Guide to Nexis News

Nexis is a database that provides direct access to over 36,000 journals, regional, national and international newspapers, company and business sources and biographical information.

To access the database

  • Go to the homepage of the NICS eLibrary: http://library.nics.gov.uk
  • Click on the Nexis News button on the left hand side
  • Or click on eResources A-Z and select Nexis
  • Need Help? There are links on the left hand side to Help topics, On demand training and customer support
  • At any point you can return to the Search page by clicking on the Search tab at the top left.

To carry out a general News search

  • Go to the News tab and enter your search term or you can browse publications By Type, By Region or By Language.
  • Click on Advanced Search to specify publication type, publication title and publication date 
  • Refine your results using the options in the left hand margin to Search within Results or narrow by source type or publication
  • Select articles on the results page to save, email or download. Alternatively click on the title to view the full article and use the icons at the top of the page to print, email or download.

    To search a specific journal or newspaper

    • Click on the Sources tab at the top right and then browse by alphabetical order or enter your publication in the Search within sources box anc click on the magnifying glass
    • From the results click on the option to Add all these as search filters, then enter your term in the search box at the very top of the page
    • Click on the 3 dots and 'Get Document' to browse the publication starting with the most recent entries or Add to search to search the publication

    Power Search

    • Use the power search tab to build a search using connectors and specify the publication date and source
    • You can also add a publication from the Sources tab to the Power search by clicking on the 3 dots beside the source

    Other information

    Additional search options including Companies, Market Insight and Biographies are available by selecting the relevant tab on the toolbar.

    Popular Nexis sources include

    • The Economist
    • Estates Gazette
    • Harvard Business Review
    • Dun & Bradstreet
    • Belfast Telegraph
    • Irish Independent

    Please contact a member of the NICS Library team if you require training or assistance using this database - nicslibrary@finance-ni.gov.uk