Library Database Spotlight: Factiva

By Mary A Erwin, Business & Management Librarian

Factiva provides access to current international news and content from 200 countries in 26 languages…and so much more!  The database is produced by Dow Jones, a major supplier of economic and financial information.  It is accessible from the library’s Articles / Database page.

In Factiva, use the Companies/Markets tab to search for US and international companies.  Once you find your company, you may easily link to news and key developments, peer comparisons, and five-years of public company financials.  In addition to balance sheets, cash flow, and income statements, you may also find key company ratios and geographic and business segment data.  These charts will help place the company in its international context.


From the company’s Snapshot menu, click the Reports link to build a custom report or find analysis of the company’s financial health or industry average & ratio reports that compare your company to the industry and sector in which it operates.

Need an overview of an Industry with peer comparisons and analysis, or a 3-month daily price Quote or a Market Data Chart? Create it using the builders found on the Companies/Markets tab.

As always, our friendly librarians are ready to help.  Contact us at Ask a Librarian, linked from the library homepage:


Mary A Erwin is the Business & Management Librarian at Webster University Library.