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Research Center Services: Virtual Research Center

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

Navigating the Research Center virtually

First and foremost, hoping that everyone is keeping safe and healthy during this time. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Research Center's physical space will be closed until further notice.

For updates on the J-School's response, check out the following:

The Research Center will maintain virtual research services. Please read below for information on access, and check out our Research Services FAQ for further information.

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If you have any further questions/concerns, please email

Accessing E-Resources Remotely

Please use this A-Z link to access our databases off-campus.

Please use this full text search to access e-journals. 

J-School students, faculty and staff will use their CUNY ID to authenticate from off-campus.

For alumni and special patrons, please read this blog post for access information. 

Bloomberg Terminal Access

We encourage students to avoid their usage of the Bloomberg Terminal, unless absolutely necessary, and information cannot be found elsewhere, during the library closure due to COVID-19.

We ask that you make a 30 min appointment via the Bloomberg Access Calendar. If you no longer need the appointment, please cancel or reschedule. Please complete the following steps to access campus:

  • Please  download the Everbridge Health Screening App  It looks like this:  Everbridge.jpeg
  • Complete the health screening questionnaire (symptom checker) on the day you are coming to campus prior to your arrival. After completing the questionnaire, the app will notify you within 1-2 minutes if you have been approved to return to campus or not. 
  • Please enter through the 230 West 41st street entrance as the 40th street entrance is closed. Once cleared to enter the building, please proceed to the 3rd floor public safety desk. The on duty officer will verify that you have completed the health screening process and will allow access to the Bloomberg Terminal in the Research Center. 
  • Please reach out to should you have any questions prior to your arrival. 

The terminal will be disinfected between uses, and limited to one person at a time.

Public Safety will allow access to the terminal only if you have made an appointment.

Need research help? Make virtual appointments.

Please look at our Research Guides


If you require research assistance (i.e. Accurint reports, PACER access, questions about your reporting, etc), please schedule appointments via the following link.

If you do not see any appointments, or you can't make those appointment times, please email to arrange a date and time for assistance

Research Tools Checklist

We have a guide to help you navigate all of the different services available to you: Research Center Services

This checklist highlights the tools that require additional setup for you to use. Please use this checklist to make sure you have properly set up access. if you have any issues, contact

The link to the Research Tools Checklist is listed below:

You must be logged in with your J-School account to access.

Collection Access Restrictions

All CUNY libraries are now closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As of March 13, all overdue fines will be waived.

All existing loans will automatically be renewed.

As of March 16, there will be no loans from our physical collection.

There are no physical loans (ILL or reserves) until further notice.

If you need to return library materials, please refer to the Returning Library Materials box.

To find e-reserves, please use the following link. Print reserves are suspended. If you still have reserve needs, please read our reserve guide and/or email Tinamarie Vella for assistance.

We encourage the use of our e-book collections below, please use your CUNY ID to access these resources:

Proquest ebooks

EBSCO ebooks

Springer ebooks

Wiley ebooks

You can also check out our on-going series, E-Book Escapes, featured on our Research Center News blog

Returning Library Materials

If you need to return your library materials while we remain closed, please email Public Safety to arrange an appointment. This is only for the J-School community.

You can mail your books to the following address: 

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

ATTN: Library Materials Return

219 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor 

New York, NY 10018

If you have further questions about returning library materials, please feel free to email us at


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