Investigative Techniques: Academic Research

Locating Books

The Journalism Library has a collection of circulating books (that may be checked out) and reference books (that may be used in the library). Books in the J-Library (and other CU Libraries locations) may be found in CLIO, the library search interface.

Due to the nature of journalism, many books related to student research and interests are located at other Columbia Libraries. You can view the location map here.

Locating Academic Articles

To find academic journals, you can use two methods:

To find academic articles, databases produce the best results. For researching specific topics, use the tabs in this guide for different subjects to see suggested databases. If you're looking for another topic, or something that encompasses multiple topics, try one of the databases: