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New Subscription to LexisNexis

Posted on: January 10, 2014

Link to LexisNexis® Academic

Our Subscription Review Initiative recently revealed that we were paying substantial yearly fees for access to print (hard-copy) legal resources that were useful to have, but received low use.  As a result, we cancelled most of those print resources and used the money to purchase this exciting new online resource. 

LexisNexis® Academic provides access to full-text:

  • international 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, including access to five billion searchable documents from more than 40,000 legal, news and business sources.

This resource increases our access to a substantial amount of information useful to a wide variety of subject areas.


  • 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.