LEXIS-NEXIS and Factiva at Princeton University

LEXIS-NEXIS (L/N) and Factiva provide access to many general publications and answers to many questions. However, they contain few scholarly journals and even fewer images. Princeton University has two versions of L/N. Here is a summary of what each interface offers:

Lexis-Nexis Academic (WEB)

Lexis.com

Factiva

Full text searching

Yes for all areas but company files

Yes

Yes

Search newspapers, transcripts, wire services, business publications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Major Exclusive Publications

Full text of Wall Street Journal & Barrons

Newspaper Strength

Major newspapers

Major newspapers

Regional Newspapers

Academic Journals

Very few; primarily legal

Very few; primarily legal

Very few; primarily business

Trade Publications

Limited

Limited

Very strong

United States law

Yes

Yes

No

State Legal Documents

Use in conjunction with State Capital

Yes, can search states separately or in groups

No

Foreign language publications

Limited (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)

Limited (Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish)

Strong

Congressional information

Use Lexis-Nexis Congressional

Yes

Very Limited

International Law

Yes

Yes

No

Patents, copyrights, trademarks

Patents only

Yes

No

Printing, Downloading, Email

Yes

Yes

Yes

Navigation

Pull-down menus

Command driven or Natural Language

Pull-down menus

Off-campus Use

Via Proxy Server

Restricted to:

Classroom related, other academic research & administrative research by Princeton University

Number of Simultaneous Users

Unlimited

3 available in SSRC

8

Last updated 12/1/2011