New to this place?


We offer a 15-minute virtual tour of Pollux on Thursday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 14, 2023, both at 1 pm. Afterwards there will be time for questions.

Link for participation:

Registration is not required. We look forward to seeing you!

Mastodon in the Fediverse: An open alternative for science communication


This is the title of our new blog post, in which we outline why researchers should consider Mastodon as an alternative to other social media platforms.

Click here to go directly to the blog post (German only).

Discussion on the question of where to go "after Twitter/X" is possible on both Mastodon and Twitter/X.

We are very interested in feedback from the scientific community!

Pollux on Tour


We are pleased to be to be an official supporter at the international congress "Political Theory in Times of Uncertainty" hosted at the University of Bremen (September 27-29, 2023). Together with our partner Qualiservice (data service center for qualitative social science research data) we will inform about our services at an information booth (in the Atlantic Hotel Universum).

The congress is organized under the umbrella of the Section for Political Theory and the History of Ideas of the German Political Science Association (GPSA).


Pollux is blogging!


We have our own section in the DVPW blog. There we regularly report on new services and developments from the FID Political Science.

The first post was published today. It is all about entries from political science research blogs, since recently more than 350 research blogs in German and English language can be found via the Pollux literature search.

Fig. Example search with filter options

Pollux now covers all important forms of scientific publication (cf. Stykow) and our users can thus research well-founded articles on current political or political science topics. The advantage of speed, however, can also be a disadvantage, since blog publications are generally subject to less careful (or no) review processes. Overall, however, research blogs are becoming increasingly important in science communication.

The blog selection will be continuously updated and modified. Suggestions for further political science blogs in German and English can be submitted via or by mail to

We would like to thank the DVPW for the great cooperation and the opportunity to inform political science researchers about topics in the fields of literature research, open access, research data management, and science communication via their blog.

Research BlogDVPW

New in Pollux. Polit-X


From now on, registered political scientists (PLUS account) have free access to the political monitoring and analysis service Polit-X directly via Pollux. Polit-X contains millions of current and historical political documents and other entries at federal, state and European level and offers powerful digital policy analysis tools.

Using Polit-X via Pollux is simple. Users with a political scientists account need only log in to Pollux and can then access Polit-X with a simple click. Popular functions such as alerts on new documents, monitoring of the processes in the Bundestag and Bundesrat, the parliamentarian monitor or the other advanced analysis tools are easy and quick to set up with an appropriate account.

About Polit-X:

Polit-X has been pioneering innovation and development of digital monitoring of political and public life since 2006. With its smart data approach, Polit-X is an expert tool for data-driven evaluations of political developments. In extensive databases, millions of political documents from the federal, state and EU levels are available in a daily updated and bundled form.

With analysis and alert functions, it is also possible to quickly and easily evaluate the activities of the members of the Bundestag and all state parliaments as well as the members of the EU Parliament. For this purpose, Polit-X is constantly expanding its range of services and also uses the latest technologies, such as machine learning and AI.

Dates for Webinars:

Polit-X offers exclusively for Pollux PLUS users three webinars for the introduction to the tool (30 minutes live presentation, afterwards Q&A):

To participate, simply register for a webinar at the links above.

Polit-Xpolicy analysisparliamentaria - the mastodon server for political science


As of now, political science researchers at universities and non-commercial research institutions can register at - the mastodon server for political science. This is the response of the Specialised Information Service for political science to the interest of political science researchers in providing an open channel for scholarly communication.

Further information:

Open Library Politikwissenschaft


Once again we are the main sponsor of the transcript Open Library Political Science for the year 2023. Until the end of November, libraries and institutions can still participate in the OA funding of all new publications in the political science program.

About the Open Library Political Science:

The transcript Open Library Political Science is a model that enables the Open Access publication of all new publications in the program area of political science by a consortium. In four successful rounds to date, 65 institutions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have already committed themselves to the Open Access transformation. Thanks to the open library communities, more than 200 book publications are freely accessible to the entire scientific community: 87 new publications through the community and 170 backlist publications as a free bonus service from the publisher.

Open AccessBookstranscript

New Video online: Pollux for students (german only)


In our latest video "Pollux for students" we briefly show the most important functions of the Pollux literature search. This is free of charge for all who are interested.

We are working on an english version.

Pollux is funded by DFG for another three years


We are happy!

After two successful funding phases (2016ff), the DFG has fully approved our proposal. Thus, the Specialised Information Service Political Science will be funded for another three years with a sum of 1.79 million EUR.

In the next funding phase (2022-2025), the research data center Qualiservice will join the SuUB and GESIS as a third project partner.

The projects of the third funding phase include in particular:

  • Extension of the literature search in Pollux (so far 8 million documents) to include references from neighboring disciplines
  • Improving the visibility and searchability of text corpora and research blogs
  • Strengthening public relations
  • Expansion of open access services
  • Research data management of qualitative research data

The official press release can be found here:

Pollux shortly explained


German version only, we are working on an english version...

"We want to dare more Open Access! Ways, Models and Services for Political Science"


We would like to invite you to participate in our online workshop "We want to dare more Open Access! Ways, Models and Services for Political Science", which will take place on February 9, 2022 from 10:00 to 15:00 via Zoom. The workshop is organized by the Specialized Information Service for Political Science - Pollux and the BMBF-funded project

Pollux wishes


Pollux at GESIS Online talks “Meet the Experts”


On 2/3/2022 (1-2pm), we will introduce the services and research tools we offer in Pollux. We then provide an overview of our collaborative partners and our feedback loop with the political science research community. We end our talk with a discussion on the challenges of discoverability of text corpora, which is one aspect for the future development of Pollux. Afterwards there will be time for questions and discussion.

The talk will be held in English. Participation is free of charge, registration is required under

More Information on the online series is available at GESIS Meet the Experts.

Theorieblog wins election as research blog of the year 2021


In the context of the DVPW Convention 2021, we organized an election for the political science "Research Blog of the Year 2021".

The winner will be included in the Pollux pilot project "Searchability of Research Blogs" and thus be findable in the Pollux search.

Congrats to "Theorieblog" for the award "Research Blog of the Year 2021".

Second place: PRIF-Blog

Third place: Blog des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung

All results:

Pollux at DVPW Convention 2021


We are happy to be represented at the DVPW Convention 2021 with a virtual book table. There you find first information about Pollux, our brand new video "Pollux for #PoWis", further links, presentations on reuse for teaching and more. Feel free to make an appointment with us for a face-to-face conversation, come to our Q&A session)on 9/16 at 2pm, and vote for the political science research blog of the year 2021 (

In addition, we have a diverse program lined up (German only). Here is the overview:

Video "Pollux für #PoWis" online


Just in time for the DVPW Convention 2021, our new video "Pollux for #Powis" goes online.

We show what Pollux is, how it works, and which additional services graduate political scientists can use (german only).

Trial access for database Border and Migration Studies Online: Your feedback is important!


Until July 9th 2021 Pollux has trial access to the database Border and Migration Studies Online, which can be accessed via:

To get access, you have to be registered and logged in to Pollux - with an account as a political researcher.

Your feedback is relevant in our decision on whether to co-fund access to the database in the future.

  • Is the database useful for your research?
  • Would you use the database regularly for your research?
  • What is missing?

Please write to us briefly to or use the contact form.

Thank you!

About Border and Migration Studies

Border and Migration Studies Online provides historical context and resources, representing both personal and institutional perspectives, for the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area and global studies, anthropology, medicine, the arts, and more. At completion, the collection will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. In collaboration with an international board of scholars, materials were selected and organized around fundamental themes such as:

  • Border Identities
  • Border Enforcement and Control
  • Border Disputes
  • Border Criminologies
  • Maritime Borders
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sea Migration
  • Undocumented and Unauthorized Migration
  • Global Governance of Migration


New video online: OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft- a statement for open access by Arndt Leininger, PhD


In the third video in the series "OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft", Arndt Leininger, PhD, assistant professor for political science research methods at Chemnitz University of Technology, explains that there are many ways to fund open access publications without having to dig into your own pocket.

