Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd Sealy Library

Lloyd Sealy Library

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Amnesty International Library

Makes available the text of news and newsletters, reports, actions, press releases, and other information about human rights issues around the world.

Access level: Freely available to the public
CQ Almanac

Chronicles and analyzes major bills and legislation in the House and Senate from 1945 through 2012. Includes legislative overviews, key votes, vote studies, roll call votes and public laws.

Access level: John Jay
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CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly)

Weekly reports on the activities of the U.S. Congress including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. Coverage from 1983 to the present.

Access level: John Jay
Tech fee OneSearch
CQ Press Electronic Library

Provides access to CQ publications available online including CQ Almanac, CQ Researcher Plus Archive, CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly), Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America and Supreme Court Yearbook. Also provides access to these CQ resources now available on the Sage Knowledge Platform: Congress and the Nation, Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, Historic Document Series, Vital Statistics on American Politics and the Washington Information Directory. More about how to use CQ publications »

Access level: John Jay
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CQ Researcher Plus Archive

Explores a single hot issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.  Also Reports on international topics such as torture, nationalization of energy resources, peacekeeping around the world, etc. Coverage from 1923 to the present.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
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Crime Report (www.thecrimereport.org)

Comprehensive news service published by the Center for Media, Crime and Justice, at John Jay College, covering challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the United States.

Access level: John Jay
Ethnic Newswatch

Provides access to more than 200 newspapers, magazines and journals from the ethnic, minority and native press. Includes materials in Spanish. To find movie reviews limit the document type to movie review.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
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Fatal Encounters

National database of people killed during interactions with law enforcement since 2000. Content based on a combination of media sources, public documents and information uploaded by volunteers.   Users can search by name or by state,  then depending on results, can search by county, year, age, race or signs of mental illness.

Note: This database is a work in progress, and like any open web resource, seek to corroborate any data with other sources such as the Uniform Crime Reports database maintained by the FBI and accessible through the library website.

Access level: Freely available to the public
Films on Demand (Infobase Learning)

A comprehensive streaming video collection  of 1,000s of full length educational videos and clips covering a broad range of topics.

You can search by title, by keywords in segments, browsing titles alphabetically, and browsing or searching within the subject area. Most of the titles in the collection have closed-captioning and many have interactive transcripts.

Access level: John Jay
Tech fee OneSearch
Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy website including access to Foreign Policy Magazine

Alternate access via library barcode
Foreign Policy magazine

Access Foreign Policy magazine from 1970 to present and its website, which focuses on leading global issues in national security, technology, markets, and energy & resources.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
General OneFile

Access to articles in general periodicals, newspapers, reference books, as well as multimedia sources. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, and politics. (from NOVELny)

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
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Global Issues In Context

Focuses on issues beyond the United States, with news articles, videos, statistics, reference materials & some academic articles.  Includes foreign, English language newspaper articles written for readers in other countries.  User friendly; focus is on broad topics.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
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govinfo (U.S. government information)

govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government (replaced FDsys).

Publications on govinfo include:

  • Legislative, Executive, and Judicial content:
    • Bills and Statutes, congressional committee materials, and proceedings of Congress
    • Presidential and regulatory materials
    • Opinions from more than 100 U.S. courts
  • New content daily- Congressional Record, Federal Register, House and Senate Calendars
  • Multiple file formats- PDF documents, audio, photos, XML
  • Curated collections- Nancy Reagan tribute, documents related to the sinking of the Titanic
  • Digitized historical content- oldest dates back to 1793
  • High-profile publications- 9-11 Report, Post JFK Assassination Audio, Warren Commission Report and Hearings, Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, Nixon’s Watergate Grand Jury Testimony, and landmark legislation: Civil Rights Act and Obamacare
Access level: Freely available to the public
GreenFILE

Scholarly, government and general-interest information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
OneSearch
GREENR (Global Reference On The Environment/Energy/And Natural Resources)

Topics include global warming, food safety, access to health care, and the impact of economic development on international relations. Reader-friendly; may be especially appreciated by non-science majors and beginning science students.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
OneSearch
Infotrac Newsstand (now called Gale OneFile:News)

Provides access to thousands of newspapers from the U.S. and foreign presses including images, audio and video clips,  including, when available to the top five U.S. newspapers: The New York Times,The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Coverage from 1977 to the present. (from NOVELny)

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
National Newspapers Core (see US Major Dailies Collection)

Provides full text access to

  • The New York Times (1980-present)
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
  • Washington Post (1987-present)
  • Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
  • Chicago Tribune (1985-present)
Access level: John Jay
New York State Newspapers Infotrac

Access to a few dozen New York newspapers including the NY Post, The NY Times, The Informed Constituent (Albany), The Buffalo News, The Herald American (Syracuse) and Newsday (Long Island). (from NOVELny)

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
New York Times

Full text access to the New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast) from June 1, 1980 to present. (Part of  National Newpaper Core database).

Access level: John Jay
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources formerly found through the LexisNexisAcademic platform - including federal and state laws and cases, constitutions, municipal codes and law reveiw articles. The  interface  is designed to offer quick discovery across all content types. Register for a personal NexisUni id to use personalization features such as Alerts, saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents .

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: John Jay
Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, full-text magazine and newspaper articles, and multimedia on social issues (from NOVELny).

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega Edition

Provides access to general-interest periodicals published in the U.S. from 1983 to the present as well as comprehensive indexing to periodicals published from 1890 to 1982.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
Regional Business News

Covers regional business news in metro and rural areas within the United States.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
US Major Dailies Collecton (formerly National Newspapers Core)

Provides full text access to

  • The New York Times (1980-present)
  • Wall Street Journal (1984-present)
  • Washington Post (1987-present)
  • Los Angeles Times (1985-present)
  • Chicago Tribune (1985-present)
Access level: John Jay
Vital Statistics on American Politics

Provides summary data on political behavior such as voter turnout, election results, public opinion, media trends, campaign financing and more. Some charts provide data from the 1790s, but most focus on the 1940s to 2012. Data can be downloaded.

Access level: John Jay
Wall Street Journal

Fulltext of the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the Present.

Access level: John Jay
Wall Street Journal Digital - complimentary account

All members of the CUNY community can set up an individual account to the Wall Street Journal's digital edition.   

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World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean

Brings together primary source documents relating to Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news-feeds; reference materials; maps; statistics; audio and video. Covers  politics, economics, religion, culture, international affairs, the environment, science and technology.

Alternate access via library barcode
Access level: CUNY
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