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Your opinions needed! : Factiva trial

Published June 6, 2013 by Mark Bodnar

The SFU Library has just started a trial of the Factiva database. Factiva is a standard business and industry news source in many schools and corporations.  This trial will run until July 20th.

We'd love to have your opinions on this valuable resource!

Factiva trial access (and database details):  http://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/subject-guides/business/factiva-trial

(It's also under "F" in the SFU Library's alphabetical list of databases.)

As you'll see on the information/access page I've set up (link above), the only way we could subscribe to this database would be by cancelling LexisNexis Academic.  As a result, we're looking for feedback on both the usefulness of Factiva and the possibility of losing LexisNexis at the same time.

This is clearly a big decision (we've had LexisNexis for decades).  I'd really appreciate it if you could explore it and let me know what you think.  Feel free to share details on this trial with your classes and colleagues at SFU.  It would be great to get opinions from a wide range of researchers.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Mark

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Never heard of Factiva?

Factiva is a valuable research tool for many disciplines, including political science, media studies, business, technology studies, social science, journalism, and the arts..

This database combines over 35,000 sources from 200 countries, in 26 languages. Users have access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more.

The broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on business issues and current events especially with regard to research requiring current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.

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Mark Bodnar
Business Librarian
mbodnar@sfu.ca
778-782-3044

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