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LexisNexis Academic: Search Tips

  • Use the ! symbol as a wildcard operator in your search strings. For example, type migra! to retrieve results with the keywords migration, migrant, migrants.
  • Use w/n to define proximity of words in search results, where "n" equals the number of words. For example, muslim w/2 refugee will retrieve sources where the words muslim and refugee are within two words of each other.

Getting Started with LexisNexis


LexisNexis Academic is a database with powerful search options, but may be difficult to navigate at first. Take a few minutes to watch the tutorials below to get an idea of its abilities.


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