Factiva's business information includes Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, plus more than 8,000 other sources from around the world. These sources provide current news, historical articles, local-language articles, market research and investment analyst reports and stock quotes.
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Source Lists/News Pages
for company, currency, bonds, indices and funds
Searching by basic text inputting
Search field tag suggestions:
The following field tags originated in an earlier version of Factiva but still function well. The codes listed here will not match codes used in the Intelligent Indexing search mechanism. Both methods provide valid results.
hl=headline group (section, column and headline)
hlp=headline/lead paragraph group
se=section e.g. se=business
td=text of document
sc=source code e.g. sc=glob (Globe & Mail), sc=nytf (New York Times), sc=j (Wall Street Journal), sc=tor (toronto star),
sc=finp (National Post/Financial Post), sc=cnbz (Canadian Business)
Factiva term connectors (operators) and truncation symbols
USE "..." to retrieve a specific phrase using AND
"peas and carrots"
USE "..." to retrieve a pecific phrase
"not for profit"
table adj2 tennis
Nokia w/3 digital
Article is :
wc>100 greater than 100 words in length
wc<5000 less than 5000 words in length
music near5 Beethoven
tobacco same nicotine
terms must appear in text
n may be 1-50
hospital$1 retrieves hospital and hospitals
labo*retrieves labor, labour, laboratory
? - single wildcard character
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Specify fields within which to search:
Please check the "select date" area presented as part of the search screen.
Publications on Factiva
Click on the Factiva Source option listed in the left column; type in desired source name (e.g Globe) or make a selection from the drop down menu entitled My Source Lists
Time Out/Tracking/Saved Searches/Source Lists/News pages
There is a time-out feature on the Factiva database. After a period of inactivity (approx. 10 - 15 minutes) you will automatically be LOGGED OFF and all search results and markings will be lost.
Tracking is NOT available in the Academic version of Factiva.
It is possible to Save Searches, create Source Lists or modify News Pages. However, these lists are accessible to anyone and can be edited or deleted at will by other individuals. Please do not rely on these tools.
Factiva's Intelligent Indexing appears on the initial search screen. To use the indexes, simply chose one of the categories listed across the top and down the left column. (ex. Industry) Then click Industry Lookup which appears in the green bar at the top of the screen. If you aren't sure which index to use, simply click the Look Up option and it will search all the indexes for you. Enter your search term in the text field. To select a search term, click the that appears to the right of the entry. The search term appears in the Free Text search box towards the bottom of the screen. Use the connectors AND, OR, NOT etc between terms When you are done, click the Run Search button.
There are two display modes available in Factiva. The first displays all citations on a single screen. To view the full text, click the title and it replaces the citation list on the screen. This is the NO FRAMES mode. Alternatively, to view the list of citations on the left side of the screen, with full text appearing in a column on the right choose FRAMES. The button to toggle between these two displays is located just above the results list in the top right column. (No Frames/Frames)
Mark the items you wish to export by clicking the box next to the title.
Proceed to the exporting method of your choice.
After all marking preferences have been completed, click on the EYE icon to view the articles. Then click on the "disk" icon to save items or on the print icon to print the items or to e-mail the items.
News Page allows you to access the key news content areas of Factiva from one screen.
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Company searching on Factiva using Company , Charting or Quotes does not provide indepth statistical information but does provide a more than adequate capsule overview of the company. Factiva provides 2-3 years worth of financial statistics from the Company Quick Search screen. Access the Database
When searching non-American companies, search by name rather than symbol.
Variety of Report Display Options Available in Factiva
Comparison report (partial)- Company vs industry
Quotes for company, currency, bonds, indices and funds
Note: Information is not indepth.