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Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th – 21st centuries: Factiva user guide

A guide to historical and current newspapers and news sources, covering the 17th to 21st centuries. Includes searching tips, outline common problems and lists key resources available to Oxford scholars.

Searching Factiva

Searching the whole database:

1. You must click on Search or Search Builder. The SOLO link defaults to this.
2. You can then enter your search terms using Free Text Search. For better results, select Search Form on the left.
3. Enter your search terms in the field(s).
4. Choose a date range (default is last 3 months)
5. Click Search button on the right.

Searching within a specific publication:

1. Click Source on the left. This will load all available publications in alphabetical order.
2. Click on the relevant letter, then on the relevant title. Your chosen title will appear in an orange box at the top of the list.
3. Click on All Publications and All Web News and select the option to remove these.
4. Enter your search terms in the field above. You have to do this to generate any results.