Monday, June 18, 2007

TRIAL: Factiva

We have a trial of Factiva until 12th July 2007.

To access this trial go to Factiva (Requires EZprpxy login off-campus).

Factiva, from Dow Jones, provides essential business news and information. Factiva’s unrivaled collection of more than 10,000 authoritative sources includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and D&B company profiles.

After trying Factiva, please leave a comment.


Martin Wolf said...

I have used Factiva before, exclusively as a source of newspaper content. The breadth of newspaper coverage is huge, and has always been the main thing I recommend it for (never having worked with business / management students, who'd be after the business information). The main problem with it is the clunkiness of the search interface. You really need to know what you're doing to use it, and many users I suspect would get impatient with it. For the newspaper content, though, it's tough to beat.

Lisa Bryce said...

The interface is much improved from previous versions and the presence of The Wall Street Journal and the FT back to the early '80s makes Factiva an extremely useful tool.