13 Jul 2022
Author : Loyd Auerbach
Knowledge and Research Consultant Tip: When to Use Location by Publication and Geography by Document While Searching News content
In the Filters panel, when searching the news on Lexis® or Lexis+, you’ll see two seemingly related filters:
- Location by Publication and Geography by Document
Both filters can be helpful depending on what you need:
Location by Publication: Use this filter when you want to limit the source publications to those that originate in a particular country or state. Think of it in terms of where the physical publisher is.
Geographic by Document: Use this filter when you want to make sure the documents/articles are related to a specific region, country, state, or city. Use this filter if you are looking for articles/documents from somewhere in the world that talk about or are related to a place, but not dependent on origin of publication. The Geographic by Document filter looks at the Geographic fields in the Classification section of the end of the articles (using our SmartIndexing technology and taxonomy).
Some examples include:
- I want articles on COVID-19 in New York City, but I’m interested in sources published anywhere in the U.S. or elsewhere. Choosing New York under the Geographic by Document filter will fit my needs.
- I want articles on COVID-19 in New York City, but I’m only interested in source publications from the New York area. In that case, I’d choose from the options under Location by Publication and look for New York (and possibly New Jersey and Connecticut).
- I want articles on COVID-19 in New York City but I’m interested in the perspective of source publications in the U.K. and Europe. I would choose those locations in the Location by Publication filter, and also choose New York from the Geographic by Document to get the best results.