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Factiva provides full-text news articles and business information. From the Search tab, use the Free Text search box to explore an archive of over 50 years of news and other sources. 

From the News Pages tab, you can browse current issues of major newspapers and business magazines from around the world.

From the Companies/Markets tab, you can research competitors, suppliers, customers, and partners through market data, interactive charts, financial statements, and more for individual companies or industries. Data includes current and historical pricing on a variety of financial instruments like stocks, funds, currencies, and market indexes.

Sources of data include:

  • Almost 700 newswires, including more than 400 that update continuously
  • More than 3,500 newspapers, with same-day and archival coverage
  • More than 4,200 journals and magazines
  • Television and radio transcripts along with audio and video coverage
  • 25 million company profiles as well as snapshots for over 31,000 public companies, which include news, reports, charts and financial data.
  • Over 10,000 pictures added weekly from Reuters, McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service, Fairfax Media, and Yonhap Photoservice
  • Over 14,000 websites and 7,000 blogs chosen by professional editors for relevant and timely business and news content

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News sources 1979-present; financial data 1960s-present.


September 13, 2010


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