Open Nexis Uni
This is an interactive tutorial with directions on this side and a live website on the other side.
Use the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.
This tutorial will lead you through a sample search to help you learn how to find news stories on a topic.
To begin, you will need to set up your search parameters.
You will notice a number of fields.
Once you click the Add↑ button, your search will appear at the top of the screen.
To find more recent articles, use the drop down arrow to select Date is after.
How many search results did you get?
Let's try refining your search!
One way to focus your results is by searching for longer, more in-depth news stories.
Notice that this narrowed your number of search results. Let's try refining your search even more.
The opening paragraph of a news story article is the "lead." The lead usually expresses the main idea, and it's a good way to locate the most relevant articles.
Scroll to the middle of the search page to the Document Segments/Fields section.
Notice that you can search in several different fields, including Title, Byline (who wrote the news item), Publication, and Section (for example, Opinion or Sports).
Using the quotation marks will search this as a phrase.
Searching for your keywords only in the headline/lead of the news stories and searching in a specific publication refines your search even more.
In addition to reading the article you can also print, email, download, or send it to Google Drive using these icons above the article.
You have completed this introductory tutorial to Nexis Uni. Explore the database and learn more about how it can help you in your research.
To leave us feedback on this tutorial, go on to the next page.