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Research for Journalism

Resources marked withare only available from computers on campus. If you have a library card from
one of the three public library systems in New York, you can go to the web site of that library and search
some of these same databases:

Brooklyn Public Library


http://bit.ly/5PiZg

New York Public Library


http://bit.ly/r7bSL

Queens Library
http://bit.ly/oGpuZ

Finding What’s Already Been Written

Google News
• http://news.google.com/
• Google Cheat Sheet
o http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html

The New York Times


• http://www.nytimes.com/

LexisNexis (on-campus access only)


• Includes New York Times and thousands of other newspapers from around the country.
• http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/search/databases.php

New York State Newspapers (on-campus access only)


• Includes New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, New York Observer, and dozens of other
papers from across NY state.
• http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/search/databases.php

Finding an Authority

Scan newspaper articles on your subject to see who is quoted.

Search article databases to see who is writing articles on your subject (on-campus access only)
• http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/search/databases.php
o Academic Search Premier
 Broad coverage of many subject areas
o PAIS International
 Political science, public policy, government
o SocINDEX
 Sociology
o ERIC (EBSCOhost)
 Education
o MEDLINE (EBSCOhost)
 Medicine
o PsycINFO
 Psychology
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Background Research on Topics and Issues

NYC Neighborhood Profiles


• Community District Profiles
o Includes Census data as well as lots of other useful statistics
o http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/lucds/cdstart.shtml
• My Neighborhood Statistics
o http://gis.nyc.gov/ops/mmr/address.jsp?app=MMR
• EveryBlock
o http://nyc.everyblock.com/

Census Data
• NYCdata
o http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/
• Infoshare (on-campus access only)
o http://www.infoshare.org
• Social Explorer (on-campus access only)
o http://www.socialexplorer.com

Issues
• CQ Researcher (on-campus access only)
o http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/search/databases.php
• Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (on-campus access only)
o http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/search/databases.php
• Gotham Gazette
o http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.shtml

Google Help: Cheat Sheet


(excerpted from http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html)

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