Factiva is described as being the world’s leading source of premium news, data and insight. I have decided to share it as I have previously used it as a research tool for last semesters modules and believe it will be useful for the upcoming essay.
Factiva lets you search for a topic and it will find all sources with articles that are all relevant to that topic which have been published in the particular date range you select, this can be form days to years. When searching, you are able to restrict your search to sources from a particular region, industry, publication or even author.
When you search for a topic, you are given a range of statistics and figures regarding how many people were also searching it each week, giving you an insight into when the topic was popular in the news.
Now for the bad news, a subscription to the service costs $399 per month, what a bargain. However, luckily as students of University of Westminster we get free access to the service. To use the service you have to log onto the university library website, and click on ‘online access’, a link to it can be accessed here.
I would highly recommend Factiva, it was very helpful for me when doing essay work and hopefully you all can make use of it too!