Blog Content Now in Lexis Nexis Academic!

Blog posts are now starting to appear in the library database Lexis Nexis Academic News results!

We all know that blog content has become as important and useful as news from traditional outlets, and this is a welcome addition.

Blogs add a unique and timely layer of comment on current situations. A recent San Francisco Chronicle article talking about bloggers in the war zone said "Writing as Iraqis on the inside of war, or as Iraqis observing their homeland from a safe distance, they describe every imaginable aspect of war, but it's the personal details that seem to connect most with readers." (Baghdad Blogging January 14, 2007) Of course you can access this article using Lexis Nexis Academic!

The blogs are provided through Newstex service, the Content on Demand company. Newstex makes available full-text blog content from major weblogs in a wide variety of categories: art, career, economics, environment, finance, food, health, law, marketing, medical, technology and more.

To view results from specific blogs: click on Lexis Nexis Academic in the libraries' database list; next click on Sources in the top right bar; and then key blog in the search box. The results will display the names of seventeen blogs with links to searching or information about each blog. Two sample blog titles are: Blogcritics.org for books, politics, culture and more; and BlogginWallStreet ("What really moves the markets").

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