Category Archives: Arts/Culture Journalism

Cinco de Mayo Facts for Features

Did you know:

  • $31.8 million = the number of U.S. residents of Mexican origin, according to the 2010 Census. These residents accounted for about three-quarters (63 percent) of the 50.5 million Hispanics and increased 54 percent, growing from 20.6 million in 2000 to 31.8 million in 2010. (The Hispanic Population: 2010 <>)
  • $39,264 = median family income in 2010 for households with a householder of Mexican origin. For the population as a whole, the corresponding amount was $60,609. (2010 American Community Survey <> table S0201)
  • $48.9 million = product shipment value of frozen enchiladas produced in the United States in 2002. Frozen tortilla shipments were valued even higher at $156 million.  (2002 Economic Census <>)

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, check out these and other interesting statistics from Facts for Features & Special Editions from the U.S. Census for your seasonal research needs.

Strike a Pose – The Vogue Archive at Columbia

Vogue1923The Vogue Archive at Columbia University Libraries provides a searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month.  Articles, covers, photo shoots, illustrations, and advertisements have been digitized in this collection.  Search articles by text, title or author, letters to the editor, advertisements by company brand names, and more!  Check out this resource today! 

New Resource: Columbia Image Bank

The Columbia Image Bank is now available as a collection within the ARTstor digital image library. Columbia students, faculty, and staff can search the Image Bank as a separate collection, or alongside all ARTstor content.

The Image Bank includes over 65,000 images in a broad range of subjects, cultures, and periods, including photographs, drawings, renderings of architecture and sites, and stills of performance pieces.

To search the Columbia Image Bank, click "Go" to enter the ARTstor digital library. Then click "Columbia University Image Bank" under "Institutional Collections" at the bottom of the page.  For your reference, you may consult the Permitted & Prohibited Uses at ARTstor.


Daily News Building, New York, NY

Image and data provided by Columbia University.
Nash, Eric Peter, Manhattan skyscrapers / Eric P. Nash ; photographs by Norman McGrath, xi, 175 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 32 cm., New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c1999.

Photo/Multimedia Archive Resources

Just a couple of photo/multimedia archive resources:

AP/Accunet Multimedia Archive – This resource is an archive of Associated Press photographs from 1844 to the present, audio files of radio broadcasts, text of wire stories (access restricted to Columbia affiliates)

Internet Archive – The Internet Archive is a nonprofit founded in 1996 that provides access to historical collections that exist in digital format (audio, video, software, etc.).  Try the WayBack Machine – remember getting pints of Ben&Jerry’s delivered to your door through  Step back in time to view archives of websites no longer in existence!

What’s a Swish Pan? (Film Language Glossary)

Check out the Film Language Glossary (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates, you must be on campus to connect), brought to you by the folks at Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and Columbia’s School of the Arts. Each term is illustrated with a film clip that demonstrates the technique.

Arts/Culture Reporting Resources for MA Students

CLIO is Columbia’s library catalog. A journal title search will tell you which journals we receive, print or electronic versions.

JSTOR is a multi-disciplinary full text journal repository, with an emphasis on historical back issues of journals. The archive can be searched or browsed.

ProQuest Digital Dissertations has the downloadable full text of dissertations completed in the US back to 1997, and an index of completed dissertations back to the 19th century.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers has the searchable full text of a number of US newspapers, back to the 19th century. Results are shown in PDF format.

Readers Guide Full Text and Readers Guide Retrospective are indexes to articles that have appeared in general interest magazines and journals, and which may not be covered by other databases.

Library Resources for MA Students – handouts from Evidence and Inference course, Fall 2008

Library resources for MA students, handouts from Evidence and Inference course, Fall 2008 –