Wall Street Journal through Factiva

Open http://www.lib.lsu.edu/sp/subjects/databases.php?letter=F in another browser window to work through this tutorial side by side.

Connect to the Factiva database

You can use Factiva to:

  • Research a Topic
  • Browse Current Issues

Click the first Factiva link.  You will begin on the default search page of the database.

It is important to note if you are accessing the database from off-campus, you will be asked to authenticate via MyLSU.

You can access the Library webpage through your MyLSU simply by clicking "Library Resources" on the left hand side and then "LSU Libraries Web Page" from the drop down menu provided.

Researching a Topic

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1. Type your search terms into the free text search box.

2. Use the drop down menu to select the date range.

3. Click on "Source" and begin to type Wall Street Journal into the search box.

  • Auto-complete will suggest options. Make sure to chose the correct edition of WSJ. The second choice will be the United States edition.
  • IF auto-complete does not work in your browser, type Wall Street Journal and hit enter. Scroll through the list and to find "The Wall Street Journal" for the United States edition. You can always pick the edition that needs your searching needs.

4. Click the "Search" button to display the results.

Researching a Topic

2 of 2Understanding Your Search Results

+ The left sidebar gives you ways to filter your search results including by Author, Industries, Keywords, Regions, Subjects, and Date.


+ You can use the drop down menu, above the filters, to sort your results:

  • Most recent first
  • Oldest first
  • Relevance


+ Click on a headline that to read the full article.


+ You have several options to keep a copy of the article

  • Email
  • Format to Print
  • Format to Save
  • Download in RTF
  • Download in PDF


+ Click "Return to Headlines" to go back to the search results page.


Browse Current Issues of the WSJ

Browse the headlines of the past two weeks of WSJ.

From the default searching page:
1. Click on the "News Pages" tab

The WSJ will be the first newspaper.

2. Click on the headline to view the full article

3. Or you can use the pull down menus to select headlines from the last two weeks and headlines from other sections.

In addition, you can view headlines from the following newspapers: New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, and Forbes.

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Research Department Updated 4/15

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