Business/Social Sciences

The following electronic resources have been made available by special arrangement for Columbia University alumni and Friends of the Columbia Libraries.

Alumni may access these resources by using their Columbia UNI. Friends of the Columbia Libraries who are not graduates of the University may obtain a UNI by contacting the Libraries Development Office.

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Academic Journals and Sources


Business Source Premier: Alumni Edition
Provides nearly 1,100 full-text business magazines and journals in nearly every area of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, econometrics, economics, and more.


Access to CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online), a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.


JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
Provides full text and page images of over 1,000 leading scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication.


ProQuest databases [cross search available databases]
Access to thousands of full-text journals and newspapers across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.


Research Library
This database provides access to thousands of journals from Proquest's general reference database. Search a mix of scholarly journals, trade publications and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.


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ProQuest National Newspapers Premier
Access to almost 50 national and international newspapers.  Includes the Chicago Tribune and LA Times.

Additional resources recommended by Columbia Libraries

Butler Academic Commons

Academic Commons
Columbia University's digital repository where current faculty, students, and staff of Columbia and its affiliate institutions can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research. Content in Academic Commons is freely available to the public.

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Columbia University History Resources
Includes links to a series of informative timelines created in 2004 for Columbia's 250th anniversary website, a list of honorary degree recipients, presedential profiles, and links to the Bancroft and Pulitzer websites.


Digital Collections at Columbia University Libraries
An online resource based on some of Columbia Libraries' unique print materials.