Thanksgiving Week Hours

Journalism Library will be open the following hours Nov. 21-27th.

Monday & Tuesday: 10am-8pm

Wednesday-Sunday: CLOSED

Have a great week and we will see you for normal business hours again starting Nov. 28th!

2016 Elections, how to get information for your stories

Congratulations student body for being present for one of the craziest election cycles that have happened in America within my lifetime.  With this election the School of Journalism is going to have a pop-up newsroom so that you to can experience the thrill of covering elections.  To help, we here at the library offer these resources:

LibGuide on Campaigns & Electionshttp://guides.library.columbia.edu/usgd/campaigns/home. This page shows resources for exploring different aspects of federal electoral campaigns and elections. This page has links for data on elections, accountability offices, background information, and the news sites that cover elections as well. This is a great catch all resource for election day coverage.

 

Gallup Analyticshttp://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio11526215.
This site will give you analysis on almost every topic you can think of.  For instance, Presidential approval is at 50% as of writing this blog post. Thanks Gallup!

 

Exit Pollshttp://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio9167879. This E-Book “explores the trends in election day exit polls from their beginning in 1972 to the present, showing changes in the American electorate and its voting patterns.”

Data Cataloghttp://library.columbia.edu/locations/dssc/data/numdata/data-catalog-holdings.html.  This is important for statistical information for cities and states. It also has Gubernatorial, Congressional, and Presidential election data already laid out for you.  How nice is that?

voxgov: http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio10644965.  This site is really helpful in getting information on what is tending in social media.  As of writing this blog law enforcement was the number 6 trending topic.

 

 

 

 

Reminder-Last DIY research workshop tomorrow!

Tomorrow, October 25 the Survey & Interview Studies workshop is happening.  If you want to sign up please use the link below.  This is the last DIY workshop for the semester.
Understand how to collect data using surveys and interviews. Sampling, question development, and implementation will be covered. Doing sensitive research and working with vulnerable groups will also be discussed.

Reminder-Ethnography & Observation Studies

Just a reminder that this Tuesday,October 18, we have a workshop in Ethnography & Observation Studies.  If you would like to participate please use the link below to register.
 
 
Understand how to collect data on individual/group activities and social interactions through ethnographic fieldwork and participant-observation. Methodological strengths, limitations, and documenting field notes will be discussed.

More Bloomberg Terminal Training. Sign up now!

Bloomberg is an excellent research tool.  Not only can you see all the business information for the corporations you are researching but they also have a law section called B-law that allows you to research cases.  This is an excellent thing to train in and so popular they have added even more training courses!  Sign up now!

Bloomberg Introductory Training schedule

.  The dates for the sessions are as follows:

  • Friday, October 21st @ 2pm
  • Thursday, November 3rd @ 10am
  • Friday, November 11th @ 10am
  • Thursday, December 1st @ 2pm

All sessions will be held at the Business Library.

RSVP @ https://goo.gl/forms/rG717f0AvCSLn14H2

Lastly, if any of theses times do not work for the patron he/she can request an individual consult via business@library.columbia.edu