Journalism Databases

The databases below are a selective list of those most useful for Journalism School students and faculty. For a full listing of all databases licensed for use by Columbia University Libraries, please refer to the Databases page on LibraryWeb.

Resources marked with this symbol are restricted to Columbia affiliates.

News & current Events

Full-text news stories and latest data on companies and financial markets. Includes AP Daybook. 

Nexis Uni
Full-text coverage of general news, business, legal, governmental and other topics. Owned by the same company as Nexis Lexis. 

Proquest newspapers
Full-text, citations, and abstracts from periodicals in many disciplines plus major U.S. newspapers. Includes Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Barron's. Browse by date available. 

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Full-text historical articles from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

News: Special Topics

Full-text articles from alternative press publications.

The Economist Intelligence Unit
EIU publications including Country Reports, regional newsletters, and an economic time series database for 115 countries.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Full-text newspaper, magazine, and journal articles from the ethnic, minority and native press in the U.S.

Greenwire: the Environmental News Daily
Environmental news worldwide.

ISI Emerging Markets
Full-text news and financial information from emerging market countries.

World News Connection
Summaries and translations of news sources from around the world.


American Memory
A rich collection of images and full-text documents relating to U.S. history and culture from the Library of Congress.

AP Photo Archive
Associated Press photo archive.

Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 [New York/New Jersey]
Fire insurance maps from the Sanborn Map Company.



Leadership Library
Government and industry contacts, including corporate, news media, finance, law, diplomats, and nonprofits.

Associations Unlimited
Descriptions of 144,000+ international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local associations.


Full-text articles from more than 160 scholarly journals.

ProQuest Congressional
Index and abstracts for U.S. Congressional & Executive materials, with links to full-text.

The Nation Digital Archive
Searchable full text and page images of a major U.S. journal of left/liberal opinion, 1865-1999.

Full-text of over 10,000 books from university and commercial publishers.

Statistics Sources

Infoshare Online
Tables of New York City statistics.

Sage Stats
Tables and interactive maps of State, County, and City level statistics.

Tables, reports, and infographics of statistics on 600+ industries.

Statistical Abstract
Tables of social, political, and economic statistics of United States.

Statistical Insight
Government statistics on all subjects, U.S. and international.