Lexis Nexis Academic

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Librarian: Jennifer Garrett

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What it is:

  • A full-text article database of popular and trade news from around the world
  • Company profiles and accounting literature
  • Legal information largely focusing on North America, especially the U.S.

What you can expect to find:

  • General news section contains mostly full-text articles and transcripts from a wide variety of news sources (international, national and local)
  • The Business and Company Dossier sections contain company and industry news, company financial data on public and private companies in the U.S. and abroad
  • Profiles may link to SEC filings, litigation cases, and intellectual property filings if available.
  • The Legal section contains texts of federal and state court decisions, federal and state agency regulations, and law journal articles.

Some useful things you can do:

  • Look up a specific company profile and quickly find news articles that mention the company or its products and services.
  • Identify and screen for companies based on criteria such as industry code, business description, geography, and sales. Records can be downloaded in Excel format.
  • Search for scholarly articles in legal or accounting literature.
  • Access the full-text versions of specific publications such as Wiley GAAP and Hoover’s Company Profiles.


  • Full-text is available for most publications. Check the scope note for each source to verify date ranges for full-text coverage.

Content sources:

  • 18,000 sources include newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports and SEC filings, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.

Available Tutorials:

Select Video tutorials include an overview, selecting sources, working with results, and summaries and headnotes.

WebpageLNA wiki links to various guides.