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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

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 Trial: PBS Video Collection

We have a new trial available: The PBS Video Collection

The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface.The diverse subject matter of the included films makes this an important collection for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.

You can access this trial via this link:

But, it will only be available until May 17, 2014.

Please let us know if you like this resource, leave a comment or write us an email


The Powerful Effects of Short Writing

The upcoming Poynter NewsU Webinar The Powerful Effects of Short Writing will be broadcast on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 2:00pm ET

Can’t attend the live Webinar? We’ll have an archived replay available soon after the live session. Watch it at any time.

Access it for FREE at one of the Research Center terminals.

The One Hour Webinar goes hand-in-hand with How to Write Short and Well where you’ll learn the techniques to write short effectively.

Course Instructor:
Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, where he has taught writing since 1979. He is the author of the book Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer and course on Poynter’s NewsU The Writer’s Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use, and the book The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English. His latest work includes the book Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces and companion course on Poynter’s NewsU, Help! for Writers. He also blogs and chats about writing tools on You can follow him on Twitter at @RoyPeterClark.

New Trial Database: ISI Web of Knowledge

Please check out new database trial, ISI Web of Knowledge. This trial will be available until Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

During this trial, The following products and backyears will be available:

BIOSIS Previews®:  1969-present

Journal Citation Reports® on the Web:
— Science Edition 2008
— Social Sciences Edition 2008

Medline®: 1950 – present

Web of Science:
— Science Citation Index Expandedä 1975-present
— Social Sciences Citation IndexÒ 1975-present
— Arts & Humanities Citation Index® 1975-present
—Conference Proceedings Citation Index™
— Science: 1990-present
— Social Science & Humanities: 1990-present

Zoological Records®: 1978-present

To access this resource, please use the following link: ISI Web of Knowledge, if you are off-campus, you will need to use your library barcode to access this resource.

Please let us know if you find this resource useful, your feedback is much appreciated!

Using Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Looking for news segments?

The Research Center has a subscription to the Vanderbilt Television Archive. It has over 950,000 video news segments, complete with searchable abstracts. The archive includes evening news broadcasts from ABC (August 5, 1968 – present), CBS (August 5, 1968 – present), and NBC (August 5, 1968 – present), as well as FoxNews Reports (January 15, 2004 – present) and CNN since its starting date in 1980. The archive also contains ABC’s Nightline and Special Report coverage. We also have access to 400,000 CNN & NBC segments as well — you can access the service via our Databases A-Z page.

The Vanderbilt Television News Archive also provides a video loan service to individuals interested in viewing the archived materials from ABC, CBS, NBC, and FoxNews. Items ordered through the Vanderbilt Television News Archive Web site are available in DVD format and are eligible for an educational discount.

You may legally stream online or play items from DVDs into the classroom setting as long as it is for educational purposes. If streaming we have set up permalinks for easy quick access to the individual records.

If you have any questions about this resource — please let us know!

Guide to AP Services at the CUNY J-School

Here’s a little introductory guide to using AP Services at the J-School —

Within the first week of the Fall semester, you should have received an email to access to the AP Stylebook Online. If you still have not received your email, or if you need a reminder for your login/password. Please contact the Research Center at

Additionally, you should have received information about AP Exchange in your Craft courses. You can use AP Exchange to search for news stories and daybook assignments. To obtain the login information for this resource, please contact your Craft professor.

Last but not least, if you prefer, you can use Factiva to access the AP Daybook — follow the directions in the following blog post here. If you are off-campus, you will need your library barcode, which is affixed to the back of your ID card. If you do not have a barcode, please come to the Research Center during scheduled hours to obtain one.**

**This applies for all the databases listed on the Databases List.

STAT-USA to cease operations

After September 30, we will no longer have access to STAT-USA. STAT-USA provides vital economic, business, and international trade information, including the National Trade Data Bank, produced by STAT-USA, an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

The information available via STAT-USA will still be available, you will just need to search and bookmark particular web links to find it.

To help with the transition, please visit the STAT-USA/Internet Transition page, listed on the STAT-USA homepage before Friday, October 1, 2010.

These links will be archived and saved on our Subject Guides Wiki within the coming weeks for convenience’s sake.