New video online: OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft- a statement for open access by Dr. Felix.S. Bethke


In our second video in the series "OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft" Dr. Felix S. Bethke, political scientist at Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), states why he believes there must be open access to publicly funded research. (German only.)

Open AccessStatement

New video online: OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft- a statement for open access by Dr. Philipp Schulz


In the first video of our series "OA-Töne aus der Politikwissenschaft", Dr. Philipp Schulz, political scientist at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (INIIS), University of Bremen, describes why fast and free access to his research results from around the world is important to him. (german only)

Analysis of Pollux online survey published open access


The detailed version of the analysis of our online survey conducted in June 2020, has now been published open access in o|bib Das offene Bibliotheksjournal. The paper titled “Ich habe mich noch nicht mit Pollux beschäftigt” - eine Zufriedenheits- und Bedarfsanalyse des Fachinformationsdienstes Politikwissenschaft (german only) can be accessed via:


Open Access as secondary publication


Step by step we explain how registered political scientists can easily upload their already published journal articles in SSOAR Open Access via Pollux.

SSOAR - Social Science Open Access Repository - is the largest full-text server for the social sciences and is operated by GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

POLLUX - briefly explained


The specialised information service for Political Science - POLLUX - offers political scientists and students references of printed political science literature. Furthermore, POLLUX provides direct access to electronic publications. We would like to show in this short film, what POLLUX exactly is and how it works.

POLLUX-Survey completed


A big thank you to everyone who took part in our online survey! It was completed on 28.6.2020 with 279 participants.

We are now starting the evaluation and are curious about the results, which we will publish later.

Our community feedback survey


POLLUX was created for the political science community and we need your input. Community feedback is the best way for us to know what is missing, what needs improvement and which areas are good. We prepared a short survey (10-15 minutes) to better understand the needs of the community and what our strengths and weaknesses are.

The survey is available till 28.06.2020. No personal data will be collected. The POLLUX team appreciates your support.

Click here for the survey:

New in POLLUX: Search filter for electronic media


You can filter your search results by electronic media. Printed media will not be displayed with this filter.

POLLUX with more content


We have enormously expanded POLLUX in the segment of book publications, integrating the contents of neighbouring disciplines (e.g. economics, public law, contemporary history, sociology etc.). In this way we take into account the inter- or transdisciplinary working methods of the political science community. As a basis for the extension, we have filtered all relevant titles from many metadata sources. The extension is now being carried out step by step for journal publications, contributions to collective works and Open Access publications. Our aim is to provide you with preferably all the literature you need for your research.

In POLLUX you will no longer find only titles that you can either access directly electronically or that can be ordered via the delivery service Subito. Titles that are available in Germany and that you can order via the interlibrary loan service of your home library are now also displayed. If interlibrary loan is not available, you can contact the owning library directly.

Corona note: Please note that due to the Corona pandemic many libraries have been closed and the interlibrary loan service is therefore suspended at some libraries.

New members of the POLLUX-Scientific Advisory Board


We are very pleased to welcome the following new members to our Scientific Advisory Board:

We are pleased to welcome

  • Dr. Martin Beckstein (Politische Philosophie, Universität Zürich)
  • Prof. Dr. Paula Diehl (Politische Theorie, Universität Kiel)
  • Dr. Frederike Kelle (Global Governance, WZB Berlin)
  • Natalie Tröller, M.A. (Internationale Beziehungen, Universität Trier)
  • Dr. Dieter Wolf (Geschäftsführer SOCIUM Bremen).

A warm welcome to all of you and thank you for supporting POLLUX.

The journal "Totalitarianism and Democracy" is Open Access!


The journal "Totalitarismus und Demokratieforschung" from HAIT is now published with financial support from POLLUX by Vandenhoek and Ruprecht Open Access! To ensure free access for all readers in the long term, it is important that existing subscriptions are continued ("subscribe to open" model)

POLLUX licenses for e-book packages will expire soon


The licenses for e-book packages of the following publishers will expire soon and cannot be renewed due to lack of financial resources:

Babara Budrich, Berghahn Books, Campus, De Gruyter, Duncker & Humblot, Metropolis, Nomos, Pluto Press, SAGE, Verso Books, World Scientific, Zed Books

The e-books of these publishers are nevertheless still included in POLLUX. Occasionally delays may occur due to embargos.

