Using Search Builder (Menu Search/ Search Builder), you can create narrow searches by combining keywords.
1. Free text search
Type your search terms using boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) or proximity operators.
For help and examples on how to use the various commands click on the link of examples
3. Choose the date
You can select a predefined date range or enter specific dates.
4. More Options
Search for free text terms in:
Allows you to select where your terms can be found.
Exclude: to remove some type of content.
5. Dow Jones Intelligent IndexingTM
With Search builder you can make full use of Dow Jones Intelligent IndexingTM.
Factiva offers eight indexes which can be used independently or together. Browse
Just click on a term to select it. You can combine terms with AND, OR (click on the operator to toggle it) or NOT (double click on term)
Alternatively you can use the search box in Sources, Authors, Companies, Subject,Industries and Regions.
Tip: To retrieve a specific source on a given date (for example a newspaper).
First select the date range
In the Source index, either browse or search for the source you are interested in and click on the blue arrow next to the source name in order to get the code populated in the search box.
The following code will appear in the search box: rst=echos
Click in Search.
Note: not all sources are available to Academic accounts. If you receive 0 results for any given Source search, it is likely that the source is not available to you.
In compliance with publisher agreements, each publication will have a specific coverage range and either all articles, a selection of articles, the entire article or an abstract will be indexed.
To find out which applies to any given source, enter the source name in the index and clic on the (i) icon. A new window will open with the source information.
6. Search form
The search form allows you to use the free text search without having to enter the boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) while still being about to make the most of the the Dow Jones Intelligent IndexingTM.