Please check out the new trial "Access World News" and leave comments on the blog.
Helen Clarke wrote: Our trial on this product is part of our search for a replacement for Factiva as our key source of current events/news sources, we will also be testing Academic Universe (now with Globe and Mail).
So take a look and leave any comments. Also if you have faculty that you think are interested in this type of product and/or use Factiva, let them know about the trial.
Justine Wheeler wrote: Hi Helen,
We use Factiva quite heavily in the Business Library. Why are looking to replace it?
We want something that can support direct links to the journal/newspaper from the catalogue/A-Z list.
As well, feedback from staff is that Factiva is a truly deeply ugly interface and we'd like something a bit easier for folks to use.
However, Factiva does have significantly more sources than either Academic Universe or WorldNews, the other main options.
Personally, I think we will go with Academic Universe, which has the Globe and Mail and supports direct links, but Access WorldNews is the third main contender and worth a whirl.