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    Intota: Authentication for Dow Jones Factiva Databases

    • Product: Intota

    Why are my Dow Jones Factiva databases prompting for authentication?

    When your library adds a Dow Jones Factiva database, you need to add some information to Intota to avoid the prompt for authentication. NOTE: These directions do not apply to corporate libraries. Corporate libraries are not provided with XSID information and therefore must leave their XSID fields blank.:
    1. Get the Factiva XSID code for your library. The XSID can be found at the end of the database-level URL that you're currently using to access Factiva's website from your library's website.

      Here's an example XSID:


      If you are unsure of your XSID, contact ProQuest directly for assistance (
    2. In Intota, access the resource's Database Details page by clicking Resources on the menu bar and then selecting Databases in the submenu.

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    3. Find the Factiva database and click on it to go to its Database Details page.
    4. Click Edit next to the Administration section of the Database Details page, and use the Authorization XSID field to enter your Factiva XSID.
    5. Click Save.
    6. To enable title-level linking in your E-Journal Portal, 360 MARC Updates, and 360 Link, use the Support Portal option to submit a case and ask us to create your title-level links.. Please provide your Factiva XSID and the name of the database.

    • Date Created: 31-Jul-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 7-Jun-2016
    • Old Article Number: 11081
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