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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Nexis UK – news and business information database

The University Library is now subscribing to Nexis, a news and business information database that includes full-text UK national and regional newspapers. It also provides business information such as company profiles and industry reports from a variety of sources. Therefore, Nexis will be relevant to all students requiring news and business information.  The database may also be useful for language students as it includes a range of international newspapers, newswires and foreign language news sources. 


Nexis has a range of search screens for the different types of information sources it indexes e.g. NewsCompany ProfilesIndustry News etc. Navigate between these search screens by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page. The Power Searchscreen can be used to create a customised list of information sources, which can then be searched.  On the Power Search screen click on More sources under theSources drop-down box to browse or search for information sources (There is aBrowse Sources tab and a Find Sources tab). Alternatively, you can click on theSources tab at the top of the page. From here you can choose to browse information sources from a particular country or by language. Once you have selected a country, topic and language from the drop-down menus, you can browse a list of sources relevant to the criteria that you selected. You can find out more information about a source by clicking on the i icon. 

Click on the Help link at the top of the page to access a range of video tutorials that will teach you how to use the key features of Nexis including the News search page and Power Search. There are 10 minute in-depth tutorials and shorter 90 second tutorials.  

Nexis can be accessed now via StarPlus (search under the University Collections tab) or from the following link: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/library/cdfiles/nexis . You will be prompted to sign into MUSE if you have not already done so.

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