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POLI 76: The Obama Presidency: Journal articles, newspapers and magazines

Topic Formation databases

Major Databases


Factiva and Nexis Uni

What is Factiva?

Factiva is an archive of over 32,000 major global newspapers, newswires, industry publications, magazines, reports and other sources. Although its focus is business news, it can be used to locate information on a variety of topics, including politics, current events, trends and government data. 

  • Search: Search the full text of 14,000 leading business newspapers, magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and television and radio transcripts, including: 
    • National, international and regional newspapers - (e.g. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Times, El Pais, The Financial Times, The Guardian)
    • Magazines, journals and trade publications (e.g., Forbes, Newsweek, The Economist)
    • Newswires (e.g., AFP, Reuters, Dow Jones)
    • TV and radio podcasts (e.g., BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC)
  • News Pages: Browse the headlines, text and sections of major magazines and newspapers worldwide. 
  • Companies/Markets: Find company profiles, news articles and press releases, corporate financials, and current and historical equity stock quotes and market indices.​
    • NOTE: A small percentage of sources as well as the Alerts feature are not available to academic libraries.
    • Rutgers is limited to 100 simultaneous users of this database.

What can you do with Factiva?

  • Get stock quotes
  • Track political news
  • Find company profiles
  • Locate country information 
  • Curate data for a SWOT analysis 
  • Read editorials from major news sources
  • Obtain industry-specific data from trade publications 
  • Access full text articles from The Wall Street Journal & The New York Times

What is Nexis Uni?

Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources with an interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

Tips for searching:

  1. Select advanced search

  2. Choose News tab

  3. Add keywords/topics in search box and search

  4. To further refine after search, select sources limiter at left, scroll for specific publication titles