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.


Proquest 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.


Sage full text collection
Access to the full text of over 600 scholarly journals and publications


Sage Knowledge
SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles and more.


Sage Research Methods
Tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with advanced search and discovery tools.



Proquest Alternative Press Watch
Provides full-text articles for over 210 publications of the alternative and independent presses, from 1970 to current


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


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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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.