Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff.
- Factiva will automatically timeout after 20 minutes of browser inactivity.
- This default is set by the database provider and cannot be changed. To prevent unintentional logouts, make sure you click somewhere in the browser to keep your session active or save/email document(s) to read off-line.
- To disconnect from Factiva, click the gear icon in the upper right corner and select LOGOUT. This will allow another user to access the database immediately.
- The Library's academic subscription to Factiva does not provide complete access to all of Factiva's features or sources.
- Academic users cannot create individual accounts in Factiva. As such, Saved Searches, Alerts, Newsletters and other features that rely on individual accounts do not work.
- Some sources in Factiva are not available to academic users due to licensing restrictions. Excluded sources (e.g., Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde) will generate the following error message: "No search results. This may be due to content restrictions on your academic account."
- The News Pages feature was removed from Factiva at the end of January 2022. Similar functionality is now available on the Factiva Home tab.
A multi-disciplinary database that provides access to current and archived news, business and company information worldwide. The database contains content from more than 30,000 sources from 200 countries in 32 languages. It includes:
- international newspapers, with same-day and archival coverage (e.g., Financial Times [current month embargoed], The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal , etc.)
- newswires and press release wires (e.g. Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters, Dow Jones, etc. )
- television and radio transcripts along with audio and video coverage (e.g., BBC, CNN, NPR, etc.)
- major news and business information websites, blogs and message boards
- magazines, journals and trade publications (e.g., The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, etc.)
- company profiles, worldwide coverage, most are publicly traded
- photographs from Associated Press (AP), Reuters, Tribune, and other image sources