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This guide will help you better navigate through all of the resources that we have to offer!


Welcome to The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York Research Center!

This guide will help you learn about how you can use the Research Center on campus or remotely.

If you have any questions, email

       students reading, surrounded by bookshelves, in the Research Center

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Newsletter Archive

A PDF archive of our newsletters, please download below:

About the Research Center

The Newmark J-School Research Center is dedicated to providing students and faculty with the latest research training, support, tools and resources for journalists.

The Research Center also acts as a News Research Desk for students, faculty and staff at the J-School. Barbara Gray (Chief Librarian and Former Director of News Research at the New York Times) and Tinamarie Vella (Library Manager) are available in person or via email to help with your research questions on deadline.

The Research Center collaborates with news research pros from the New York Times, Time Magazine, and ProPublica, to teach students research methods for reporting as part of the J-School’s core Craft of Journalism classes. Research sessions include: Finding People, Beyond Google: Advanced Web Searching, and Social Media Research for Reporting.
Our website has a trove of research guides and tipsheets, like:

The Research Center features a collection of over 2,000 print volumes and 40,000+ electronic books. Students, faculty and staff have access to over 4 million items via CUNY’s Open Access Policy. The Research Center offers faculty, staff and students services such as interlibrary loan and reserves.
Through the generosity of several donors, the Research Center has developed a robust print collection of historical works about the field, outstanding journalists, notable media families and corporations. Other subject tracts include literary works by and about journalists, trends and issues in the profession, national organizations in the field, as well as works about New York City.

Code of conduct

To ensure the Research Center offers an equally conducive learning environment for all users, the following basic rules of conduct have been established.

  • All materials, equipment, or property should be checked out before being removed from the center.
  • Materials should be returned to the center when due, or renewed.
  • Mutilating library materials by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions of pages, removing binding, removing electronic theft devices, using post-its and paper clips or in any other way damaging or defacing library materials is prohibited.
  • Users shall adhere to copyright laws, especially paying attention to the systematic downloading, printing, or disseminating content from CUNY-licensed electronic resources which is in violation of copyright laws.
  • Food or drink should be enjoyed outside of the Research Center. Any food and drink found on tables or desktops in the Center will be removed by staff.
  • Users are responsible for the security of their own property.
  • Maliciously accessing, altering, deleting, damaging or destroying any computer system, network computer program or data is prohibited. Consequences for such actions will include suspension of library privileges and may result in the expulsion from the program.

These rules are guided by the Graduate School of Journalism’s Code of Ethics.