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Sharpen Your Searching Skills Using Factiva

Factiva, a joint venture of Dow Jones and Reuters, is a vast archive of the world's most important publications, reports, and news, focusing on business. The Rutgers University Libraries' subscription includes the full text of 8,000 leading business newspapers, magazines, trade journals, newsletters, and television and radio transcripts. Factiva also offers a current awareness service that delivers relevant news based on tracking statements set up by each user, a news page that enables browsing of more than eighty of the world's most influential magazines and newspapers, and summaries of full-text business, market research, company screening and investment analysts reports.

Tonya Heyboer, a professional trainer from Dow Jones, will lead workshops on how to use this resource most effectively. These free workshops will be held:

     Tuesday October 14, 2003
     2:00 - 3:30 pm
     Paul Robeson Library
     Electronic Classroom, lower level

     Thursday October 16, 2003
     10:00 - 11:30 am OR 1:30 - 3:00 pm
     Archibald S. Alexander Library, College Ave. Campus
     Information Handling Laboratory, Scholarly Communications Center, 4th floor

     Wednesday October 15, 2003
     2:30 - 4:00 pm
     John Cotton Dana Library
     Electronic Classroom, lower level

Seating is limited and a minimum of 20 attendees is requested for each session. To register, please call Libraries Administration at 732/932-7505 or send email to

Users may access Factiva from the front page of the Libraries website ( through Library Catalog or from the Indexes and Databases Web page.

Posted August 28, 2003