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Health & Science in Media: Viewing Through Lexis Nexus: FYE Library Activity

Your Librarian and PF(s)

Welcome to FYE Library Day!

Your Librarian is: Jared Seay
Prof: Caroline Foster

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TOPIC: Choose from list or use your own

In today's session, you will learn how to use the capabilities of  Lexis Nexis Database to find and analyze articles using several different comparison variables.

Part 1: Google Docs

  • Open the "read-only" Google worksheet
  • Log into you Google account
  • Click on "File" at the top of the page, and select "Make a copy..." so that you can work on the assignment.
  • Click on "blue share button" at the top right of the page and share you document with

Part 2: Follow along as the nice librarian explains how to locate sources in:

  • Discovery Service
  • Several databases

Part 3: 3 Articles

  • Follow the instructions on your Google Doc to locate one book and two articles and give the requested information for each item.

Part 4 Library Info. & Feedback

  • Complete the very brief feedback survey. 

Potential List of Topics

  • BP Gulf Oil Spill
  • Zika Virus
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Health Affects of Fracking
  • GMOs
  • Autism and Vaccines
  • Kratom
  • Opiod "Panic"
  • H1N1 "Panic"