Finding Newspaper Articles in Factiva

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Finding Newspaper Articles in Factiva

  1. 1. 1La Trobe University Finding Newspaper Articles Use these slides to learn how to:  Find newspaper articles  Use Factiva  Search for a particular article  Search for articles by topic  Find more information Photo: by ThinkStock http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/companies/backs-against-the-paywall-for- newspapers-industry/story-fndgp8b1-1226533279765 CC BY 3.0 AU http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/
  2. 2. 2La Trobe University How to find newspaper articles 1. From the Library homepage click on Databases 2. Select ‘F’ for Factiva 3. Click on Factiva Login with your University username and password Use the database Factiva through the Library website to search for newspaper articles.
  3. 3. 3La Trobe University Using Factiva 1. Major Australian newspapers are the default sources. To change this, open the drop-down arrow next to Group 2. You can choose a particular Australian newspaper by clicking on Australia/Oceania and opening the options until you see newspaper titles to choose from. Or you can choose a different country’s newspapers. 3. Check the default date range and change to All Dates to search for older articles. 4. The default search scans the whole article. If you find too many results, change the default search field option to Headline and Lead Paragraph under the More Options link.
  4. 4. 4La Trobe University Search for a particular article 1. Type the title of the article into the search box 2. Change the date range if you need to 3. Click Search 4. On the results page, select the title to display the full text article 5. To email, print or save the article, click on the appropriate icon
  5. 5. 5La Trobe University Search for any article 1. Type in your search terms. In the example "food production" and "global market" are in "quotes" so that the words will be searched together. Australia* has the asterisk * symbol to find alternate endings of the word, i.e. Australian, Australia's 2. Change the date range to All Dates 3. Click Search 4. Results will display as most recent first. Click on the title to view the full text of the article.
  6. 6. 6La Trobe University Need more information?  Online videos (linking to YouTube): • Using the Factiva Database – Company Information Search • Using the Factiva Database – Topic Search  How to search – see the Business and Management Library Skills Module http://latrobe.libguides.com/content.php?pid=184702&sid=1611449  Other Australian news sources – see the online Library Guide about Newspaper Articles http://latrobe.libguides.com/content.php?pid=25880&sid=186794  Referencing – see the Academic Referencing Tool for examples of how to reference your sources using the Harvard Referencing Style http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/help/style-guides.php

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