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Finding news feb 2011

  1. 1. Finding News Jane Marshall [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>The value of news to researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Dow Jones Factiva </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Research support and training </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Today we will cover..
  3. 3. What is the value of news? <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed perspective on issues, events, well known figures </li></ul><ul><li>Regional, national and international perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Places events and issues in a social and cultural context </li></ul><ul><li>Historical news </li></ul><ul><li>Often the only source with first hand accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Unique, making difficult to access information accessible, convenient </li></ul><ul><li>Current and breaking news </li></ul><ul><li>Events as they unfold/shape history </li></ul><ul><li>Timeliness and relevance for project and research work </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking news in research and development </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is the value of news? <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><li>Timely – instant reaction to/analysis of events </li></ul><ul><li>Vast amount of material - more likely that you will find something on your research topic </li></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Shorter and less well researched than journal articles – many will not be subject to quality control processes/peer review </li></ul><ul><li>May often be biased/written with an agenda e.g editorials, features </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. Historical news sources <ul><li>Examples of the Library’s archival news sources: </li></ul><ul><li>Guardian (1821-2003) and Observer (1791-2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Guardian/Observer Archive (1998-) </li></ul><ul><li>Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Database of Russian Newspapers (1802-) </li></ul><ul><li>NEW! Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2006 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current news sources <ul><li>Access World News – US-based international news </li></ul><ul><li>Factiva </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 7. Introducing Factiva <ul><li>Over 28,000 sources from </li></ul><ul><li>More than 200 countries in </li></ul><ul><li>23 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Includes nearly 600 continuously updated newswires and has </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2,300 sources available on or before the date of publication </li></ul>
  8. 8. Factiva content <ul><li>Updated newswires from major global providers (e.g.Reuters, Agence </li></ul><ul><li> France etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Same day and archival coverage, full text articles from major national </li></ul><ul><li>and regional newspapers (e.g. New York Times , Les Echoes, FT etc.) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Articles from major news and business publications (e.g. The Economist, </li></ul><ul><li>Business Week, Fortune etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Articles/features from variety of trade magazines, covering cross- section of industrial sectors (e.g. banking, energy, aerospace etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Articles from general interest magazines (e.g. Time, Vogue etc.) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other content, e.g. company reports, historical market data etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What can Factiva do? <ul><li>Search for local, national or global news stories, on either daily basis, or by selecting a particular date </li></ul><ul><li>Search for stories from specific news source e.g. The Times </li></ul><ul><li>Search for news stories by subject (e.g. environment ) or industry (e.g. retail, leisure/arts ) - Factiva contains over 600 different subject terms, to help build </li></ul><ul><li>your searches for the best results </li></ul><ul><li>Search for stories published in over 20 different languages. </li></ul><ul><li>Browse the latest headlines from a selected country’s newspapers. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. Finding the Library’s electronic news sources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Search Resources: Databases A-Z </li></ul><ul><li>Choose F then click link to Factiva </li></ul><ul><li>Details of special username and password are here: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. In summary <ul><li>Historical news sources: available from a range of the Library’s electronic collections </li></ul><ul><li>Current news: the Library’s leading news content database is Factiva </li></ul>
  12. 12. More help needed? <ul><li>Guides provided by Factiva are available from the Factiva login page, </li></ul><ul><li>click on F: </li></ul><ul><li>Check sources at </li></ul><ul><li>One to one assistance is available from your Library staff: </li></ul><ul><li>Main Library: Blue Ground Information Desk x53751 </li></ul><ul><li>MBS Library Service: [email_address] x56507 </li></ul>