Tag Archives: AP

Resource Spotlight: AP Stylebook Online

AP Stylebook OnlineNeed 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:


(This resource is available only to current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University)

AP Daybook Mnemonic Change in Factiva!

Are you one of the many that rely on Factiva to get the Associated Press New York City daily schedule?  Then please note this important change!

The mnemonic search string used in the search box in Factiva has changed from:  ny day schedule to:    

nyc daybook

As always, do not insert punctuation, quotation marks, search connectors or parentheses, and BEFORE running the search, remember to un-check the box under "More Options" below for "obituaries, sports, calendars."

Resource Spotlight: AP Multimedia Archive

Haven’t tried the AP Multimedia Archive yet?  (Access restricted to current Columbia affiliates.)  Here’s some of what you’re missing…

  • Photographs taken by AP photographers, back to 1844, searchable by caption (try keywords Lincoln funeral car, then click Search)
  • Radio reports (try keyword Hindenburg, click the “Audio” option on the left-hand menu, then click Search)
  • Info-graphics (try keyword nuclear, click the “Graphics PDF” options on the left-hand menu, then click Search)
  • But wait, there’s more!  If you click the “Help” link from the left menu, you can find out how to do special searches of photos, by concept, color, and more…

    Don’t forget, this material is copyrighted to the Associated Press.  If you use it in a school project, credit the AP Multimedia Archive.  And if you want to sell a piece, you must seek clearance from the AP if you are incorporating their work into yours.

    How to…Get the AP Day Schedule

    If you want to pull up the New York daily schedule from the Associated Press, and are not in a Journalism School computer lab with access to the ENPS system, just connect to Factiva) (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates). 

    Once connected, in the “Free Text” box at the top, type:

    nyc daybook

    exactly as they appear above.  Then, select a date or date range (e.g. In the last week, In the last day, Enter a date range, etc.)

    BEFORE running the search, verify under the “More Options” section at the bottom that the option to exclude “obituaries, sports, calendars” has not been checked (if it has, just un-check it).

    Then, run your search!