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POLS 277: Research Methods

Use this guide to locate the resources you need to develop your research design and complete your literature review.

Nexis Uni: A Step-by-Step Guide

Using Nexis Uni: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Go to Nexis Uni.


2. Enter your keywords into the Guided Search box. 

Nexis Uni search screen with the news limiter highlighted and guided search bar indicated.


3. Limit by date and click Search.  

Nexis Uni search screen with date limiter highlighted.

Add other limits

Limit your results screen by adding one or more of the following limiters:

  • Adding more keyword terms by Searching Within Results
  • Change the date range using the Timeline
  • Specify the news type with Publication Type
  • Use Subjects to limit by topic
  • Or limit by Language or Geography 

Nexis Uni results screen with limiters in the Refining Panel indicated, including the timeline, publication type and subjects.