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Master’s Project/Thesis Resources

Getting started on your master's project or thesis? Here at the Journalism Library, we have lots of resources to help you get started! If you'd like to look at master's projects/theses from past students, you can access the 2010-2013 ones in Journalism. The 2009 and earlier projects/theses are located on the second floor of Lehman Library. Use our Master's Projects and Theses Index to find specific titles or authors.

Doing some background research? Tackling an academic subject or something not adequately tracked by publicly available sources? Try searching in our library databases. For science topics, try Scopus or Web of Science; for humanities, social sciences, and general topics, try ProQuest or Academic Search Complete.

Looking for books on writing, editing, or copy-editing? We've got them, as well as online access to the AP Stylebook!

Want to save all your links, articles, and resources in one spot? Want to make formatting your citations easy? Try using Zotero!

Still not finding what you need? Email or tweet Starr, your Journalism Librarian, with any questions or to request a research appointment. I'm happy to help!

Students Reading Periodicals

Alumni Library Privileges

graduationCongratulations on your upcoming graduation!  Wondering what Columbia library privileges you'll have after graduation?  Here's the scoop:

Your Columbia UNI and password will continue to give you electronic access to library resources for a grace period of about 6 months after graduation (assuming you were registered during the spring semester).  The Library Information Office (LIO) encourages you to continue to use your UNI during the grace period for all eresource access (electronic databases, ebooks, ejournals), and after this time, you may obtain an alumni ID card through LIO.  The cost is $5 payable with Visa, MasterCard or personal check (cash is not accepted).  Borrowing privileges may be purchased for $30 per month.

Library Information Office
201 Butler Library
535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027

(212) 854-7309, lio@columbia.edu

Once you are registered as an alum, there is a special libraries gateway for Columbia University Libraries Alumni & Friends through which you may access all electronic resources for alumni – https://alumni-friends.library.columbia.edu/eresources.html – including premium datababses made available by special arrangement just for you!  For a complete list, please go to the E-Resources for Alumni and Friends page.  And be sure to check the newspapers collection!

Columbia Libraries Via Your Mobile Device

Exciting news!  Now you can use your mobile device for fast access to many of the libraries' resources – http://m.library.columbia.edu – including:  

  • CLIO
  • News & Events
  • Library Hours
  • Ask a Librarian
  • Facebook & Twitter

Don't leave home without this bookmark!

Research Consultations at the Journalism Library

Need some research assistance with your project or thesis second draft?  We can help!  Come to the Journalism Library, meet with Cristina Ergunay (who is back from leave and available on Wednesdays and Thursdays) or one of her colleagues.  Send email to journalism@libraries.cul.columbia.edu to set up a research consultation. 

Have a quick question and need an immediate answer?  Try Ask a Librarian instant message service!

Library Study Spaces

butler.2008-04-30.DSC_9015We’ve all been there. You’ve got a huge exam in the morning, but you can’t tear yourself away from all those DVRed episodes of "The Bachelor," right? You need to find a place to study, free of all the distractions of home, but you’d also like it to stay open late, and be in close proximity to food?

The Study Spaces page of the Columbia University Libraries website breaks down all the library study spaces on campus by the features they offer, including which libraries offer quiet spaces, rooms for group work, and spaces providing close proximity to food. Find the right space for you and hit the books!  (Red Bull not included)

 

Database Spotlight: Ethnic NewsWatch

Looking to search ethnic and minority newspapers? Try Ethnic NewsWatch!

Ethnic NewsWatch (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates), a full-text database of newspapers and journal articles from ethnic, minority, and native press.  Ethnic NewsWatch includes both English and Spanish languages titles from across the U.S., and the interface includes the ability to narrow your search by ethnic group, lets you search by keyword, date, title of publication, etc., and has a translation feature.

Database Spotlight – Leadership Library

LeadershipLibrary-JournalistsbyBeat

Looking for contact information for journalists or media organizations?  Check out the

Leadership Library

database – explore journalists by industry beat using the interactive map, find the editorial contacts of a media organization.

 

QR code for CLIOmobile

Have you tried CLIOmobile, the mobile version of Columbia’s online catalog?

Scan the QR code here:

Bookmark it here: http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?cliomobile

CLIOmobile

CLIOmobile

From CLIOmobile, you can:

  • Search CLIO
  • Save items to ‘My List’
  • Email records
  • Check your Library Account, renew books
  • Place recalls

Try it today!