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POL 215: Courts, Law & Politics: News Coverage

 

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Find News

Tips for Searching LexisNexis News

To Get the Best Results...

  • to find the most relevant stories, change "Everywhere" to "Headline" or "Headline and Lead Paragraph"
  • change the dates of coverage! The default date for news is everything since the early 1980s
  • use w/s or w/p to find your terms within the same sentence or same paragraph: tax w/s legislation
  • put phrases in quotes - "interest groups"
  • For state news sources: select Sources on the left, then Find Sources. In the center screen check General News Sources and the More Options button. Select + United States, pick your state, select specific news sources, OK.