LexisNexis Academic

Resource Type: 

LexisNexis® Academic provides access to full-text:

  • news
  • business, and
  • legal publications.

LexisNexis Canada is a leading provider of information and services solutions to professionals in law firms, corporations, government and academic institutions.

    LexisNexis provides customers with access to five billion searchable documents from more than 40,000 legal, news and business sources.
    (from the website)


    • Search all the content at once from the main search box, or choose a box for News, Legal Cases, or Company Information. 
    • Use natural language for a broad search, or use and/or to be more specific. 
    • Use quotes ("") for phrases; spaces are treated as "and".

    Note: When you use natural language, only the first 1000 results are presented.  When you use boolean operators, the first 3000 are shown.

    Company Dossier

    • Easy-to-read profiles of over 43 million companies worldwide and information on 1,000 industries to your desktop in just seconds.
    • Searches over 50 resources for information and gathers it in a "snapshot". Sources include business directories, Hoover’s® company information, ICC financial information, the MERGERSTAT® database, SEC filings, Standard & Poor’s® corporate information
    • Find a company by name, ticker symbol, or D-U-N-S® number; restrict your search by company type, city, state/province or country.
    • Over 4000 companies from Peterborough alone are included.

    Legal Resources

    • U.S. Supreme Court Cases & Briefs
    • Statutes, Codes, Regulations
    • Law Reviews


    • Contains group files that pull together news sources from multiple publications.
    • Some of the sources are aggregated sources, like "Major World Publications," meaning that various publications are used.
    • See lists and links of sources.

    For more help, click one of the "Tools" on the search page. 

    Varies by title.
    Update Frequency: 
    Ongoing; varies by title. News sources are usually daily, updated by 9am.
    Stable URL: 

    A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.  

    When you have a single document on your screen, click on the clipboard icon.  You'll get this message:

    To paste the link to the results of your search into a document or e-mail, right-click the bold text below and select Copy Shortcut or Copy Link Location from the resulting pop-up context menu. This copies the link to your search results onto your clipboard.

    The link does NOT include the proxy prefix for Trent, so add this to the front of your url: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

    Example: (These links are long!  Include it all.)

    Link provided:

    With proxy prefix:

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