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5 Aug 2020 Author : Joyce Kirkpatrick Magruder

Knowledge & Research Consultant Tip: How to refine news results using Location by Publication and Geography by Document filters on Lexis Advance

Location by Publication and Geography by Document filters are incredibly useful for refining results in news. To clarify the difference between the two, the Location by Publication filter limits results to sources from a particular location or region. The Geography by Document filter narrows results to documents about a particular location.

To look for news from sources published in a specific state, region or country, first enter and run your search. Then expand on the Location by Publication post-search filter and select the state or country: 

If you are searching news coverage about a specific region, choose Geography by Document. For example, for news coverage of a company or topic within in a specific geographic region, country or state, search for your company or terms, then expand on the Geography by Document post-search filter and select the location of interest:

Location by Publication and Geography by Document are helpful news filters that enable you to target your search results to publications from a specific region or articles that are focused on a geographic area.