Alumni Resources

Sign up here for Alumni access to premium research databases, made possible by special arrangement through CUNY J-School’s Research Center.

For $60 a year you will receive 12 months of access to the following research tools (as well as access to borrow print materials from our Research Center collection):

  • Access World News  (full text info from over 600 regional/state/national and over 700 international sources)
  • ReferenceUSA (find business and residential information and contacts)
  • Social Explorer (explore census data and demographic information, with handy reporting and mapping tools)
  • Mango Languages (an online language-learning system, with over 30 languages to choose from)

Alumni must be in good standing with the Research Center, and other CUNY libraries. All CUNY libraries must be paid, and your account must be cleared in order to receive alumni privileges. If you are unsure of your status, please email for assistance.

You will receive your alumni barcode for the following resources within 5 business days, if you do not, please contact the Research Center (email: