Answered By: Carolyn Schubert
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2021     Views: 118

JMU has access to the Washington Post through a few databases. Here is guidance on how to accomplish common activities


How to Browse Today’s Headlines

  • Go to the Libraries’ home page
  • Click on the Journals link beneath the search bar
  • Type “Washington Post” into the search bar
  • Click on the first result Washington post (Washington, D.C. : 1974)
  • In the Get JMU Access > Online Availability section, click on the Factiva option available since 1984.
    • If prompted, log in with your JMU eID and with Duo
  • You will now see all of the Washington Post articles, but they are ranked in Relevance order based on Factiva’s algorithm.
  • Select "Sort by: Most recent first" in the Sort by dropdown. 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 members

Use this tool to create links to articles in Factiva which 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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