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120 Years of Indian Motorcycles

Learn about the historical and modern motorcycles in numerous trade publications, available at the Science, Industry and Business Library.Read More ›

19th Century Innovations from The Mechanics' Magazine

The New York Public Library holds one of the most comprehensive collections of British patents dating back to the 17th century (30,000+ volumes!). Publications such as The Mechanics Magazine, founded by a Scottish patent agent, described many patented inventions.Read More ›

Celebrating SIBL: A Bibliography of Works About the "Miracle on Madison Avenue"

Since the Science, Industry and Business Library opened on May 2, 1996—at the time considered a "Miracle on Madison Avenue" by The New York Times—its stunning setting, wide range of resources and services, and great array of offerings have attracted the attention of pundits, industry experts, and information professionals.Read More ›

October 27 in Science, Industry and Business History

October 27 is a day remembered for a number of reasons throughout history: It is the 300th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; famous people were born on this day (Niccolò Paganini, in 1782 and

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Medicare Counseling at SIBL

Medicare Counseling is here at the Library: We invite you to visit a Medicare counselor at the Science, Industry and Business Library.Read More ›

A Decade of Exhibits at the Science, Industry and Business Library: 1999-2009

This October, for the first time in seven years, SIBL will once again host an exhibition in Healy Hall, No Home to Go To, from the Balzekas Museum in Chicago. Below is the list of past exhibitions held at the Science, Industry and Business Library.Read More ›

Getting Funded: SIBL's First Business Financing Fair Is a Success

The Business Financing Fair had representatives from both traditional and alternative sources of funding who answered questions from start-ups and established businesses. Read More ›

20 Years of Books Researched at the Science, Industry and Business Library

As SIBL prepares to mark the twentieth anniversary of its opening on May 2, 1996, one sure way to illustrate the depth and diversity of its rich research collections is the following selective list of book publications whose authors credit SIBL resources—bibliographic and human—in their acknowledgements.Read More ›

We'll Come to You: A Roundup of 2015 Outreach at SIBL

Over the years, SIBL has partnered with 100+ tri-state government agencies, NGOs, not for profits, schools, proprietary institutes, professional associations, and colleges. Shouldn't yours be next?Read More ›

Matching Patrons with Expert Practitioners: SIBL's Year in Programs and Classes

Last year the Business Library offered 320+ sessions, repeating frequently those most in demand. Look for these and more in the year ahead.Read More ›

Bed, Bath and Flying Machines: Highlights from SIBL's Public Domain Collection

There are 2,000 images from the Science, Industry and Business collection in the recent public domain release. Here is some of what you can find.Read More ›

Back in the U.S.S.R.: The Color Red in Early Advertising

How and why does red make us want to buy?Read More ›

Alice in Other Wonderlands

With everything that has been written about Alice in Wonderland, where do we start? Perhaps with a little help from Lewis Carroll himself.Read More ›

New York StartUp! 2015 Enters Its Final Stage

New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition is offered annualy by the Science, Industry and Business Library of The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation. Read More ›

The Early Proposed Railways for New York City, Part 2

Beach Pneumatic Transit Company built 312 feet of tunnel under Broadway from Warren Street to Murray Street. It closed in 1873 and the tunnel was used for a while as a shooting gallery, but even that did not pay, and for years the tunnel was neglected and the entrance was closed by an iron grating. Read more about the subway that could have been. Read More ›

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 ›
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