Research 101: Getting Started with Biography Research

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 4 - 5 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Event Details

Join us for an introductory session on utilizing the New York Public Library's vast collections for biography research. In this session, you will specifically learn about:

  • common source types for biographical research
  • where and how to find these materials in multiple formats at the Library 
  • specialized strategies for fine-tuning your search
  • how to connect with librarians for additional support

This session is especially suitable for beginner researchers, those new to NYPL, and those looking to enhance their research and writing projects with biographical information. Researchers of all levels are welcome. Please come prepared to engage in some informal interactive activities.

collage of biographical sources related to Marsha P. Johnson

  • Class Format: Hands on
  • Audience: Adults
Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing