Facts On File - News and Current Events

Access Online Databases.



1.  Go to Sullivan Family Library's home page at   http://www.chaminade.edu/library

2.  Click on Search for, then Databases by Title.

3.  Click on Facts on File.

4.  Click on World News Digest.

5.  Off campus access requires login with Chaminade ID and password.


Facts on File Search


1.  In search box, type in keyword or phrase

2.  Select

  • Search Story and Title Text
  • Search Title Text Only

3.  Select Sort Option for Results List

  • By Relevance Rank
  • By Story Date

4.  Set Optional Date Range


Facts on File Advanced Search


Search – Advanced

1.  What Happened That Day?

      Enter date to find events


Other Searches

1.  Thematic Indexes (left column)

  • Top News Stories by the Decade
  • Top News Stories by Country
  • Top News Stories by Issue

2.    Encyclopedia

3.   Almanac

4.   Curriculum Tools

  • Tools for Students
  • Tools for Educators

5.    In-Depth Coverage

6.   Special Features

7.   Need a Research Topic?




1.     Results display in tabbed categories:

  • News Articles
  • Breaking News – Reuters
  • Analysis & Background
  • Reference Shelf   (content from Almanac and Encyclopedia)

2.   Sort results by:

  • Date
  • Title (alphabetically)

3.  Article pages provide links to related articles:

  • Back in Time
  • Ahead in Time
  • Key News Events
  • Overviews
  • Newsmaker Profiles

4.  Citation information (MLA and APA) appears at the bottom of the article.

5.   Print

  • Click on  Print icon
  • Printed articles include citation information in MLA and APA styles.

6.   Email

  • Click on  Email icon
  • Emailed articles include citation information in MLA and APA styles, but do not include images.



Help icon  (top right)

Reference Desk  739-4660

Email   library@chaminade.edu

Updated February 2009