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How to Access Science Journals and Scholarship Online

Looking for an encyclopedia of bugs you can get at home, or an idea for a chemistry experiment for a middle-schooler, or a citation to a research article in astrophysics or news of the latest trends in biotechnology? You can find most of this and more right at your local branch of The New York Public Library, or sometimes even at home.Read More ›

Free Succession Planning Workshop for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Are you an immigrant business owner? Start planning now for the future of your enterprises and your families.Read More ›

Financial Planning Day Draws A Crowd to SIBL... Again!

The Science, Industry and Business Library's spring edition of Financial Planning Day for 2015 drew record crowds. Read More ›

Guide for Freelancers, Creatives and Independent Contractors

You may be setting out on your own as a freelancer or small business owner, but you don't have to do it alone. You have the world-class resources of The New York Public Library to help you every step of the way, from the planning stages all the way through to retirement.Read More ›

Frank Sinatra’s Flight to the Moon

From his first job at the Rustic Cabin (earning $15 a week) to minting million dollar bills, tracing Sinatra's road to financial success.Read More ›

SIBL Salutes Its Volunteers

Taking a moment to thank the expert practitioners who offer presentations in SIBL's lunch time and after-work seminar series, and provide confidential one-on-one counseling and coaching to our patrons.Read More ›

Filing Taxes at SIBL

Once again The Science, Industry and Business Library offers two Tax Assistance programs. Fliers are available throughout SIBL and are reproduced here with a brief description of both programs. Please also consult Income Tax Information 2015 for tax filing help offered across the library.Read More ›

The Early Proposed Railways for New York City, Part 1

"Everybody in New York wants rapid transit, but, strange to say, the moment that anybody sets to work with a definite plan for its realization, they are vigorously opposed and the work prevented." Looking at some of the early proposed (and sometimes partially built) railways for New York City for which the Science, Industry and Business Library has visual materials.Read More ›

The Business of Toy Guns

Toys are a multi-billion dollar business. Toy guns are a small portion of that, but there are also laws restricting their sale.Read More ›

New Yearbook of the United Nations Launched

The Yearbook of the United Nations—published by the Department of Public Information and available at the NYPL—stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the organization. Read More ›

Sesame Street: Not a Kiddie Business

Sesame Street is beloved for its approach to childhood learning and development, but it is also an innovative business. SIBL has resources for you to learn more about the operations of the Sesame Workshop.Read More ›

SIBL Hosts 2014 NYC Small Business Technology Expo

On a rainy November 6 SIBL hosted The 2nd annual NYC Small Business Technology Expo. This free event is part of a citywide initiative supported by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, Citi Community Development, and the The NYC Small Business Technology Coalition.Read More ›

SIBL Participates in New York Business Expo & Conference

On October 30, 2014 SIBL's staff members once again participated in NYXPO at Javits Center. For nine years, this event has been the Northeast’s largest business to business trade show, conference and networking event for business owners and executives.Read More ›

2014 Financial Planning Day at SIBL - A Big Success!

On October 17, 2014 hundreds of people came to SIBL for classes, database presentations, counseling, coaching and to talk to Financial Fair Participants during our 2014 Financial Planning Day.Read More ›

Judge a Magazine by Its Cover: "Good Hardware"

This magazine did not deal with hardware in today’s meaning of this word. In the October 1921 issue there were articles on sporting goods, electrical goods, sewing machines, auto accessories, window displays, and general pieces on how to sell merchandise. Read More ›

Fashion Advertising A Hundred Years Ago

1914 was a very eventful year in the world, and in magazine advertising.Read More ›

Digital Railroad Materials, Part 2

Is there anybody out there who does not like trains? OK, perhaps more than a few people are fed up with their daily commute. Also, trains do sometimes fail us. It was very unfortunate that during the March Snowstorm of 1888 about seventy-five miles of the Long Island Railroad system was blockaded by the snow and that the street railroad system of Brooklyn became useless.Read More ›

William Curtis and "The Botanical Magazine, or, Flower-Garden Displayed"

The world's longest running botanical magazine was (eventually) named after its founder William Curtis (1746–1799), who was an English botanist and entomologist. From 1771 to 1777 Curtis worked as demonstrator of plants and Praefectus Horti at the Chelsea Physic Garden, which was established a century earlier by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants. Read More ›

Digital Railroad Materials, Part 1

The New York Public Library offers a tremendous amount of material in e-format. We have been purchasing e-books for years including e-text, e-audio, e-music, and e-video. E-books include both fiction and non-fiction. Among the latter is Christian Wolmar's The Great Railroad Revolution.Read More ›

Will Bicycles Save the Human Race?

Bicycles were first introduced in 19th century Europe and by now number approximately one billion worldwide, providing the principal means of transportation in many regions. In Bicycle: The History, David Herlihy noted the passions the introduction of bicycle aroused. Mark Twain (1835-1910) supposedly wrote: “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it—if you live.” Read More ›
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