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.
News Databases: General
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
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.
- Jane's Online
The leading source for defense and military information.
- 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.
- Maps on File On-line
Easily reproducible maps, worldwide.
- American National Biography
Biographies of notable men and women from all eras of American history.
- Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Citations for biographical information in books, encyclopedias, articles, directories, etc.
- Biography Index
Citations for biographical articles, books, and other publications.
- Biography Resource Center with Marquis Who's Who
Full-text biographies of persons living and deceased from all over the world.
- Contemporary Authors
A bio-bibliographical guide covering more than 90,000 current writers in a wide range of media.
- Encyclopedia of Associations/Associations Unlimited
Descriptions of over 144,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local associations in all fields.
- Books 24 x 7 (IT Pro Collection)
Full-text electronic books with a focus on information technologies.
Full-text articles from more than 160 scholarly journals.
- LexisNexis Congressional
Index and abstracts for U.S. Congressional 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.
- Infoshare Online
A database of statistics about New York City.
Makes navigating data from the U.S. Census easier. Includes maps, rankings, and trends.
- LexisNexis Statistical
Statistics on all subjects, U.S. and international.
Business statistics and accompanying full-text articles.