Factiva and JSTOR Now Available to All Columbia Alumni and Library Friends


(NEW YORK, April 21, 2009) The online database Factiva and a trial subscription to JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive have been made freely available to Columbia alumni and Friends of the Columbia Libraries on the Libraries’ website (www.alumni.libraries.columbia.edu/eresources.html). Alumni and Friends may access these resources by using a University Network ID (UNI).

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Factiva is a database of full-text business information, general news, and current event coverage. The unrivaled collection of more than 25,000 authoritative sources includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times™, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and D&B company profiles.

JSTOR is available to Friends and alumni as a trial subscription. The archive provides full text and page images of over 1,000 back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.

Factiva and JSTOR join a host of e-resources already available to alumni and Friends, including the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, EBSCO Business Source Premier: Alumni Edition; ABI/INFORM®, ProQuest Research Library™ and ProQuest Newspaper databases; CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online): Columbia Earthscape: an Online Resource on the Global Environment: and Gutenberg-e (digital monographs in the field of history).

Funding to provide access to both online resources is possible through the generous support of Columbia University Libraries.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 25 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 550 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries at www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb is the gateway to its services and resources.

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