Searching State-Specific News in Lexis Nexis
Hello. This is Roz Tedford and today we're going to be looking at state specific news information, through our Lexis Nexis database. From the main databases tab, off on any library page, you can get to Lexis Nexis by clicking the link under Quick Picks. This will take you to the main search screen, but before you type in a search terms, it's important to pick the correct sources. So, if you go to the Sources tab at the top of the Lexis Nexis page, you'll be able to pick the particular sources you want to search. Select, News & Business Topics, then select United States for your country and this should bring up a second drop down box where you can pick a particular state or a particular region. In this example, we are going to select Alabama. Then, you're given options for the type of general news sources you would like. We will click the link, General News Sources. You can pick particular state news resources, new resources from particular cities, and in some cases you may even see regional news sources, as an option. Once you have selected the sources you want to search look for the red OK Continue button to the right of the screen. When you click that button you will be taken back to the main search screen but you will this time only be searching those news sources you selected. Type in your search and click the red search button. This will bring up a list of the news stories that meet your criteria. If you see one that looks good, click on it. You can then print the news story out, email the news story, save it or export the bibliographic citation. I hope this has been useful. If you need more assistance with this, feel free to contact us at email@example.com or IM us at askzaklive or come to the reference desk on the fourth floor of the Wilson wing.