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Factiva: Sample Searches

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Just click on the hyperlink from within your library website.

Search Examples

Home/Simple Search

You are looking for recent articles about the US government shutdown.

  • Type US government shutdown in the box and click the Search button to display the results.

Search Builder

You need to find recent articles about Global warming in the "Energy Weekly News" or "Global Warming Focus" in the past three months.

  • Type global warming in the Free Text Search box.
  • Expand the Source channel. Type Energy Weekly News in the source search box. Click the search arrow.  Select Energy Weekly News from the list. Note: You will now see the source is added to the Source channel.
  • Now type Global Warming Focus in the source search box. Click the search arrow. Select Global Warming Focus from the list. Note: The source is now added to the Source channel and an OR is also added between multiple sources.
  • Select “In the last 3 months” from the Date menu.
  • Click the Search button to display the results. 

Find recent interviews with Barack Obama about the Affordable Care Act

  • Type Barack Obama and affordable care act in the Free Text Search box. 
  • Select the appropriate date range from the Date menu.
  • Expand the Subject Channel.  Search for interview in the search box, or expand Content Types in the list. Select Interview from the list.
  • Click the Search button to display the results.

Find articles about bonuses for executives in the commercial banking industry of the U.K.

  • Expand the Subject channel. Search bonus in the search box. Select Executive Pay from the list.
  • Expand the Industry channel. Search banking in the search box. Select Commercial banking from the list.
  • Expand the Region channel. Expand Europe in the list. Expand Western Europe. Select United Kingdom from the list.
  • Click the Search button to display the results.

You are looking for articles about the Apple iPhone in non-newswire industry sources.

  • Type apple iphone in the Free Text Search box.
  • Expand the Source channel. Select By Industry from the Select Source Category menu. Select Consumer Goods, Technology and Telecommunications from the list.
  • Select By Type from the Select Source Category menu. Find Wires in the list and click it twice so that it appears in the Source channel as NOT Wires. Alternatively, click Wires once to select it and add it to the Source channel. Then click the arrow that appears with the term Wires in the channel to select NOT to change the OR to a NOT.
  • Click the Search button to display the results.

Companies/Markets

You need a current quote for Apple Inc and Motorola Solutions Inc.

  • Select Quotes from the Companies/Markets menu.
  • If you know the Ticker symbol then enter it in the Symbol field. Up to ten symbols may be entered and separated by a comma. For example, in this case enter AAPL, MSI.  Note: If you do not know the Ticker symbol, select the Symbol lookup link to search for the Ticker symbol by company name.
  • Click the Get Quote button to display the most current quote information.

You need financial information for the past five years for Starbucks Corp.

  • Select Company from the Companies/Markets menu.
  • Enter the name of the company, the Ticker symbol, the D&B DUNS number or the Registration ID. (Enter one of the following: Starbucks Corp or SBUX or DUNS: 155366107.)
  • Click the Go button.
  • Select the Financial Results link on the left to display financial data. Note: The statement type menu is available to select various types of reports.