This video will demonstrate how to carry out
a search for newspaper articles using the Lexis Library database. Whilst Lexis Library
is primarily a law database, it also includes full text articles from a range of UK national
and regional newspapers including the Guardian and Observer. Click on News.
Click Accept to access the News section. For this video, we are going to be searching
for newspaper articles about graduate employability. Type your search terms and hit enter or click
the magnifying glass to start your search. You can see that this has returned over 1000
results. By default, the search is sorted into relevance. If you prefer to arrange your
results by date of publication, use the drop down menu. By selecting oldest first or newest
first your search results will be re-arranged to reflect the publication date.
In this example, our search is more sophisticated. By adding quotation marks around your search
terms, you will search for the term Graduate employability as a phrase rather than as individual
words. We can add more keywords to narrow down the number of results and make our search
more specific. See the searching techniques video on the
Finding Information guide for more tips on searching Manchester Metropolitan University
Library’s resources more effectively. You can see that this has narrowed down our
results. To narrow the search down further you can use the tools on the left of the screen
where you have the options to refine by source, date range or industry. It’s also worth
hiding duplicate results. From your results page, click on the title
to see the full article. The article will open in a new page. You then
have the option to print, email or download the article by clicking on these icons.
For more help and information, please email the Library or visit the Library website.