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May 8, 2016

ExpertAccess – LexisNexis access for Freelancers

Finally! LexisNexis for freelancers at an affordable rate If you need LexisNexis, you are not alone. It’s a vital resource for journalists, but most can’t afford it. Paying $80 a month or ...

By Brad Hamilton
April 21, 2016

Nexis vs Open Web: You get what you pay for

• Business professionals have come to rely on search engines and free “news alerts” services to monitor news coverage about their company, industry, and competitors • The truth is that search ...

By Brad Hamilton
April 17, 2016

Nexis Webinar: Get results with pinpoint accuracy

If you would like to learn more about Nexis and how it can help you better prepare your pitch and subject matter expertise, please join us on our Nexis Webinar. Nexis gives you results with pinpoint ...

By Maureen Spadoto
April 16, 2016

The Power of Nexis: Nexis Video

Nexis Video – the trusted news and business source for Big Media and Fortune 500. Our premium collection of news sources has been expertly curated to ensure you get real, relevant news all in on...

By Brad Hamilton

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PLEASE NOTE: Though this package doesn’t include Public Records or Court filings, it does have a massive contact database and numerous legal trade journals. For information on how to access these, please email us. It’s all there, you just need to know how to find it!

Why LexisNexis Beats the Web

Free online search engines miss or don’t have access to many of the best, most reliable sources — vital material for generating story ideas and completing assignments.

  • LexisNexis is the industry standard for accurate, reliable research information and it is used by every top media outlet across the globe.
  • You get access to blocked, costly or hard-to-find content, including top magazines, international journals, broadcast transcripts, industry publications, local newspapers, government documents, academic studies and social media.
  • LexisNexis is curated and vetted, protecting you from questionable, dated or spoofed material.

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About Us – ExpertAccess Team

ExpertAccess is a membership group dedicated to providing freelancers with the tools they need to succeed and the expertise to use them. LexisNexis has authorized us to exclusively offer its products for the lowest prices available anywhere.

Brad Hamilton (brad@expertaccess.org) is editor in chief of the The Hatch Institute. Contact him to ask general questions, set up training sessions or brainstorm story ideas.

Contact Amy McCloskey (amy@expertaccess.org) about administrative questions or assistance in setting up sessions with Brad Hamilton or LexisNexis.

How this deal came about

Hi. I’m Brad Hamilton, former investigations editor at the New York Post and lifelong freelancer. In my job as head of the Contently Foundation, I found that contributors couldn’t get LexisNexis – it was too expensive and not set up for their needs. Would the company be open to a discount just for them? Yes! They agreed to drop their price to $26 per month (paid annually) – the lowest ever. I agreed to help journalists learn how to make the most of this amazing service, the industry standard for research. But it’s a limited-time offer.

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