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Legal Research Tutorial: Legal News Articles

Legal News Articles

You might want to begin your legal research by searching for articles from legal newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. Such articles are not considered scholarly, but they are useful for orienting you to a topic, finding background information, and researching current events.

You can find legal newspapers, magazines, and newsletters covering general, regional, and specialized legal topics in the following databases:

 

Nexis Uni

On the Nexis Uni homepage, enter your keywords and click on the All Nexis Uni dropdown. Then under Content Collection, narrow by Legal News.

all nexis uni legal news search

LegalTrac OneFile

In LegalTrac OneFile, you can use the basic search bar at the top, or you can use the Advanced Search below.

legaltrac search

Once you've searched with your keywords, you will come to the results page. Along the top you can then select News to narrow your results to news articles.

legaltrac news results

Academic OneFile

In Academic OneFile, you can use the basic search bar at the top, or you can use the Advanced Search below.

academic onefile advanced search

Once you've searched with your keywords, you will come to the results page. Along the top you can then select News to narrow your results to news articles.

academic onefile news results

Academic Search Ultimate

In Academic Search Ultimate, you can search for news articles. On the Advanced Search page, enter your keywords. Before clicking Search, scroll down to Search Options. Under Publication Type, select Newspaper.

academic search ultimate advanced search page

You can also narrow your results to Newspapers on the Results page. Along the left side of your results you will find Refine Results. Scroll down to Source Types, and select Newspapers.

academic search ultimate results