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From: Bill Madigan, LexisNexis:

The LexisNexis Product Team is happy to announce the release of two new search forms and several enhancements to the existing search forms.  These enhancements are now live on Academic (as of August 11th).  These enhancements build on the interface refresh that we released at the end of 2013 and incorporate and implement suggestions that we received from our user community.

Briefly, this release features:

  1. Advanced Options:
  • Date year drop down expanded to 30 years
  • Additional options for restricting by date:  date is today, previous week, previous year, etc.
  • Ability to select more than one source using the Source word wheel
  • Ability to add relevancy threshold to Index Terms search
  1. All News form:
  • Addition of U.S. Newspapers and Business and Industry News checkboxes
  • Addition of search with Index Terms (all three news forms)
  1. Redesigned ”’Landmark Cases”’
  2. New Search Forms:  ”’Tax Law”’ and ”’Accounting”’
  3. New “All” option in searching state statutes and regulations – search across all statutory and regulatory content from a particular state or a combination of states

For a more detailed look at the new enhancements, including annotated screenshots, please visit:  http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=August_11,_2014_Enhancement_Release

We have also taken this opportunity to update and expand our Searching on LexisNexis Academic guide:  http://wiki.lexisnexis.com/academic/index.php?title=Searching_LexisNexis_Academic

Thank you,

Bill

Bill Madigan

Global Product Planner, Academic

Business Information Solutions

LexisNexis

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From Benton:

Planning a communications-related course for the Fall? See how Headlines can help in the classroomhttp://benton.org/headlines/classroom

 

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Nothing to do today? Read the Open Internet comments on the FCC website: http://www.fcc.gov/files/ecfs/14-28/ecfs-files.htm

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Keep a reporter out of jail, for all of our sakes. Take Action with @Roots_Action http://t.co/xGuLnRpuRt

— Catherine Michael (@ICComLib) August 7, 2014

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Vote for: Natural World: Water in the Cloudforest

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/inmotion/voting/

“Many people living in the cloud forest know it’s critical to protect this unique watershed from mining, pesticides, and deforestation. By understanding the water cycle we see how important it is for the land, plants, animals, and insects that depend on it.”

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Studying Disney?  I just updated my research guide with some embedded links to journal articles (use Netpass top access) and a list of Disney music.  Take a look:   https://ithacalibrary.com/sp/subjects/disney

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Communication Monographs, Volume 81, Issue 3, September 2014 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Original Articles 
Enacted Goal Attention in Family Conversations about End-of-life Health Decisions
Allison M. Scott & John P. Caughlin
Pages: 261-284
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.925568

Social Media Research: An Assessment of the Domain’s Productivity and Intellectual Evolution
Wietske van Osch & Constantinos K. Coursaris
Pages: 285-309
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.921720

How Violent Video Games Communicate Violence: A Literature Review and Content Analysis of Moral Disengagement Factors
Tilo Hartmann, K. Maja Krakowiak & Mina Tsay-Vogel
Pages: 310-332
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.922206

Pillow Talk and Cognitive Decision-making Processes: Exploring the Influence of Orgasm and Alcohol on Communication after Sexual Activity
Amanda Denes & Tamara D. Afifi
Pages: 333-358
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.926377

Hurtful Episodes in Parent–Adolescent Relationships: How Accounts and Attributions Contribute to the Difficulty of Talking about Hurt
Rachel M. McLaren & Alan Sillars
Pages: 359-385
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.933244

Predicting Success: Revisiting Assumptions about Family Political Socialization
Hillary C. Shulman & David C. DeAndrea
Pages: 386-406
DOI: 10.1080/03637751.2014.936478

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Take a look:

Lethal Secrecy  Vol. 38, No. 2

State secrecy statutes keep execution information from the public

EDITORIAL

Openness in executions

COVER

Lethal Secrecy

State secrecy statutes keep execution information from the public

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Paying for public access

FOI fees add up for journalists trying to explain government activities

The basics: Using freedom of information laws

A primer for those just starting to use open records laws

SECRET COURTS

Holding out against cameras at the high court

As Justices remain skeptical of camera access, spectators stand in the rain and hope

LIBEL

Rethinking hyperlinking

Linking to source material can help journalists in defamation lawsuits

Anatomy of a Brief: Scholz v. Boston Herald

A detailed look at a recent Reporters Committee amicus brief

CONTENT REGULATION

Baseball fans, podcasts, and the First Amendment

Asked and Answered — FOIA exemption waivers

- See more at: http://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/news-media-law/news-media-and-law-spring-2014#sthash.OIZEqXyw.dpuf

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Here is the site: http://webbyawards.com/winners/2014

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