LexisNexis Academic Becomes Nexis Uni

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Please note there is a new version of the LexisNexis Academic Universe database called Nexis Uni. Nexis Uni provides access to more than 17,000 news, business and legal sources, including:

  • Print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs
  • Local, regional, national and international newspapers
  • Extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790
  • Unparalleled business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives

The Nexis Uni experience begins with a greatly enhanced interface. According to the Nexis Uni Overview [PDF] & FAQ [PDF], the new product incorporates a larger search box that handles either natural language or complex searches across the entire content collection, making it an ideal tool for researchers of all skill levels.

What are the differences between Nexis Uni and LexisNexis Academic?
Nexis Uni is designed to address three key components requested by millennial students: personalization, collaboration and quick discovery. Nexis Uni offers many new features to address these needs, and is a better research experience overall for students. Some of these features include:

Personalization:
– Create alerts on topics or publications of interest
– Save searches to re-run in the future, add sources to favorites and bookmark documents for later viewing
– Customized home page to feature a curated discipline page with related content, top publications and specialized
search forms

Quick Discovery:
– Responsive design across devices with unlimited search results
– Search across all content at once or a subset of targeted titles
– Results filtering identifies highly relevant results based on location, publication type, subject, industry, geography or timeline
– Predictive search function suggests likely search terms
– Task-based search pods to help guide less-experienced students with their research tasks

Collaboration:
– Students can create and share folders for group research projects and study groups
– Students can save documents in a shared workspace to reduce research overlap
– Students can highlight portions of a document and make notes, and then save this annotated document in one of
their folders and share with other students

Click to access NexisUni or view it from our database list.

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