Search tips and tutorials for using 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
Words mentioned more than once
Word count greater than
Words in the headline or lead paragraph
Words appear in the same paragraph
Gates same Microsoft
Words appear in the first (n) words of the text
The results list shows the most recent articles first.
Use the drop down box (on the upper left) to sort by relevance.
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.
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.
Use indexing by SUBJECT to identify business news subjects or content types.
Some frequently used subjects::
Subjects that identify the top stories about an industry
Subjects that identify specific content types.