VDB advanced training for subject specialists of the social sciences


The next advanced training course of the Association of German Librarians (VDB) for subject specialists of the social sciences will take place in Cologne on 22-23 April 2020.

The main focus will be on: the Specialised Information Services (FID) political science and sociology, new trends in sociological research and the handling of social science data.

You will find the complete programme under (german only).

Registration is possible up to 27 March 2020.

The training is organized by the FID Sociology ( ) in cooperation with the FID Political Science (

Secondary publication made easy


As of now, authors have a quick and easy possibility to make an article listed in POLLUX available as a secondary publication (Open Access). We collaborate with the Social Science Open Access Repository (SSOAR) - a full-text server maintained by GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, which increases the long-term visibility of your publication on the web in the best possible way.

POLLUX supports OA transformation of CRC series „Global Dynamics of Social Policy“


POLLUX supports the Open Access transformation of the Palgrave-Macmillan series "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" of CRC 1342.

The following three volumes will be published in 2020:

  • Carina Schmitt (Ed.): From Colonialism to International Aid. External Actors and Social Protection in the Global South
  • Lutz Leisering (Ed.): A Hundred Years of Social Security in Middle-Income Countries
  • Kerstin Martens, Dennis Niemann & Alexandra Kaasch (eds.): International Organizations in Global Social Policy
OA transformationCRC 1342

POLLUX again main sponsor of the transcript Open Library for Political Science


Good news for the new year: The transcript Open Library for Political Science can also be realized in 2020. This means that the transcript Frontlist political science 2020 will be available via Open Access. It's great to see that besides POLLUX so many libraries participate in the financing and thus make an important contribution to the OA-transformation.

NEW in POLLUX: Current publication service for printed books


From now on registered political scientists can order new books free of charge directly from POLLUX. We continuously select new political science publications from numerous relevant publishers. All new releases are included in the POLLUX search and recognizable by the Loan (via POLLUX) button. POLLUX covers the acquisition costs.

POLLUX auf der Jahrestagung der Sektion "Policy-Analyse und Verwaltungswissenschaft" in Speyer


Am 19. und 20. September 2019 findet an der Deutschen Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer die Sektionstagung Policy Analyse und Verwaltungswissenschaft statt.

POLLUX wird dort mit einem Stand vertreten sein und seine Services in einem kurzen Vortrag vorstellen.

Wir freuen uns!

POLLUX auf der Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft in Tutzing


POLLUX hat an der 37. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (DGfP) teilgenommen. Diese fand am 12. und 13. Juli 2019 an der Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing statt. Das Oberthema der Tagung lautete: "Sprache und Politik. Innovationen, Instrumentalisierungen und Polarisierung im öffentlichen Diskurs".

Programm der Jahrestagung



Testzugang Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996


Bis zum 31.05. besteht noch die Möglichkeit Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports zu testen. Machen Sie bei Bedarf hiervon Gebrauch. Nähere Informationen unter: Rückmeldungen bitte über CrossAsia forum oder

POLLUX erhöht die Sichtbarkeit lokaler Bibliotheksbestände


Bei jeder Recherche in POLLUX werden jetzt die lokalen Buchbestände angezeigt, die an den jeweiligen Forschungsstandorten vorhanden sind. Das bedeutet, ist ein gedruckter Buchtitel an Ihrer wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek vorhanden, so werden Sie im Rechercheprozess darauf hingewiesen. POLLUX erhöht dadurch die Sichtbarkeit lokaler Bibliotheksbestände.

Mit Hilfe des Gemeinsamen Verbünde Index (GVI) werden hierzu die Bestände von über 150 wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken und deren Verfügbarkeitsinformationen ausgewertet. Der GVI ist ein deutschlandweiter Suchindex der sechs deutschen Verbundsysteme sowie der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek (DNB) und der Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB).

Erweiterte Suchfunktionalitäten verfügbar


In POLLUX können Sie jetzt Ihre Recherche sehr präzise gestalten. Durch die erweiterten Suchfunktionalitäten sind die in POLLUX verfügbaren Dokumentenfelder im Suchfeld gezielt anwählbar. Auch die Alerts lassen sich damit sehr genau definieren.

