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What is archival research?

Archival research is research that involves searching for and extracting information and evidence from original archives. Archives are historical – non-current – documents, records and other sources relating to the activities and claims of individuals, entities or both. They exist both to preserve historic material of value and to make it available for future use.

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Archives are usually held either by an individual organisation or government body or in some type of repository, such as a library or a database.

Archival research provides information of interest to research professionals across a wide range of fields, including journalists and other media professionals, researchers, historians, genealogists, knowledge managers, legal professionals and more. Given the vast sea of archived material available, archival research is typically more complex and time-consuming than your average online search, but it often yields more reliable results.

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Nexis® is a robust online service for your strategic news and business research. The Nexis® database includes an archive that reaches back more than 40 years, providing results that serve up not just today’s headlines but the whole backstory. This vast, decades-deep archive holds an unparalleled collection of global and local news content and public records that takes your research to the next level.

With Nexis®, you have access at your fingertips to:

40,000 expert-curated news and business sources, including more than 23,000 international newspapers and more than 7,000 trade magazines

600 company and financial sources, including company databases with information on more than 200 million national and international companies

Premium print and web news, as well as select social media sources and blogs

More than 500 executive and biographical sources regulatory and legal content

More than 78 billion public records

300 industry sources

And by getting past those dreaded paywalls, you’ll also have access to valuable gated content. Plus, Nexis® offers powerful indexing and analytics functions to help you organise and interpret your searches and findings.

This array of invaluable archived assets means Nexis® delivers the right research results every time, enabling you to make intelligent, informed, impactful decisions for your business.

What’s more, Nexis is adding to its archive every minute, every hour, every day. The upshot? Nexis is the ultimate news archive – and more.