.


History and Saving Documents to Folders: The search terms, documents, and other activities from your research are automatically saved in your history for up to 90 days. You can access them by selecting the History drop-down list at the top of any page. Your last 5 searches are also available from the History pod on the Nexis Uni™ home page.

If you want to save your search terms or documents from your results for an unlimited time, you can save them to Folders.


Highlight text in a document: 

Highlighting and Folders are available to users who have self-registered for an account within Nexis Uni.

You can highlight text in a document stored in one of your folders and save the document to retrieve and review later.

  1. From a full document you are viewing, use your mouse to select the text you want to highlight (there is no limit to the amount of text you can select). A shortcut menu appears at the end of the selection, showing the options for the selected text.
  2. Navigate to Highlight and click the drop-down list next to the label. A list of highlight colors appears.
  3. Choose the color you want to use as the highlight.

If you want to search the Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and the Wall Street Journal, you will need to use the National Newspapers Core database.

Once in the database, First click on Advanced Search.

Similar to Nexis Uni, because this is a full text database, using - and - to connect your concepts might result in a large number of items and many will not be relevant. But, there are also fewer newspaperrs, so using - and - might not be a problem.

Trial and error!
Chevron and "Solar Energy Industries Association"

too many?
change the searach field from Anywhere to Anywhere but Full Text or Abstract

bring the words closer together by using N/#

Chevron N/10 "Solar Energy Industries Associaiton"


National Newspapers Core Change to Advanced Search

National Newspapers Core Chevron and Solar Energy Industries Association