That Lexis-Nexus Really Chaps My Hide

November 30th, 2004 · 4 Comments · Education

Is it really so very hard to have full text articles from scholarly journals available on electronic databases accessed remotely by a laptop on a WiFi network? (don’t answer that)

Card catalog? What’s a card catalog?

Category: Education

4 Comments so far ↓

  • Allie

    You probably won’t read this since its old, but do you have JSTOR access from your library? (Via proxy link.) Much better database than Lexus Nexus for Arts and Humanities research….

  • Megan

    Yeah, I’ve got access to all the e-databases, but for this project I needed newspaper reviews of an art exhibition, and Lexus-Nexis seems to be the best place for that. But the ones I found were mostly abstracts, and of course, full text is what I needed. I finally got all my research done, but it took much longer than seemed necessary.

  • Quinn Skylark

    LexisNexis is my former employer. And I don’t mean to be a pill, but since they were good to me (mostly), I have to correct your spelling…that’s LexisNexis, no space between the words…no letter “u.”

  • Megan

    Ack! Thanks, Quinn, you’re 100% right, of course. It probably really chaps their hide to be so often equated with the fancy car-manufacturer.

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