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LexisNexis is the premier publisher of research collections and reference solutions for libraries worldwide. Products and services cover a wide array of offerings in electronic and traditional media--all designed to make vast information sources completely manageable. MCLS' group subscriptions to LexisNexis databases run annually July 1 to June 30. The group purchase is part of a nationwide group license coordinated through Lyrasis. For pricing and subscription information, please contact MCLS. You may also visit LexisNexis on the Web.

LexisNexis Terms and Conditions

Several LexisNexis databases are available. Click on the title for a brief description of each database.

LexisNexis Academic  

(Available to colleges and universities only; not available to law libraries)

Now including Country Analysis and Company Dossier, this service provides full-text documents from over 9,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. The 5,900 sources include:
  • National and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources
  • U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information
  • Shepard's® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789
  • Business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news

LexisNexis Library Express (for public libraries)  

LexisNexis' newest product for public libraries, Library Express, is a valuable source for news, business, and legal information including content from over 1,000 national, regional, and international news publications; coverage of over 44 million US and international companies; primary source material including case law, statutes, and regulations; and much more.
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LexisNexis Primary Sources in U.S. History  

LexisNexis Primary Sources in U.S. History lets both advanced scholars and beginning students carry out comprehensive research from a range of sources. Included are broad selections of primary manuscripts, speeches, comprehensive collections of full-text legislation and judicial rulings, as well as essential government documents, a large archive of photographic images, complete classic autobiographies, convenient reference information, and a carefully selected anthology of hundreds of seminal scholarly articles.

LexisNexis Primary Sources in U.S. History is available in three modules that may be purchased independently:

Primary Sources in African American History
  • Colonial-era legislation and judicial decisions
  • All major federal legislation pertaining to race relations from 1792
  • Complete U.S. Supreme Court decisions on race from 1806
  • Reference articles, including biographies, subject entries, book reviews, and court decisions drawn from the Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights from Emancipation to the Present and the Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery
  • Manuscript materials for primary historical research, with rare materials on slavery from colonial through antebellum years, on the Civil War, reconstruction, and on 20th century political developments
  • Autobiographies and contemporary accounts
  • Scholarly articles
  • Photographs

Primary Sources in U.S. Presidential History
  • Full-text information relating to each U.S. president
  • Scholarly articles on specific presidents and presidential powers
  • Reference articles for essential background information
  • Autobiographies and contemporary accounts
  • Manuscripts, such as letters and office diaries
  • Speeches, including all Inaugural addresses and all State of the Union messages
  • All numbered Executive Orders from 1862 through 1921
  • Photographs

Primary Sources in American Women's History
  • The complete text of all major federal legislation pertaining to women and gender from 1855 to the present
  • Complete U.S. Supreme Court decisions on gender and women from 1809 to the present
  • Reference articles from The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America, including biographies, subject entries, book reviews, and court decisions
  • Scholarly treatments of historic events, current affairs, and future trends by leading scholars in American women's history
  • Autobiographies of American women from the 18th through the 20th centuries
  • State laws and court cases concerning women and gender
  • Manuscript selections, with documents and series of documents important to American women's history from the early 19th through the 20th centuries, providing primary sources on topics such as the impact of major reform movements, the effects of key regulatory and statutory changes, and evolving conceptions of spousal relationships

LexisNexis Scholastic Edition  

(Available for High Schools only)

Specifically designed to provide high school students with Web-based, desktop access to authoritative research sources, LexisNexis Scholastic Edition is the "younger sibling" of the LexisNexis Academic service, accessible to nearly seven million students and faculty members at more than 1,600 colleges and universities in the U.S.

LexisNexis Scholastic Edition gives students experience searching for vital source material-including articles from major U.S. and international newspapers, non-English language publications, statistics, and Federal and state case law, codes and legislation-using the kind of technology they will invariably encounter as they progress to a college or university. Content within the service is broken down into four key areas:
  • News
  • Legal Research
  • Legislation

LexisNexis State Capital  

Access information about one state, any combination of states, or all 50 states - all from a single, comprehensive Web source. LexisNexis State Capital enables researchers to:
  • Compare law and public policy developments
  • Monitor proposed and enacted state laws
  • Analyze national and regional trends
  • Get facts about state legislators and their staffs
  • Access state newspapers of record