We are delighted to announce that we have access to the Financial Times online via FT.com across the University, set up in conjunction with the Business School. This means that the invaluable graphics supplied by FT.com are available across the University for the first time. The FT.com site access is in addition to our existing access to full-text articles from the Financial Times via the ABI Inform and Factiva databases.
Users can either log in to FT.com via the Library’s website (library.lincoln.ac.uk) and locate it under the ‘databases’ section or create their personal account directly from a University of Lincoln computer.
UK and International Newspapers
This handout about UK and international newspapers was part of a 90-minute workshop delivered throughout the year, covering all the University’s newspaper databases.
Finding UK and International Newspapers Worksheet
Based on a postgraduate workshop that took place last week, this worksheet about finding UK and international newspapers focuses mainly on the databases Lexis Library and Factiva, but also includes a few others for historical research.
The database for predominantly used to research international news sources, Factiva, has recently improved its log in access.
This means no more “network\” for this database; it also means that the A-to-Z/Find it at Lincoln will link directly to a specific journal title rather than just to the database homepage.
Example: the Lincolnshire Echo – http://lncn.eu/cky6
You can still find the database listed under http://www.library.lincoln.ac.uk > more resources > databases > F > Factiva…
And, if you didn’t already know, Factiva contains a Financial Times archive, alongside the ABI Inform database .
If you’re wondering how to compare currencies then Factiva (Portal > Library > E-Library > Factiva) will provide you with some answers:
Go to Companies / Markets and choose currencies. Then choose from the drop-down menus the currencies you want to compare. You can obtain the current quote or the historical quote, daily, weekly or monthly price, and choose the date range (anything up to 2 yrs) then ‘get quote’.
Results are shown in a spreadsheet or (scroll to the bottom of the screen) in an interactive chart. I compared daily prices between the US dollar with the Belize Dollarper for the past three months: