Friday, January 06, 2006

New Product Announcement--Factiva

Factiva

Hope you guys like this because its pricey :'( . It replaces the Carswell AllNews Product, and will be our main source for current Globe and Mail as well as other newspapers. I hope that Factiva will serve as our main news database, but only time will tell, so give me any comments.

It is a simultaneous user product, we purchased 6 s.u.'s, the same as UBC and UofA, but remember this if you are planning training.

BibServices is working on getting Serials Solutions Records for the catalogue....it appears that the records will only link into the database level and not to the journal title...sigh.

What makes the Factiva content set the best?
Nearly 9,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages, including more than 120 continuously updated newswires. And, more than 900 sources are available on or before the date of publication.

What are Factiva's Top Sources?
Think of a major city in the world, and Factiva has the local coverage you need: The Wall Street Journal; New York Times; USA Today; Singapore's Straits Times; The Australian; Hong Kong's South China Morning Post; India's Economic Times; The Times of London; Le Monde; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Pakistan's Business Recorder; Japan's Nikkei Weekly and Nikkei Report; Indonesia's Jakarta Post; Thailand's Bangkok Post.

What key newswires does Factiva offer?
More than 120 continuously updating newswires, including the exclusive combination of Dow Jones, Reuters, and The Associated Press. Factiva offers more than 500 wires, including Asia Pulse, Dow Jones-VWD, Agence France Presse, Agencia EFE and other industry, press release, and local newswires.

What key newspapers does Factiva offer?
Same-day and archival coverage of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Financial Times, Les Echos, South China Morning Post, Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, Straits Times, Yomiuri Shimbun, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Irish Times and local newspapers from every corner of the globe.

What key television and radio transcripts does Factiva offer?
BBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, NPR, and more.

What key magazines does Factiva offer?
General business and industry must-read publications like The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, Finanz & Wirtschaft, Satellite News, BusinessWeek, Focus, L'Express, The Bulletin, Far Eastern Economic Review and more.

What other content is available through Factiva?
Pictures from Reuters and Knight-Ridder, company reports, historical market data, and Web content � all surfaced alongside regular publications in a single search.

1 comment:

glennfan said...

Welcome to Factiva! Hopefully you find it to be a useful tool. We do strive to make it a very powerful resource.