Suchbeispiele für eine erweiterte Suche

Die Nutzung lässt sich am besten anhand folgender Beispielsuchen demonstrieren, dabei ist es wichtig, dass keine Leerzeichen zwischen Feldbezeichner und Anfragebegriff vorhanden sind:

  • Alle Inhalte, die das Wort "governance" im Titel enthalten und ab dem Jahr 2000 erschienen sind: title:"governance" AND year:[2000 TO *]
  • Alle Inhalte mit der Phrase "Global affairs" in der Zeitschrift "Global Governance" mit der ISSN-Nummer 1075-2846: issn:"1075-2846" AND "Global affairs"
  • Rechts-Trunkierung mit Stern beim Suchbegriff "frieden" findet neben Frieden z.b. auch Friedensbewegung, Friedenserziehung, Friedensforschung: frieden*

Mehr Informationen und weitere Beispiele hierzu finden Sie in der Hilfe.

Passgenaue Neuerscheinungslisten: POLLUX startet Alerts


Im Rahmen des 27. DVPW-Kongresses in Frankfurt stellt POLLUX mit den Alerts passgenaue Neuerscheinungslisten zur Verfügung. POLLUX informiert jetzt automatisiert über neue Inhalte. Durch den Alerting-Dienst werden neue Nachweise an Literatur und Forschungsdaten zum individuellen Forschungsgegenstand angezeigt.


  • Alerts informieren über die neuesten Einträge in POLLUX
  • Neue Einträge werden auf der Startseite angezeigt
  • Zukünftig auch mit einer optionalen Benachrichtigung per E-Mail

Individuell und passgenau

  • Frei definierbare Suchkriterien, passend zum individuellen Forschungsgegenstand
  • Die Auswahl von Filtern ermöglicht die Eingrenzung der Treffer auf bestimmte Medientypen oder Sprachen


  • Suchkriterien für Alerts werden analog zu einer Suche im Portal erstellt
  • Suchanfragen aus dem Rechercheprozess können auch direkt mit einem Click als Alert gespeichert werden
  • Überblick über Treffer des letzten Monats und der letzten drei Monate


  • Englischsprachige Bücher zum Suchbegriff "Global Governance"
  • Forschungsdaten zum Suchbegriff "Kommunalwahlen"

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies


Die Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies ist jetzt in POLLUX integriert. Damit ist wiederum auf Wunsch aus der Fachcommunity ein weiteres Major Reference Work verfügbar. Die Aufsatztitel sind einzeln nachgewiesen und entsprechend gekennzeichnet.

Open Access Publishing in European Networks


Ca. 900 politikwissenschaftliche Volltexte aus Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) sind jetzt in POLLUX enthalten. OAPEN ist eine Online-Bibliothek mit frei verfügbaren wissenschaftlichen Titeln aus den Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften.

Campus, Sage, transcript


Ab sofort für Sie verfügbar, die politikwissenschaftlichen Neuerscheinungen der Verlage Campus, Sage und transcript.

Digitalisierung auf Wunsch


Ab sofort können über POLLUX Digitalisierungen auf Wunsch realisiert werden. Dabei werden komplette und urheberrechtsfreie Werke in die digitalen Sammlungen der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen nach Prüfung übernommen und rechtefrei über POLLUX weltweit verfügbar gemacht. Weitere Informationen, sowie den Zugriff auf bereits digitalisierte Titel, finden Sie hier.

Integration von Forschungsdaten der GESIS in POLLUX


Ab sofort ist die Suche nach Forschungsdaten der GESIS in POLLUX möglich. Es handelt sich um die Daten des Datenbestandskataloges (DBK), des Mikrodaten-Informationssystems (MISSY) sowie datorium. Die aktuelle Anzahl der Studien umfasst ca. 6000 Einträge in POLLUX. Der Bestand wird regelmäßig aktualisiert und ist über einen neuen Medientyp zu finden.

