Selecting a News or Information Source
The first step is to select a source of information within which you will do a search.
These sources could be:
- Groupings of various publications and databases of a particular type, such as all newspapers and wire services, all business related publications, all non-U.S. publications, etc.
- Individual publications.
- Other databases of information, such as business records or public records.
Selecting a Commonly Used Information Source
You can search one of the more commonly used sources of information by selecting one from the pull-down menu just below the Sources heading. These should include sources like:
- News, Most Recent, 90 Days - to search all the different news sources in Nexis, but only stories published in the last 90 days
- News, All - to search all the different news sources in Nexis, as far back as the database has stories from each news source (some publications go back several decades)
- US Newspapers and Wires - to search only U.S. newspaper and wire service stories (and not magazines or transcripts of TV news shows), as far back as the database has stories from each newspaper or wire service
- Magazine Stories, Combined - to search only magazines, as far back as the database has stories from each magazine
To get a description of what's in each of these sources, select one from the pull-down menu and then click on the tiny i just to the right of it.
To pick a source to search, simply click on it in the pull-down menu.