Government Information 101: Part 1, U.S. Gov Basics

New to the U.S., or just need to brush-up on some government basics? Here's a quick run-down of U.S. government at various levels and how to find government information. (I'll be writing two follow-up posts that tell where to find primary source information for each branch of government, and show an example of a gov […]

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Finding Building & Property Information

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 […]

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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 journalism@libraries.cul.columbia.edu for more information, to ask research […]

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Fair Use Refresher

Copyright can be confusing, and that confusion can cost you time, money, as well as affect your mission to inform the public.  It's always a great time to reacquaint yourself with the tenets of fair use.  Columbia Libraries Copyright Advisory Office has a number of resources to help you understand fair use, including What is […]

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Creating Search Strings Using LexisNexis & Factiva

Ready to create more advanced search strings using LexisNexis Academic and Factiva?  Learn how using the LexisNexis and Factiva Cheat Sheet.  Try your hand at connectors, proximity operators, and segment searching! Win a Columbia University Libraries travel mug if you can answer the following: how would you construct a search string to find articles by […]

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Bloomberg Basics

Bloomberg Basics will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.  Instruction sessions are offered at the Digital Social Science Center in Lehman Library, and be sure to check out the Bloomberg Help Guide for navigation commands and tips. March 11, 10am ~ 11am – register here! April 1, 10am ~ […]

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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 […]

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Resource Spotlight: AP Stylebook Online

Need a convenient way to check the AP Stylebook?  Try Columbia University Libraries new online version – AP Stylebook Online!  This online version offers the same A-Z guide to usage, spelling, and punctuation, and offers a pronunciation guide with audio files. Bookmark this resource at the following URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?clio7793945 (This resource is available only to current faculty, […]

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