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Must-know Databases for Journalists - CUNY J-School Research Center - bit.ly/must-know
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Database linkAccess remotely?DescriptionNotes
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ACCURINTSee Barbara GrayPublic records and people finding database. After you’ve tried Spokeo, ReferenceUSA and LexisNexis Public Records for people finding, see Barbara Gray and she’ll run an Accurint search for you.
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BIOGRAPHY REFERENCE BANKUse barcodeBiographical information database.
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CITIZEN AUDITSecure loginDatabase of searchable non-profit 990s
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CUNY RESEARCH CENTER HOMEPAGEUse barcodeDatabases, tipsheets and research guides
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CUNY J-SCHOOL RESEARCH CENTER GUIDESUse linkGuides by topic on research for reporting
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NYC COMMUNITY DISTRICT RESEARCH RESOURCESUse linkGuide to research resources on NYC CDs and neighborhoods
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FACTIVAUse barcodeNews archive database with emphasis on business publications like Wall Street Journal. Also has comprehensive database of company data.
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GOOGLE SCHOLARFree online
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GUIDESTARSecure loginDatabase of nonprofit organizations, includes access to financial filings.
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HISTORICAL NYTUse barcodeThe historical archive of the New York Times.
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JSTORUse barcodeDatabase of scholarly journals. We don't have access to all of the Jstor Libries, if you can't access an article you need, ask at the Research Center.
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LEADERSHIP DIRECTORIESUse barcodeDatabase of contact information
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LEXISNEXIS ACADEMICUse barcodeNews archive and court case database.
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NEXIS (LEXISNEXIS) Public RecordsCome to Research Center, we'll log you in.Access to public records database and contacts. Single login, see the Research Center.
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MERGENTUse barcodeCompany reports, both domestic and international and annual reports. Includes info on small businesses.
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NEW YORK CITY GREEN BOOK ONLINE Free onlineDirectory of NYC Agency Contacts (NYS too)
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NEW YORK TIMES DIGITALRegisterFull access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps (not iPad)
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STATISTAUse barcodeStatista is a searchable database of statistics, studies, surveys, polls, infographics and more
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REFERENCE USAUse barcodePeople finding and business contacts database
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SCIENCE DIRECTUse barcodeDatabase of journal articles
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SOCIAL EXPLORERUse barcodeDemographics data for NYC and the U.S. from the Census
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SPOKEOUse barcodePeople finding database
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TVEYESUse barcodeVideo on-demand site, search video of television broadcasts from around the world.
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WALL STREET JOURNAL DIGITAL RegisterFull access to WSJ.com on your desktop, and handheld devices
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