THE CUNY J-SCHOOL RESEARCH CENTER
Barbara Gray, Distinguished Lecturer and Interim Chief Librarian
Tinamarie Vella, Access Services Manager
Main Phone: (646) 758-7728/7730
The CUNY J-School Research Center is dedicated to providing students and faculty with the latest research training, tools and resources for journalists.
We have a collection of over 100 research databases with an emphasis on news and data resources. Students and faculty can email research questions to Barbara or Tinamarie or stop by the Research Center for research help on deadline stories.
The Research Center collaborates with a corps of news research pros who teach students research methods for reporting as part of the J-School’s core Craft of Journalism classes. Research sessions include: Finding People, Beyond Google: Advanced Web Searching and Social Media Research for Reporting.
Our web site has a trove of research tip-sheets and guides prepared by news research pros like Backgrounding People and Businesses, Legal Docs and Court Info in Reporting and Census Data for Reporting.
The Research Center features a collection of approximately 2,000 print volumes and 40,000+ electronic books. Students, faculty and staff have access to over 4 million items via CUNY’s Open Access Policy. The Research Center offers faculty, staff and students invaluable services such as interlibrary loan and reserves.
Our print magazine and journal collection provides local, regional and global coverage. The newspaper collection is largely New York City focused (i.e., The New York Times, The Daily News, New York Post, etc.) along with several other key U.S. newspapers, such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Through the generosity of several donors, the Research Center has developed a robust print collection of historical works about the field, outstanding journalists, notable media families and corporations. Other subject tracts include literary works by and about journalists, trends and issues in the profession, national organizations in the field, as well as works about New York City.
Students can also use the resources on-campus at any of the CUNY libraries. A current validated Graduate School of Journalism ID card, with a library patron barcode from our campus serves as the library card.