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Search Free Text

Free text search example in Factiva

Use "and" to connect two or more concepts.

Italy and debt crisis

Connect synonyms with "or" and enclose them in parentheses.

Microsoft and (merge* or acquis* or acquir* or sale)

Truncate words with an asterisk.

Use merg* for merger, mergers, merging, merged

Link words in order with w/n

Hillary w/2 Clinton

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Words mentioned more than once

atleast3 Microsoft



Word count greater than



Words in the headline or lead paragraph

hlp= Microsoft



Words appear in the same paragraph

Gates same Microsoft



Words appear in the first (n) words of the text



Sort Your Results

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Use the drop down box (on the upper left) to sort by relevance.

Search Blogs and Websites

Factiva includes articles from selected blogs and websites that feature news on companies, industries, trade associations and the government. Content from many of these sites are updated continuously throughout the day.

Search with Indexing

Factiva Index Search

Construct your search with one or more indexes.

Use the Source Lookup to select news from the Wall Street Journal.

Use the Company Lookup to select a company or companies.

Repeat for Subject, Industry, and/or Region.

All terms highlighted in yellow are your search terms.

Articles with assigned indexing will have substantial content about that company, subject, industry or region.

Subject Search

Use indexing by SUBJECT to identify business news subjects  or content types.

Some frequently used subjects::

  •  Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers
  •  Management Issues           
  •  Earnings Projections
  • Financial Performance                              
  •  Market Share
  •  Funding/Capital                                        
  •  Plans/Strategy
  •  Initial Public Offerings

Subjects that identify the top stories about an industry

  • Industry Profile
  • WSJ Pro Industry Collection
  • Suggested Reading - Industry News

Subjects that identify specific content types.

  • Chronology
  • Economic Predictions/Forecasts
  • Editorials
  • Interviews
  • Page-One Stories
  • People Profiles
  • Press Releases
  • Rankings
  • Statistics
  • Surveys/Polls
  • Transcripts


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