Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Cover your bases when searching for negative mentions of a person or business in the news

Librarian Relations Consultant Research Tip: Cover your bases when searching for negative mentions of a person or business in the news

The new Negative Personal News and Negative Business News combined sources each contain all available Lexis Advance® news from the United States and around the world—more than 26,000 news sources and 1.3 billion documents. The LexisNexis® editorial team has created a comprehensive system of classification topics that identifies documents with a significant level of negative language.

In addition to beginning your person or business search in Negative News combined sources, you can also refine any news search on people or businesses to negative personal or business news. Use the Negative News post-search filters.

Here are the two easy methods to gain access to negative news:

1. Use the Explore Content pod on the Lexis Advance home screen to search the Negative Personal News or Negative Business News combined sources.
    Go to Explore Content and select News from the Content Type tab.
    Choose the Negative Personal News or Negative Business News group source.
    Enter your person or business search in the Red Search Box and go.

2. Enter your person or business search in any available news source or combination of news sources and refine using the Negative News post-search filters on your results page.