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This guide is a reference tool for students in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Finding Specific Newspapers/Sources in Nexis Uni

To search for a specific source in Nexis Uni:

  • Go to Nexis Uni!
    • Use the search box to search for the publication title
    • When your results come up, click the "magnifying glass +" icon to add the source to your search
    • The source will now be added to your search!

About Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic Universe)

How do I access Nexis Uni?

You should always access Nexis Uni either through this page or the library homepage. 

What's in Nexis Uni?

Newspapers, newswires, blogs, television and radio transcripts, and more.

What's NOT in Nexis Uni?

For the most part Nexis Uni does not contain academic journals. In addition, if you are looking for content pre-1990ish, Nexis Uni may not be your best source.  See the US and International Newspapers pages for tips on finding older content. This academic version of Nexis Uni also does not contain public records.

How does Nexis Uni compare to Factiva?

There is a lot of overlap between Nexis Uni and Factiva content. However, Factiva tends to be stronger on international news sources.

Nexis Uni Search Tips


My Favorite Search Tips

Search command Use it to... Example
term Search tagged classification terms. Nexis Uni adds subject, organizational, industry, person, and geography subject terms to each article (which can be found at the bottom of each article). term(RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICTS) finds: articles tagged as having a main subject of conflicts between Russia and the Ukraine 
* Find alternate endings Surroga* finds: "surrogate" "surrogates" "surrogated"
w/# Search words in proximity to each other - can be useful for names Hillary w/2 Clinton finds: "Hillary Rodham Clinton" "Hillary Clinton" and "Hillary R. Clinton" 
atleast# Specify the frequency of a search term atleast4(bill gates) returns articles where the phrase "bill gates" is mentioned at least four times
length ># Find articles of a certain length Bill Gates and length >2000 will only bring back articles with the phrase "Bill Gates" that are longer than 2000 words.