Key Databases for Journalism Faculty and Students

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 Databases: General

  • Factiva
    Full-text news stories and latest data on companies and financial markets.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text coverage of general news, business, legal, governmental and other topics.
  • ProQuest Direct
    Full-text, citations, and abstracts from periodicals in many disciplines plus major U.S. newspapers.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
    Full-text historical articles from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

News Databases: Special Topics





Statistics Sources

  • Infoshare Online
    A database of statistics about New York City.
  • CensusScope
    Makes navigating data from the U.S. Census easier. Includes maps, rankings, and trends.
  • LexisNexis Statistical
    Statistics on all subjects, U.S. and international.
  • TableBase
    Business statistics and accompanying full-text articles.