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ECON 3061: Economics Senior Thesis (Ananat)

Prof. Elizabeth Ananat, Fall 2021

Popular economics news sources

Wall Street Journal via the newspaper website

  • Columbia University students, faculty, and staff have full access to WSJ.com through Columbia University Libraries
    Sign up for an account on the CUL Registration Page.. Be sure to use your @columbia.edu email address. 
  • Faculty and staff need to validate their memberships once a year on our CUL Registration Page. Student accounts should stay active until graduation.
  • For more information, see this guide.
     

Wall Street Journal via Factiva

  • Please be sure to use this link (also available from the CLIO record). It will prompt you for your UNI in order to grant you access to our subscription.
  • Factiva is our best way to see the full text of late breaking news from the Wall Street Journal; content from WSJ.com is uploaded to Factiva throughout the day.
  • Finding specific articles:
    • If you see an article on WSJ.com behind a paywall, use this link to search WSJ in Factiva.
    • Enter the article title in the Free Text Search box to find the full text.
    • Article titles sometimes vary between wsj.com and the newspaper, so you may need to do broader keyword searches when trying to find an article cited on the web site. Here's an example from the University of Chicago’s library Factiva search tips:
      • Web version: Home runs are no longer paying the bills (Link is behind WSJ paywall)
      • Factiva version: Homers No Longer Pay the Bills
  • Browsing:
    • This isn’t super intuitive. Let me know if you have questions! See the screenshot below, too.
    • To see all articles published on a given day:
      • Select “Search” in the top bar to get to a blank Free Text Search box.
      • Make sure the Query Genius Mode is enabled in the top right hand side of the page.
      • Enter wc>1 in the search box. This tells Factiva to give you all articles with word counts greater than one word.
      • Under the search box, select Date - your options include in the last day/week/month/etc. You can also enter a specific date range. 
      • Under Date, select Source. This will give you a search box and let you search for Wall Street Journal. I usually select “The Wall Street Journal - All sources”, but you can also specify just the online version or just the newspaper.

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Wall Street Journal via ProQuest

  • Please be sure to use this link (also available from the CLIO record ). It will prompt you for your UNI in order to grant you access to our subscription. ProQuest uploads WSJ content only once a day and does not have the current day’s news.
  • However, it’s much easier to browse content if you are interested in seeing a list of articles published on a given day, provided that day is yesterday or earlier.
  • Browsing:
    • Use this link to search WSJ in ProQuest.
    • Navigate down to “Browse specific issues”.
    • Select the day you wish to review.

Financial Times

The Economist via the magazine website

  • Please be sure to use this link (also available from the CLIO record). It will prompt you for your UNI in order to grant you access to our subscription.
  • If you want to search The Economist through a more robust database, you can also access it in ProQuest .

New York Times via the newspaper website

  • Columbia University students, faculty, and staff have full access to NYtimes.com through Columbia University Libraries
    Sign up for an account on the CUL Registration Page.. Be sure to use your @columbia.edu email address. 
  • Student accounts expire in December of the anticipated graduation year entered when registering for an account. Access will expire after four years for current faculty and staff and can be renewed. This subscription does not include access to The New York Times Crosswords (Games) or Cooking apps.
  • For more information, see this guide.

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