Lately, we've had many questions in the Journalism Library about finding building histories, owner names, code violations, market value, and similar things. Here's a round-up of the most useful tools to find that information! (Photo below is a 1902 panorama of NYC from the Library of Congress.) Dept. of Buildings: BIS (Building Information System) http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/bsqpm01.jsp […]
Category: Beat Reporting
Welcome, Summer MS Students!
Welcome to all summer MS students! Here is today's library presentation – and a few other useful things: Journalism Library Blog Journalism Library website @JournalismLib on Twitter Journalism Library Guides & Tools page, including Scoping Out Your Beat! Master's Projects Index CLIO – our catalog Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to ask research […]
NYC Community District Profiles – First Stop for Beat Reporting
New York City's 59 community districts within its 5 boroughs show the incredible diversity of our city. Each district profile contains summary data on population characteristics and land area and use. Using 2010 Census information, these profiles are a great way to know your communities (age, ethnicity, household, income support, population changes), and each community […]
NYC Land Use – Fast Facts
NYC Land Use – Fast Facts – did you know that: Brooklyn leads the 5 boroughs in multi-family residential land use Queens has more lot area for parking than any other borough Manhattan devotes 25.4% of its land use to open spaces Find these and other land use fast facts at the Department of City […]
Divide (and Conquer) NYC Using the Address Translator
Is it possible for one address to be in Community District 09, Election District 91, Police Precinct 26, AND Congressional District 15??? YES! And to help you make sense of the different city agency-drawn boundaries, use the Address Translator – Geographic Information by Address at the Department of City Planning. Type in the address to […]
Welcome, Fall MS Students and Knight-Bagehot Fellows!
Welcome, new students! Just a few research tips from the Journalism Library: jump-start your electronic research with these databases scope out your beat with these resources don’t leave home without your Lexis Nexis and Factiva cheat sheet and a good place to start is always at the Journalism Library web page Also, for a copy […]
Welcome, Summer MS Students!
Welcome, 2010 Summer MS Students! Just a few library research tips as you begin your research: jump-start your electronic research with these databases scope out your beat with these resources don’t leave home without your Lexis Nexis and Factiva cheat sheet and a good place to start is always at the Journalism Library web page If […]
American Newspapers at Columbia University Libraries
Looking for a state-by-state list of all American newspapers available at Columbia University Libraries? This comprehensive list, arranged by state and city of publication, is a great place to start! It includes currently received paper issues, newspapers in microform, and newspapers available through our online database subscriptions. All call numbers (F, FA, FN, etc.) refer […]