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Date Searches

You can limit your search to different dates for a publication - either before or after a certain date, on a certain date or within a range of dates.

At the Lexis-Nexis Power Search screen below the main search box you'll see a Specify Date pull-down menu you can use to limit a search by date or dates.

You can pick common ranges of dates, such as just today's stories, all stories in the previous week, all stories in the previous year, etc.

Or you can limit a search to:

  • Date is before...to only retrieve stories before that date.
  • Date is after...to only retrieve stories after that date
  • Date is between...to only retrieve stories within that range of dates.
  • Date is...to only retrieve stories on that specific date.

Then in the boxes that appear type in or select the dates you want.

Adding a Date in the Main Search Box

You also can specify a range of dates in the main search box where you type your search words, by typing in the AND DATE connector after your other search terms, and then specifying a date.

For example:

Before a Date

To limit your search to stories before a certain date, after your search terms add AND DATE BEF m/d/yyyy, substituting a month, day and year for m/d/yyyy.

After a Date

To search only for stories after a certain date, after your search terms add AND DATE AFT m/d/yyyy, substituting a month, day and year for m/d/yyyy.

Range of Dates

You can combine the AFT and BEF connectors to search for a specific range of dates. To do that, after your search terms add AND DATE AFT m/d/yyyy AND DATE BEF m/d/yyyy, substituting a month, day and year for m/d/yyyy.

This would give you stories published after the first date, but before the second date.

On a Particular Date

To search only for stories on a particular date, after your search terms add AND DATE IS m/d/yyyy, substituting a month, day and year for m/d/yyyy.

(you can also just specify a particular year (yyyy), or a particular month and year (m/yyyy)

Expressing Dates in Other Ways

You can express a date in just about any form and LexisNexis will recognize it.

Thus to limit a search to January 1, 1997, you could type:

1/1/1997

1-1-1997

January 1 1997

Jan 1 1997

Or if you just wanted to limit the search to the month of January in 1997, you could type:

1/1997

1-1997

January 1997

Jan 1997