Database guide: Factiva
Saving and importing records
You cannot export records directly from this database into EndNote. Save your Factiva references and then import the records separately into EndNote. Editing of the imported records is required
- The University of Queensland Library have produced an Import Filter for use with Factiva which you can download. http://www.library.uq.edu.au/endnote/filters.html#F (Please note: that since the Factiva site was enhanced on 4 August 2008 the filter does not seem to work as well as it did previously)
- You must insert the filter file in the correct folder of the EndNote program. Typically this will be C:\Program Files\EndNote...\Filters . If you do not insert the filter correctly you will not be able to access it from the Import Manager when using EndNote. (See notes on UQ site for Vista Users: http://www.library.uq.edu.au/endnote/vista_filters.html )
- Use Internet Explorer for searching and downloading records from Factiva. Records downloaded using Firefox will be in a format that cannot be imported with the Factiva filter.
- When results are displayed, mark the references which you wish to download.
- Choose View as Full Article/Report plus Indexing.
- Then click on the icon which looks like a computer diskette and select Article format. This will format the records for saving.
- When the formatted references are displayed, use your browser's "Save As" function to save the references. You must save them as a Text File (*.txt) . Remember where you save the file.
- Open your EndNote Library
- From the File menu select Import
- Click on Choose File and locate your file of downloaded Factiva records
- From Import Option list select Other Filters
- Click on FIND > Find by name > Name contains: Factiva.
- Click on Choose
- Click on Import
- Records will be downloaded into an interim window of your Library
- Check the imported references to ensure that data has been inserted into the correct fields and that capitalisation is correct for your bibliographic style