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Factiva User Guide: Home

A guide dedicated to navigating and searching the Factiva news database.
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2022 3:34 PM

Factiva is a powFactiva logoerful database that provides access to over 32,000 sources from 200 countries, in 28 languages. With Factiva, researchers can search daily newspapers, magazines, journals, newswires, and trade publications, and it is especially useful when researching current information on companies, industries and financial markets.

Frequently requested publications include the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), New York Times, and Buffalo Business First.  ​

Accessing Factiva

Access Factiva through UB Libraries at

Off-campus access requires your UBIT name and password.

Newsstand - Current News

On the Factiva homepage, use the Newsstand to browse the last two weeks of front pages of major publications and navigate to major topics or sections within a specific publication. The drop downs under each newspaper title allow for quick navigation to specific sections and/or past dates.

Sources included in Newsstand: The Wall Street Journal | The New York Times | The Washington Post | USA Today | The Atlanta Journal - Constitution | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Barron's | Forbes



Research tip: the newsstand search at the top will search within the current Newsstand selection for the past three months. This search will NOT search all of Factiva or historic articles within that publication.


Searching in Factiva

To perform a search in Factiva, go to Search in the menu, then select Search Builder.

factiva search builder screenshot


For detailed instructions on searching in Factiva, see the Searching tab of this guide.


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