Nexis Uni, formerly known as LexisNexis Academic, is the default academic portal for accessing LexisNexis news and related content. While it is not a data product, it is useful for preparing to query the REST API.
Nexis Uni allows full text downloads of up to 250 documents and metadata downloads of up to 1,000 documents. If that meets your needs, you do not need to request access to the LexisNexis REST API.
NYU's subscription to the Nexis Uni product does not support text mining. Text mining may only be performed via the REST API. Do not attempt to scrape or crawl Nexis Uni, as it is a violation of our user agreement and will result in all of NYU's access being shut off.
Document what you've found for steps 1 and 2. You will need this information for when your request access to the API.
As advised by LexisNexis staff, researchers preparing to use the API should construct and experiment with multiple searches in the Nexis Uni interface to begin to scope, refine, and preview results. (See also our sample queries.)