Fall Book Drive returns…

The Research Center will hold our annual book drive to continue our efforts with Better World Books.

We have been donating books through Better World Books since April 2010.

You can start bringing in your gently used books
(no reference books please) starting on Monday, September 21, 2015. The book drive will go on until Monday, December 7, 2015

The donation drop box is located in front of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Research Center. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page to pledge your support, and spread the word!

Silk: a data tool for your research

Please consider using this product, Silk, for your data gathering needs. Silk is a place to publish your data, watch this brief 80 second video from them:


Be aware that this data will be curated by Silk for commercial purposes in the future.

Here are some examples of Silk  used by media organizations:


Also, here are some data projects by media and research organizations, including Silk themselves:

https://ijnet-journalism-safety.silk.co/ – icfj.org started this one

data.fatalencounters.org (this is actually on the fatal encounters domain)
http://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/ (this is a project for HRW)
http://clematis-street-restaurants.silk.co/ – this was built by Palm Beach Post with two Silk embeds
http://smex.silk.co/ – This is a data story by a leading arabic digital rights NGO
http://naming-the-dead.silk.co/ – This story was done on Silk and was named one of three MJ Bear Fellows from ONA for young journalists.
http://google-self-driving-car-incidents.silk.co/ – This is Silk’s own data story using Google Car Crash Data (trapped in PDFs – we liberate into Silk)



Check out the latest STEM resources available!

The following Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resources are now available for use!

These resources can be useful to any concentration. Please check them out!

Click below for access (remember, if you are off-campus, please use your 14-digit barcode, if you need assistance, email research@journalism.cuny.edu)

CINAHL Complete

Access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons

IEEE Xplore

Access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics


Access to a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and more than 30,000 books.


Access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.

Wiley Online Library

Access to online editions of the majority of Wiley’s 400+ scientific, technical, medical and professional journals

New Resource: eMarketer

A new CUNY-wide subscription to eMarketer is now available.

You can check it out here: eMarketer

eMarketer collects data from thousands of sources to give a complete view of digital marketing, media and commerce. This resource includes analyst reports, daily research articles and e-business and online marketing statistics

Watch this video below to get started:


Check out our new resource: Statista

Statista is a searchable database of statistics, studies, dossiers, infographics and more, from over 100,000 vetted sources. To access Statista, please use the following link: Statista

If you are off-campus, please enter your 14-digit barcode for access.

Check out the video tutorials from Gabrielle Annala (of Loyola Libraries) – click here for the Introduction to Statista to get started.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at research@journalism.cuny.edu, or stop by during scheduled hours.