One of our most popular databases, LexisNexis, has a new look and a new name – Nexis Uni!
However, even though it works a differently and has a different name, it is still one of our most important databases for full-text newspapers and legal and business information.
When you access Nexis Uni, you can search across all content from the big search box at the top of the page.
Beneath it you will see options to do a more tailored search limited to news, cases, law reviews, company reviews, or a particular publication. Highlight the different options to see advanced search criteria specific to each. There is also a separate advanced search screen with even more granular options, including the ability to limit by date and content type.
You can filter after you search by many categories, including location (where the source is published), publication type, subject, industry, geography (what area of the world is covered by the content) and more.
Once you find what you are looking for and display the full item, you will see the options to print, email, download (to pdf), save to Google Drive, or search within the document text at the top of the page.
Users can create a personal account in Nexis Uni to save search settings, searches and documents within the database. Once you are logged in, you can also annotate and save documents. This is a great option for frequent users!
The new interface was released right before the beginning of fall semester, so we are still getting used to it! If you are interested in learning more about it, check out the Nexis Uni tutorials on YouTube, beginning with “How to Search from the Home Page.” You will also find tip sheets and can sign up for training sessions on the Nexis Uni Support & Training website.