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Business Law: NexisUni Guide for Business Law

A guide for Business Law students at Moorpark College

Discover Topics Pages (Business, Criminal Justice, Political Science)

The Business Topics Page allows you to run subject specific searches within Nexis Uni in addition to creating a company dossier, searching for company information, viewing recent business news, featured publications, recent Supreme Court opinions, recent law review articles, and recent business blog posts.Business follow key topics image

Search for All Contents in NexisUni

To search all contents in Nexis Uni, use the top search box on the Nexis Uni Homepage.

  1. Enter your subject terms, party name or citation into the main search box. It is not necessary for the citation to be exact. The word wheel appears with suggestions. You may need to change the default date in the drop-down menu from Previous 2 Years to All Available Dates. Example: Friedman v Southern California Permanente Medical Group 2002. 

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  1. Once you run a search, use the filters/limiters on the left to narrow down your results set to the most relevant documents. You may limit to News, Law Reviews and journals, Cases, Statutes and Legislation, Company & Financial, etc. You may also limit by Date, Search within Results and other filters. 
  2. You may also limit your results to a specific publication type. Click the Publication Type filter on the left menu and select from the list (newspapers, magazines & journals, newswires & press releases, Weblinks, Video, Audio, etc.). You may use one or multiple by clicking the "Select Multiple." 

Find Law Reviews Using the Guided Search

  1. At the Nexis Uni home page, Go to the Guided Search boxes.
  2. Choose Law Reviews in the What are you interested in? box.
  3. Type your keywords or subject terms in the Search in all Law Reviews for box.
  4. Choose the date or dates you want to search in from the Choose Date Range drop-down list.
  5. Click Search

Find Cases Using the Guided Search

  1. From the Nexis Uni home page, go the Guided Search boxes.
  2. Choose cases in the What are you interested in? box.
  3. Select Federal or State.
  4. Type your search terms in the Search in all Cases for.
  5. Choose the time frame you want to search in from the All Dates drop-down list.
  6. Click Search. 

Results Page

Once you run a search, a list of results is displayed on the results page. The left menu displays the various categories with the number of results within each category. Clicking on a specific category on the left menu will bring up results within that category. If you click on Law Reviews and Journals as an example, the results will change and will display documents available in Law Reviews and Journals. 
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Sorting the Results List:

Results are ranked by relevance by default. You may change the sorting by clicking on the Relevance drop down menu located at the top right of the results list. You may change the Sort By to document title (A-Z), document title (Z-A), date (newest-oldest), or date (oldest-newest). 

Printing, Emailing, Downloading & Saving:

Use the tools located at the top of the results list to print, email, download, send to Google Drive, send to OneDrive, create a printer friendly view, or save the results into a folder (must have an account). 

Find California Cases/Topics Using the Guided Search

  1. From the Nexis Uni home page, go the Guided Search boxes.
  2. Choose cases in the What are you interested in? box.
  3. Select State and type California.
  4. Type your subject/search terms in the Search in all Cases for.
  5. Choose the time frame you want to search in from the All Dates drop-down list.
  6. Click Search

Find Federal Statutes Using the Guided Search

  1. From the Nexis Uni home page, go the Guided Search boxes.
  2. Choose cases in the What are you interested in? box.
  3. Select Federal.
  4. Type your subject / search terms in the Search in all Cases for.
  5. Choose the time frame you want to search in from the All Dates drop-down list.
  6. Click Search.