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Nexis Uni is an exciting new research solution designed with the modern information seeker in mind. It enables quick discovery across all content types, personalized discipline pages for those who set up individual profiles, and a collaborative workspace for group assignments.
This Guide is here to assist you in navigating the new Search Features of Nexis Uni.
ADVANTAGES OF REGISTRATION
The free self-registration option allows users to create a Nexis Uni account by providing their name and email address.Once you have self-registered, you can take advantage of several useful customization features, but you will still also have the option to use Nexis Uni in anonymous mode, if desired.
Some of the features available if you register:
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Still includes all the useful content of LexisNexis Academic:
To limit your news results by a particular language or languages:
To limit your news results to transcripts:
The main search box on Nexis Uni™ will run both Natural Language and Boolean searches. The search box will initially detect what type of search you are trying to run and run the search accordingly without you having to specify either Natural Language or Boolean.
If you insert terms and connectors or Boolean operators into search, Nexis Uni™ will run the search as a Boolean search. If you do not include any connectors or operators, the search will run as Natural Language.
The Natural Language search will attempt to analyze the terms in your search to try to understand the intent of your search rather than running the search as a phrase or with an implied connector. For example, running the search: first amendment—without any connectors or quotes—will take you to the text of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution rather than running your search as “first amendment,” first OR amendment, or first AND amendment. Running a search for obamacare will bring you back documents that reference both Obamacare and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
To develop a Natural Language search, use terms that you might use when describing your research topic to another person. For example, to find articles about efforts in the fast food industry to use recyclable packaging, you might use this search: What efforts has the fast food industry made to use recyclable packages? Or, you can use just the most important terms and phrases, in any order: recycle package fast food.
The Boolean search allows you to create relationships between or among your search terms by using connectors (AND, OR, etc.) and/or other operators (quotes, wildcards, etc.) The main search box will recognize any Boolean connectors that you enter and automatically run your search as a Boolean search rather than Natural Language.
For a complete list of connectors and operators available for Nexis Uni™ Boolean searching, access the Nexis Uni™ Help and search for “Search Connectors Quick Reference Card.”
The main search box will also recognize segment searches. For example, typing HLEAD(Brexit) in the main search box will target your search to the Headline and Lead Paragraph of a news article. Or CITE (531 US 98) will bring you back the case with that citation.
There are a variety of Advanced Search forms available that provide an easy way to construct a segment search targeted to a specific content type (e.g., news, cases) or publication. Select a content type from the Select a Specific Content Type drop down and type your search terms into the relevant segment boxes. The Segment Examples document will show you which parts of each document are parts of which segments.
From the home page, you can create a simple search targeting a particular type of content through the Task Pods. Click on the content type that you want to search and fill in the available options. For example, if you are looking for law review articles about original intent from a particular year, simply type “original intent” in the search box and select a date range and click GO.
The main search box in Nexis Uni™ has a word wheel that will suggest documents, legal phrases, or sources based on your entered search terms. Click on a document to go directly to that document or click on the phrase to populate the search box with that recognized phrase.
In the old LexisNexis - Companies, we were able to choose "Market and Industry Reports" as a topic for searching. This is still possible in Nexis Uni
On either the Home page or the Business Discovery page (a box found under Discover Topics),
On the Advanced Search page, choose SEC Filings from the dropdown. In the old LexisNexis, you could click a box for any or all of the SEC filings such as Annual Reports, Proxy Statements, or various forms; in the new Nexis Uni, you must type in the form type in the box under Document Segments/Fields
These can now be found on the Criminal Justice Discovery page as "Landmark Supreme Court Cases." There's also a new News box here that might be of interest: University News