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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 research@journalism.cuny.edu

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.

Scan the News Using Google News Timeline

Don’t have time to check your favorite news outlets individually? Or perhaps, you were out of touch for several days and missed the local news. Use Google News Timeline to catch up on the news! It allows you to scan news across formats (web, newspaper, news magazines, etc.) and by time period (day, week, month, etc.). This tool provides a perfect way to see how coverage for a specific topic has shaped over time (e.g., health careĀ  reform) across the news landscape. You can even scan the news in a specific publication such as the New York Times or Daily News. Check it out!

Go to newstimeline.googlelabs.com and type in your search query, or select the timeframe you wish to scan!