== LexisNexis Academic ==

===Foreign Language News Search Form===

The best way to search Foreign Language News Sources in LexisNexis Academic is by using the Foreign Language News Search form. Click on the Search by Content Type menu and then the Foreign Language link. From here, you can choose which language you'd like to search in. Currently, LexisNexis has sources in:
*Dutch
*French
*German
*Italian
*Portuguese
*Spanish
*Russian

=== Note on SmartIndexing ===

LexisNexis SmartIndexing is language-neutral. This means that you can use the English index terms appearing on Power Search or News (expand the "Add Index Terms" option) to search materials written in other languages.


=== Accents, Diacritics, and Morphology ===

The best rule for handling diacritical marks such as accents is to search as you hope to find. Since the full text of materials in languages other than English includes accents, umlauts, etc., it is always safe to inlcude the proper diacritical marks when you search that text.

It usually normally safe to simply omit diacritical marks. The following pairs of search terms are equivalent.

<pre>président français
president francais

señor
senor
</pre>

The most important exception is the umlaut (two dots appearing over a vowel), which should be replaced by adding an "e" following the vowel.

<pre>Küste
Kueste</pre>

When special morphology is used, you can substitute English characters using the standard transliteration rules.

<pre>
Straße
Strasse
</pre>

The Chicago Manual of Style provides an excellent guide to transliteration rules.

===Links to Foreign-Language Group Files===
See also the [http://delicious.com/LNAcademic/foreign-language-news LexisNexis Academic Delicious] site for a full listing of foreign language news sources. The links shown below are Subscription Links that will only work for authorized users.

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Danish Language News<br/>
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Dutch Language News<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=12435 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=12435]
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French Language News<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=5826 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=5826]
</li>
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German Language News<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=5949 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=5949]
</li>
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Italian Language News<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=5950 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=5950]
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Portuguese Language News<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=258977 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=258977]
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Spanish Language News<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=172314 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=172314]
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Latin American News - Spanish Language<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=172315 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=172315]
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European News Sources - Spanish Language<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=299119 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=299119]
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Latina Mexican News Sources<br/>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=156958 http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=156958]
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