University of Texas at Arlington

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)

LexisNexis Academic has transitioned to Nexis Uni (please see feature comparison here). While the transition has gone live, there have been some issues with accessing the site. Users may see the following security warnings on their respective browsers due to a security certificate update that needs to be made by LexisNexis.

Google Chrome Security Warning
Google Chrome Security Warning

Mozilla Firefox Security Warning
Mozilla Firefox Security Warning

Internet Explorer Security Warning
Internet Explorer Security Warning

The Nexis Uni website is safe and the warning can be bypassed by adding Nexis Uni as a "Trusted Site." Please see the following instructions to add Nexis Uni as a "Trusted Site."
Note: Depending on your operating system and version of browser, your interface may appear slightly different than what is shown in the screenshots. However, the steps remain the same.

Internet Explorer 7, 8 & 9

  1. Go to Tools (or Gear symbol) > Internet Options > Security.
  2. Click the Trusted Sites icon, then click Sites.

    IE Security Options

  3. Enter the URL of your Trusted Site (, then click Add.

    IE Trusted Sites

  4. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the 3 horizontal lines/3 vertical dots icon on the far right of the Address bar.
  2. Click on Settings, scroll to the bottom and click the Show Advanced Settings link.
  3. Click on Change proxy settings (Open proxy settings under System).
  4. Click the Security tab > Trusted Sites icon, then click Sites.
  5. Enter the URL of your Trusted Site (, then click Add.
  6. Click Close > OK.


For Firefox, there are several different areas to add a trusted site (referred to as "Exceptions"), depending on what functionalities you want to allow the site to do or prevent the site from doing.

  1. From the Firefox menu, go to Tools > Options ....
  2. Under Content, you can choose to add Exceptions to:
    • Block pop-up windows - click Exceptions... and add URLs for the sites where you want to allow pop-ups
    • Load images automatically click Exceptions... enter the URL of the site and choose to either Allow or Block the site from loading images automatically.
    • Enable JavaScript - click Exceptions... and add URLs for the sites where you want to allow JavaScript

      FF Content Exceptions

  3. Under Privacy, if you want to allow cookies from most sites, click on clear all current history to open the Clear Recent History window, where you can select to Accept cookies from sites, but then enter some Exceptions to prevent cookies from specific sites.

    FF PrivacyExceptions

  4. Under Security, if you have the "Warn me when sites try to install add-ons" box checked, you can override this warning for certain sites by clicking Exceptions.

    FF Security Exceptions

    In the Exceptions... dialog box, enter the web site URL in the Address of web site: field, then click Allow.

  5. Under Advanced, click the Network tab. There is a checkbox labeled Tell me when a website asks to store data for offline use. Here you can add Exceptions that would override this rule.