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Searching Financial Times for company news stories

A couple of students reported problems searching for company news stories that have appeared in the Financial Times.

The University of Manchester Library has several options for searching Financial Times (FT) stories:

Factiva from Dow Jones covers a wide range of business news sources so it is a great choice if you want to extend your search to include other sources.

Example search:

Factiva searching Ford news in FT (click to expand)

Factiva searching Ford news in FT (click to expand)

  1. Find and select source Financial Times (Available to Academic Subscribers only)
  2. Find and select company Ford Motor Company 
  3. Select Date All Dates
  4. Additional search text – strateg* and wc>500 [optional – see Factiva – more search options (July 2010)]
  5. Search and browse your results, refine search parameters as necessary

Further useful Factiva tips

ABI Inform from ProQuest  is one of the most comprehensive business databases providing access to academic journal articles, trade journal articles as well as the Financial Times.

ABI Inform - Ford news in FT (click to expand)

ABI Inform – Ford news in FT (click to expand)

Example search:

  1. Select Publications and then search for Financial Times
  2. Select Financial Times and scroll down to search within this publication
  3. Try search “ford strategy” – 2528 search results on 29 November 2013
  4. Browse the results – sort results by relevance means headlines including ford and strategy are at the top of the results – refine search as needed

Previous post – A new look for ABI Inform (July 2011)

The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers news stories as they appeared in the paper. Every item ever printed in the daily business newspaper, from 1888-2009, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page.

 

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