UBC Library is very pleased to announce that we have re-established our subscription to LexisNexis. Access is available from the following links:
LexisNexis Academic Plus
LexisNexis Academic Plus provides access to over 10,000 news, business, and legal sources. News sources include over 2500 Canadian, US, and international newspapers, with coverage from current day to archives going back 25 years or more. News coverage also includes more than 1000 magazines and journals, broadcast transcripts from television and radio, and political transcripts. Wire services are updated several times a day from major wire services. Non-English language sources are available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch. Legal sources include a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary materials, court decisions, legislation, legal commentary, current and archived news. Canadian, US, EU, and Commonwealth law are covered. Patents from 1790 forward are available. Business sources include business and financial news, US and international company financial information, SEC filings, and the LexisNexis Company Dossier with information on more than 80 million companies.
LexisNexis QuickLaw Plus
LexisNexis QuickLaw Plus provides access to primary source material such as case law, statutes and regulations and secondary source materials such as legal news or law reviews for background or analysis of a legal topic. Included are Canadian court cases, legislation, and law reviews, and board and tribunal decisions; Halsbury’s Law of Canada and Halsbury’s Laws of England.
Text and data mining are not allowed under the current Consortia Canada LexisNexis license. The agreement also indicates authorized users only have the right to download an “insubstantial number of documents retrieved from the Services”. The Library is investigating options and pricing for third party software that would allow for text and data mining.
Funding for LexisNexis has been re-established through the assistance of the University and further reallocation and reduction of other resources.