Press Releases (Newswires) Sources

Sources

NexisUni and Factiva include newswires from the US and worldwide. Popular U.S. newswires available in both are PR Newswire, Business Wire, GlobeNewswire, and Associated Press (AP) Newswires.

How to choose between Factiva and NexisUni:

  • You can create saved searches and email alerts in Nexis Uni, but not in Factiva.
  • You might find one of the sources works better for your search than the other because they have slightly different search features and cover different sources (although there is a lot of overlap).

Note: Scraping either source is not permitted. Contact us to discuss bulk access to the underlying textual data.

Factiva

Search all press releases:

  1. In the top navigation, select Search.
  2. Expand the Subject box and search or browse for Press Release and click it to add to the search (see picture).
  3. Add other search constraints and keywords and press Search.

Search a specific newsiwre(s):

  1. In the top navigation, select Search.
  2. Expand the Source box and search for the name of a specific press release service like PR Newswire (see picture).
  3. Add other search constraints and keywords and press Search.

Nexis Uni

Search all press releases:

  1. In the top search box, enter newswire and select All Newswires and Press Releases from the auto populated results.
  2. Add other search constraints and keywords and press Search.

Search a specific newsiwre(s):

  1. In the top search box, enter the name of the newswire(s) like PR Newswire and select it from the auto populated results.
  2. Add other search constraints and keywords and press Search.

More information on press releases on NexisUni.

Why Press Releases?

You can use press releases to: 

  • Keep track of business announcements and key events

  • Compile a database of events not collected elsewhere for research purposes
    • Note: Contact us to discuss your research in more detail. These sources have restrictions on how they can be used and we can help you explore the best options.


Answered By: Alice Kalinowski
Last Updated: May 27, 2020

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