The information on this guide aims to:
Introduce you to the non-intuitive news database – Factiva
Factiva is a current international news database produced by Dow Jones, one of the leading global providers of economic and financial information.
Factiva.com, from Dow Jones, combines over 32,000 sources to give students, faculty, and librarians access to premium content from 200 countries, in 28 languages. Users have access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more.
Select from a huge range of 'Sources'
Search by content type (expand “subject category”) - options to search for: interviews, obituaries etc.
Keyword cloud at bottom of 1st column on the results screen
Once clicked on results you can read the article in the quick reading pane - keywords are highlighted
Use check boxes, then use grey bar to download, or send the articles to an email account
You can download and export: Headline, Article, TOC and Search Summary
Modify search via the top right of results screen - add in further keywords
Takes a while to authenticate - be patient
Indexer of content - but some full text material isn’t available due to academic subscriptions permissions
On site access should be guaranteed, but can be sketchy – always go through databases A-Z to ensure Raven login access
Might struggle with diacritics
Doesn’t include images from news articles
Check coverage dates by expanding options
Alerts option is not advised due to institutional settings
Access to newspapers via Cambridge:
A-Z databases - Select 'newspapers, news sites' from “all database types”