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Factiva: Home

This is a guide on how to use Factiva.

Boston College Subscription

Boston College has an academic subscription to Factiva.  Years of coverage for publications varies by title, with the Wall Street Journal full text coverage back to 1984 and abstract coverage back to 1979.

Embargoed Titles

Our academic subscription to Factiva doesn't allow access to all the content listed in the Source index. Occasionally you will do a search and receive a message -- "No results. This may be due to content restrictions."  Common titles of interest that are unavailable include the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times

To see a list of titles unavailable to academic customers:
1.Log into Factiva
2.Click on Search, then Search Builder
3.Click the arrow next to "Look Up".
4 Uncheck the box marked Search Source Name/Alias only
5.Type rst=tbas into the the box for Find a Source.
6.Click the arrow next to the box to run the title search.

 

 

Sources

FACTIVA has more than 28,500 sources from more than 200 countries in 25 languages, including nearly 600 continuously updated newswires. More than 2,300 sources are available on or before the date of publication.

Key Sources


What key newswires does Factiva offer?
Nearly 600 continuously updating newswires, including the exclusive combination of Dow Jones, Reuters and The Associated Press. Includes more than 900 wires, including the Press Association, Asia Pulse, Agence France Presse, Agencia EFE, the Australian Associated Press, ANSA, and other industry, press release and local newswires.

What key newspapers does Factiva offer?
Same-day and archival coverage of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, the Times, the Guardian, Les Echos, South China Morning Post, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Straits Times, Yomiuri Shimbun, The Irish Times and local newspapers from every corner of the globe.

What key television and radio transcripts does Factiva offer?
BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, NPR, ABC (Australia), CTV, Deutsche Welle and more.

Reference Librarian

Sonia Ensins
Contact:
O'Neill Library

Boston College

617/552-2414

sonia.ensins@bc.edu