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Overview

What's on this page?

  • Starting your search
  • Advanced Search tips
  • Finding news articles
  • Finding legal cases
  • Finding company information
  • Help resources within Nexis Uni

Where do I start?

You can start you Nexis Uni search in 3 different areas.

Start you Nexis Uni search with 1 of 3 methods:

  1. Main Search Field. Enter keywords in the large "Search" field at the top of the screen, then use the drop-down menu to the right of the field to narrow down what resources you want to search within.
  2. Advanced Search. Click on the link to the Advanced Search to be more specific with the information you provide (e.g., author or byline, article title, date or date range, attorney name, court...)
  3. "Or let us help you find it" Search: This guided search is a nice medium if you want the simplicity of the main search, but with the specificity of the Advanced Search. First choose a parameter (News, Cases, Law Reviews, Company Info, or A Publication), then fill in the appropriate fields that appear to the right.

To browse resources by topic, use the Discover Topics section at the bottom of the page.

Advanced Search - Getting Started

Start your Advanced Search by selecting a content type.

Start your Advanced Search by selecting a specific content type from the menu. The most relevant ones will be:

  • Cases
  • Law Reviews and Journals
  • News
  • Legal News
  • Company and Financial
    • SEC Filings
    • Company Profiles
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Analyst Reports

Once a selection is made, the search field options will change on the Advanced Search page. Refer to the specific content help area below for more information.

News

Main or Guided Search tips

  • These searches are best for simple news searches, such as locating an article by a topic (e.g., avocado sales)
  • Avoid using words like "news" or "current event" for search terms. They don't carry much meaning when you are already searching within a news database.

Advanced Search tips

  • Start with the Advanced Search
  • Choose "News" under the "Select a specific content type" menu. Refer to the screenshot above for help.
  • Use the first set of "Terms" fields to enter words relating to your research topic (e.g., avocado sales, diversity workplace lawsuits, etc.). Be sure to click the "Add" button to the right of each field to add the terms to your search.

​​Advanced Search options for news resources

Articles by a specific author?

  • Follow Advanced Search tips above to get to the News content search.
  • Scroll down to find the "Byline" field. Enter the author's name here. Tthe order of the name (last, first or first last) doesn't matter.
  • Scroll further down and hit the red Search button.

Articles within a specific date range (e.g., last 5 years, last 30 days, 1990-1994)?

  • Follow Advanced Search tips above to get to the News content search.
  • Scroll down to find the "Date" field. Some tips on these options:
    • Date is: for a specific date
    • Date between: to specify a date range
  • Scroll further down and hit the red Search button.

Articles that mention a specific company?

  • Follow Advanced Search tips above to get to the News content search.
  • Scroll down to find the "Company Name" or "Ticker" fields. If you know the company ticker (its stock market acronym), enter that in the "Ticker" field. Otherwise, type in the full name of the company in "Company Name."
  • Scroll further down and hit the red Search button.

Filtering Search Results

Once you see a list of results, you can narrow them down further by using the search filters on the left side of the screen.

Legal Cases

Under construction

Company Information

Under construction

Need Help?

Use the Help or Tips links for assistance with conducting your search.

Need further help with locating resources or constructing your search phrase? Try using the Tips or Help links, or contact your librarian for assistance.