Factiva – searching for a specific article

Factiva tutorial – resources such as AllAfrica can be accessed via Factiva (further details available from the issue desk)

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Factiva is a  business and news database of over 8,000 publications. Sources date from 1969 onwards and include full-text of many national and regional newspapers. Here is a quick guide on how to search for a specific article on this platform.

Example article: Salt, J. and Clarke, J. 2005. Migration matters. Prospect Magazine.

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The search term in this case is “migration matters”.

Note that the default date range is usually set to “30 days” . You can change this to “all dates” using the dropdown list.

You can also choose the exact source you want to search by clicking on the blue triangle next to Source, which brings up a new search box. In this case you want to search the “Prospect Magazine”.

Finally, we suggest using the search button at the bottom right hand of the screen in order to see the full range of results. The…

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