search by key words
Posted: 26 October 2013 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]
Total Posts:  22
Joined  2013-01-15

Hi, everyone

for those of you who have used keyword search in databases such as factiva or other text databases, could you share

- how do I get started
- what software/program is available for doing this?

thanks a lot,


Posted: 26 October 2013 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Total Posts:  901
Joined  2011-09-19

hi Rochelle,

I take it you have access to Factiva (through the library?). As far as I know, Factiva can only be searched by hand (not scripts), and results can be downloaded in batches of 100 (manually).
Every now and then a ‘Captcha’ appears to make sure no script is running. I have heard of a case where a researcher still managed to run a script, and his institution received a large invoice (violated the terms of use).

Hope this helps (a little),



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