Lexis Nexis Academic can be a good resource for finding news article, case law, statutes, regulations, law journal articles, and company/business information. Unfortunately, the platform for the database makes it hard to figure out how to construct your search. A good tip is to use the advanced search rather than the basic search that appears when you go to Lexis. Below is a pictorial tutorial about using the advanced search.
Basic Search: On this page you do not see all the great things you can search for in Lexis Nexis. For examples, the basic search makes it hard to figure out how to search for a state statute.
Advanced Search: Although it is still not an easy platform for searching, the advanced search is better than basic because you have limiters for the type of content and date range. It also has the handy "build your own segment search" box that helps you create a query using Boolean operators. But let's pretend you want to find a state statute.With advanced search you can use the source search box to tell Lexis Nexis you only want to search for Kansas statutes. You do this by typing "Kansas statues" in the source box and Lexis will suggest "KS-LexisNexis Kansas Annotated Statutes." Click on the suggestion to limit your search to Kansas statutes.
This is a reference database. Do not cite to CQ Researcher reports article in your assignments.
CQ Researcher has a number of reports on religion and human rights. It can be a great tool for background information about a topic and for finding reports, articles, statistical information, etc. that can be used and cited in assignments. Here are the titles of a few recent reports:
Credo Reference is a reference database. It contains dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.Use the articles in these reference materials, which cannot be cited in your assignments, to find journal articles, books, reports, data/statistics, books, etc. that can be cited in your assignments.