Creating Search Strings Using LexisNexis & Factiva

Ready to create more advanced search strings using LexisNexis Academic and Factiva?  Learn how using the LexisNexis and Factiva Cheat Sheet.  Try your hand at connectors, proximity operators, and segment searching!

Win a Columbia University Libraries travel mug if you can answer the following:

  • how would you construct a search string to find articles by J-School Dean, Nicholas Lemann, in LexisNexis?
  • how would you find students and distance learning within the same sentence using Factiva?
  • how would you retrieve results only for articles that are longer than 500 words in LexisNexis?

Submit your answers to: for your mug!

[HINT:  all answers can be found on the cheat sheet!]