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New 'Academic Universe'(LEXIS-NEXIS) Database

The Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of an extensive new database to our galaxy of services and resources - Academic Universe.

Academic Universe, produced by LEXIS-NEXIS, is a very large database covering nearly 5,000 publications, most of which are available in full text. Academic Universe is especially useful for legal research and also offers broad coverage of current news and business information. Academic Universe contains the following content segments, each of which must be searched separately:

There is full text coverage of newspapers, wire services, transcripts of television and radio news broadcasts, magazines, newsletters, and journals from around the world. Coverage includes major foreign language news sources in Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, and German.

There is full text coverage of business news sources. Company financial data is available for US and international companies and includes SEC reports, bankruptcy reports, financial information from Disclosure, Standard & Poor's, and Hoover's and more. Extensive coverage of accounting literature is included, including FASB and GASB texts and Miller guides. The directories segment includes trade show information, NTDB market reports, the SIC directory, and more.

Coverage includes extensive full-text coverage of legal periodicals and law reviews, federal and state case law, Shepard's ® for US Supreme Court cases, federal and state codes and regulations, tax law from the Internal Revenue Code down through state tax law cases, European Union legislation and treaties, full-text patents, the Martindale-Hubbell directory of lawyers and law firms, and much more. Additional search tools are available for locating cases by citation, party, or topic.

There is full-text coverage of selected medical news sources and journals, and access to MEDLINE.

This section includes country profiles, a quotations database, Roper Center polls and survey, the World Almanac, and several biographical directories.

Academic Universe provides its own search guide. To use this guide, please click on the "Help" button at the top of the screen or click on "How Do I?" for tips on specific search techniques.

Academic Universe (LEXIS-NEXIS) may be accessed through Library Catalog or from the RUL Indexes page under either Multidisciplinary/Current Events & Newspapers OR Business/Accounting and General Business OR Medicine/Medicine; OR Social Sciences/General Social Science and Law & Criminal Justice. It can also be accessed by clicking on the Vale icon/Databases/Academic Universe (LEXIS-NEXIS) from the front page of the Libraries website.

Posted November 6, 2000