Answered By: Carolyn Schubert
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2024     Views: 3227

JMU has a school-sponsored membership to the Washington Post. All students, faculty and staff can create accounts for unlimited access to the Washington Post online and the mobile/tablet apps. Follow these instructions to create and activate your Washington Post account.

JMU also has access to the Washington Post through a few databases. Here is how to accomplish common activities using Factiva:


How to Browse Today’s Headlines

  • Go to the Libraries’ home page.
  • Select the Journals link beneath the Library Search bar.
  • Type “Washington Post” into the Journal Search bar and select the magnifying glass icon.
  • Select the first result: Washington post (Washington, D.C. : 1974)
  • In the Get JMU Access > Online Availability section, select Factiva Available From 1977 
    • If prompted, log in with your JMU eID and with Duo
  • You will now see all of the Washington Post articles, but they are listed in Relevance order based on Factiva’s algorithm.
  • Select "Sort by: Most recent first" in the Sort by dropdown (see below). Articles are updated continually.


How to Search for Articles on a Topic

  • Follow the steps for accessing the Washington Post listed above
  • On the Factiva page for Washington Post results, Select "Modify Search" to open a search box to enter your terms

Factiva screenshot with emphasis on Modify button


How to Share an Article with other JMU users

Use this tool to create persistent links to articles in Factiva that can be posted in Canvas or shared with other JMU users. Factiva's structure does not allow you to copy a link directly from the database.

Create a link to an article

1. In Factiva, find your article and copy the "Document" number located at the bottom of the article.


Created using code adapted from the University of Missouri Library.

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