Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lexis Nexis Becomes Nexis Uni

Out with the old, in with the new!

Beginning March 1, Lexis Nexis users will discover a whole new research experience. The new platform is called Nexis Uni and seeks to be a more user friendly resource. In many respects, it succeeds. In other areas, it takes some inside knowledge to navigate.

The first thing you'll notice is a giant search box at the top of the page. Simply searching here with nothing else defined will search the entire content, and return results from news, legal and business sources. To narrow the results, click the red down-arrow next to the words "All Nexis Uni" on the right edge of the search box, and select the specific area(s) you would like to search from the Category listing. Click the Advanced Search link below the search box to enter a very specific search.

Other options for beginning a search reside below the search box. For example, clicking Cases opens up further prompts to help locate a specific case.

 Another search option sits just below this, under the heading Discover Topics. To locate a company dossier, for example, click Business under Discover Topics. Then click the Company Dossier link.

Enter the company's Ticker Number (not business name) to find the Snapshot you are familiar with. (This is what we mean by "need some inside knowledge!")

Watch this brief video to learn more about searching the new Nexis Uni platform.

Practice searching Nexis Uni now using the link on this page.  And, as always, ask a librarian for more help.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

History majors, take note! We are excited to share our newest resource. 

And by "history" we also mean Art, Religion, Sociology and Political historians as well! 

Our major database provider, EBSCO, is partnering with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

The collection is divided into five parts:

  • Series 1 contains more than 500 titles dating from 1684 through 1820. 
  • Series 2 is a collection of periodicals from 1821 to 1837 and represents the Jacksonian Democracy era in history and is broad in scope including agriculture, entertainment, history, literary criticism, and politics. 
  • Series 3 covers the time period from 1838 to 1852. 
  • Series 4 rages from 1853 to 1865 focuses on the Civil War and a diverse record of the continuance of daily life for many Americans—both leading up to and during the war. 
  • Series 5, from 1866 to 1912, reflects a nation that persevered through a difficult set of circumstances and provides overage of broad subject areas that reach into every facet of American life.

Give it a spin! 

Let's say you're researching religious sects.  Go ahead, type religious sect in that search box below.

And please, tell us what you think.

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection
  • Select / Deselect all
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 2
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 4
  • American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 5