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LexisNexis® Academic provides searchable access to a comprehensive spectrum of full-text information from over 5,600 sources, selected to meet academic research needs, including:

  • National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources
  • U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information
  • Shepard’s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789
  • Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news
Many flexible search options meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. Campus-wide access is available directly from the desktop. Librarians have access to toll-free 24/7 customer service.


Sources for academic research available on every desktop

LexisNexis® Academic groups sources for easy reference:


LexisNexis Academic NEWS supplies a wide variety of authoritative sources, including:

  • Full-text of more than 50 major English-language newspapers from the U.S. and around the world, many same day of publication, plus the most extensive archives available anywhere of Financial Times (dating back to 1982), The New York Times (dating back to 1980) and The Washington Post (dating back to 1977)
  • More than 400 magazines and journals and over 600 newsletters, including: American Demographics, American Journalism Review, Business Week, The Economist, Ebony, Industry Standard, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Nation’s Business, New Republic, Newsweek, Tokyo Business Today, U.S. News & World Report and Variety
  • Hard-to-find broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and NPR, as well as political transcripts from Federal News Service and emediamillworks (formerly Federal Document Clearing House)
  • Campus news, including the Chronicle of Higher Education and nearly 300 individual college/university papers
  • Wire services, updated several times a day, including respected names such as the Associated Press, Business Wire and PR Newswire
  • Non-English language news sources, available in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, include both newspapers and magazines


LexisNexis Academic provides a full range of credible sources for business information, including business and financial news, U.S. and international company financial information from government or private sources, market research, industry reports, and actual SEC filings. Search features permit comparison of companies based on criteria such as sales, income and number of employees. News sources include Accountancy Age, Ad Age Global, American Economic Review, Buyouts, Consumer Electronics Newsletter, Chain Store Age, Design News, Electrical World, IPO Reporter, Mergers and Acquisitions Report, Video Technology News, and more.

Financial information sources include Standard & Poor’s Corporate Descriptions, Hoover’s Company Reports, Disclosure Reports, IRRC, international company and stock reports, and more.

SEC filings and reports include SEC 10-Q Reports, SEC 10-K Reports, SEC 8-K Reports, SEC 20-F Reports, SEC Annual Reports to Shareholders, Proxy Statements, Prospectuses, Registration, and Williams Act Filings.

Legal Research

Students can use LexisNexis Academic to access primary source material such as case law, statutes and regulations or dive into secondary source materials such as legal news or law reviews for background or analysis of a legal topic. Now they can even validate their case law research with Shepard’s® Citations for the Supreme Court. Legal research sources include:

  • Shepard’s Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789
  • Law review articles from over 450 publications
  • U.S. Supreme Court decisions from January 1790 to present, searchable by majority opinion, minority opinion, concurring opinion, counsel, or headnotes
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions
  • U.S. District Court decisions from 1789 to present
  • Decisions from Bankruptcy Courts; U.S. Court of International Trade; Tax Courts; Courts of Customs and Patent Appeals, and Veterans, Commerce, and Military Courts
  • State court decisions at all court levels for all 50 states and territories
  • All Federal laws from 1988 to the present
  • Federal regulations: Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, and Federal Acquisition Regulations and Supplements
  • Codes for all 50 states and territories, plus constitutions, court rules, and Attorneys General opinions
  • The IRS bulletin, IRS regulations, ABA Tax Lawyer, AICPA Tax Adviser, and more
  • Patents from 1971 searchable by keyword, patent number, classification number, lawyer, assignee, inventor, or summary
  • European Union law from the CELEX database
  • Law school directories, including the Martindale-Hubbell Law School Directory and NALP National Directory of Law Schools


Students may use LexisNexis Academic to search both full-text and abstracted medical information in one convenient location. Medical News provides full-text of news, written at the lay level, as well as more complex issues with full-text in Medical & Health Journals. Peruse FDC Newsletters or search abstracts in the National Library of Medicine’s Medline® database.


LexisNexis Academic provides easy access to key references resources, including polls and surveys from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, biographical information, country and state profiles, and the World Almanac and Book of Facts.



LexisNexis® Academic is priced on a per student FTE (full time equivalent) basis to accommodate library budgets large and small. Consortial discounts are available. Pricing information is available online or by calling the LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions Customer Service Department at 800-638-8380.

LexisNexis Academic is a web-based product.

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