POLLUX beteiligt sich an der Open-Access-Transformation


Der Fachinformationsdienst Politikwissenschaft beteiligt sich im Rahmen eines Pilotprojektes, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem transcript-Verlag und dem Nationalen Open-Access-Kontaktpunkt, an der Open-Access-Transformation von E-Books.

Weiterführende Informationen:

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics ist jetzt bei POLLUX verfügbar


Auf Wunsch aus der Fachcommunity, ist ab sofort mit Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics ein erstes Major Reference Work in POLLUX online verfügbar. Die Aufsatztitel sind einzeln nachgewiesen und entsprechend gekennzeichnet.



Die Neuerscheinungen von Routledge aus dem Bereich Politikwissenschaft sind ab sofort als Volltexte in POLLUX verfügbar.

POLLUX jetzt online


Es ist soweit! POLLUX ist ab sofort online verfügbar.

POLLUX ist der Fachinformationsdienst für die Politikwissenschaft, der Ihre Literaturrecherche und -beschaffung schneller und effizienter macht. Verschiedene Zusatzfunktionen unterstützen Ihre Forschungsarbeit.

Vorteile von POLLUX

  • umfassender politikwissenschaftlicher Suchraum
  • kostenlos, aktuell und schnell
  • elektronische Volltexte, E-Books und Artikel
  • großes, tagesaktuelles Zeitungsarchiv (Factiva)
  • maßgeschneiderte Neuerscheinungslisten (ab 1. Quartal 2018)
  • forschungsunterstützende Services

Wer kann POLLUX nutzen?

Die Recherche ist kostenlos und frei zugänglich. Um lizenzierte Inhalte via POLLUX nutzen zu können, muss eine Politikwissenschaftlerin oder ein Politikwissenschaftler an einer Hochschule oder einer nicht-kommerziellen Forschungseinrichtung in Deutschland tätig oder Mitglied in einer politikwissenschaftlichen deutschen Fachgesellschaft (DVPW, DGfP) sein. Um auf die lizenzierten Inhalte zugreifen zu können, müssen Sie sich einmalig mit dem Account-Typ "Politikwissenschaftler" registrieren.

Wir wünschen Ihnen viel Spaß beim Ausprobieren und hoffen, dass POLLUX zukünftig Ihre Arbeit unterstützen wird.

Neue Inhalte


Alle Neuerscheinuangen der Verlage Metropolis, Pluto Press, Verso Books und Zed Books sind ab sofort in POLLUX als E-Books verfügbar.

Nomos und Barbara Budrich


Die politikwissenschaftlichen Neuerscheinungen von Nomos und Barbara Budrich sind jetzt als E-Books in POLLUX verfügbar.

In Kürze in POLLUX


In Kürze werden wir 35.000 politikwissenschaftliche E-Books in POLLUX einspielen. Dazu gehören u.a. auch die politikwissenschaftlichen Neuerscheinungen von Routledge. Die Neuerscheinungen der wichtigsten deutschen politikwissenschaftlichen Verlage werden das Angebot ab Januar 2018 erweitern.



Alle politikwissenschaftlichen Neuerscheinungen von Cambridge University Press, Berghahn Books und Oxford University Press sind ab sofort in POLLUX verfügbar. Der Zugriff erfolgt über Direkt-Links, die bei den jeweiligen Titeln angezeigt werden.



Die Inhalte des Social Science Research Network (SSRN) sind nun ebenfalls in den Suchraum integriert. SSRN ist ein renommiertes internationales Open Access Repository.



POLLUX hat Factiva lizenziert. Damit ist dieses Angebot für alle registrierten Politikwissenschatfler/-innen verfügbar. Bei Factiva handelt es sich um eine kommerzielle Datenbank für Presse-, Unternehmens- und Wirtschaftsinformationen. Der Medienpool von Factiva umfasst rund 35.000 Nachrichtenquellen aus 200 Ländern in 26 Sprachen, darunter Zeitungen, wie z. B. Die Zeit, die Süddeutsche Zeitung und The Washington Post. Factiva liefert darüber hinaus auch Unternehmensprofile, Finanz- und Fond-Daten, historische Marktdaten sowie Web- und Bloginhalte.