Reflecting the multi-disciplinary interests of the School's students, the library's reference collection covers a wide range of subjects, with a view towards non-duplication of reference sources fully available via electronic means. Reference works include dictionaries, guides, handbooks, directories, atlases, and style and usage manuals.
Book-length works of outstanding journalism are included, as are historical works about important publications and publishing families. Works by and about journalists are acquired, including works by current and past faculty members and selected works by alumni of the School. Substantial publications resulting from projects and events at the Graduate School of Journalism are included, as are student-created publications (such as the Bronx Beat). In order to support the School's focus on New York City as a news laboratory, materials about city and state history, government, politics, social issues, as well as selected literary works about the region, are available. Books on the "recommended reading list" for incoming students are part of the collection, as are books on the craft of writing, on journalism ethics, and other professional issues.
Course reserve materials for Journalism courses are available at the Journalism Library. The most recent five years of Master's Projects are housed in the Journalism Library with DVDs available to check out. An author-title index