Finding Editorials in LexisNexis Academic
- Click on the News tab on the left side of the screen, then choose “All News”
- Enter your search terms connected by AND
- Use the phrase LENGTH (>???) to retrieve longer articles
- Pay attention to the Specify Date limiter
- Select Source: limit to US Newspapers and Wires if you only want US perspectives on your topic
- Select Editorials & Opinions as your Article Type
Finding Newspaper Articles in LexisNexis Academic
Option 1: Use the News Tab to do a general news search
Option 2: Limit your search to US news sources or newswires
- Choose the News tab, select Newspapers & Wires from the dropdown menu, then enter your search terms. Next, choose one or more categories from the Select Source(s) menu. The default date range is all available dates, but you can narrow it down if you get too many results.
- Try the following categories under “Sources” :
- US Newspapers & Wires limits your search to U.S. titles, including the Austin-American Statesman and the Houston Chronicle.
- Major Newspapers searches over 40 full-text newspapers from around the world, including the U.S. These newspapers are generally regarded as those giving the most comprehensive and reliable coverage of any topic.
Finding News Transcripts in LexisNexis Academic
- LexisNexis Academic indexes television transcripts from numerous news and media sources, from MSNBC to NPR, to the Congressional court hearings (usually broadcast on CSPAN).
- Tips to keep in mind when you are searching:
- Usually the transcript is for the entire show, not just the individual segment of the television show. The keywords will be highlighted in red and should lead you to that segment you're looking for.
- The transcript titles themselves can be very generic, such as the name of the show and the date. Click into them and scan the article to see if it's relevant.
- If the search results are overwhelming, narrow them down by selecting the type of News Transcript from the left hand side. (See Step 3). This will help to filter the responses.
Step 1: Select the News tab from the left side of the screen in LexisNexis, then choose “TV & Radio News Transcripts” from the dropdown menu.
Step 2: Enter your search terms
Step 3: Use the categories on the left hand side to narrow down your results.
Step 4: Find the segment of the transcript that applies to your topic.
Finding Texas News Sources in LexisNexis Academic
www.lib.utexas.edu > Research Tools > Find Articles using Databases > Shortcuts to Selected Sources
There is no easy way to search only newspapers from Texas. The search below will search sources from and about Texas.
Step 1: Choose the News tab from the left side of the screen.
Step 2: From the dropdown menu, choose “All News.”
Step 3: Enter your search terms and other preferences. Choose Texas in the “Article Location” box, and click “Search.”