Articles & Databases

Explore our collection of hundreds of online resources and databases. Use our free online content to help with your research, whether it's finding a single article, tracing a family tree, learning a new language, or anything in between.

Brainfuse

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Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is an easy, intuitive and engaging resource for all ages and levels. Consists of homework help, skills building, writing lab, foreign language lab, robust lessons from a broad range of subjects. Now includes Online Resume Lab, Career Resources, and Adult Learning Center. Access to this resource is open to all NYPL cardholders linked to to any of NYPL's neighborhood branches.  
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Homework Help
English

Business Collection

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Nearly 4,000 leading business, trade, and news publications covering accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management & strategy, and business theory & practice.  This content was previously divided into multiple databases: PROMT, European Business ASAP, Business Index ASAP, Business & Company ASAP, General Business File, and Business International & Company Profiles. 
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Business, Finance, Market Research, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Economics, Technology
PROMT is a magazine and newspaper index for companies and industries focusing on markets and products around the world.
English

Business Insights: Essentials

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Business Insights provides in depth coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories and full text periodical articles. Formerly known as Business & Company Resource Center. Investment Reports - to access investment reports, instead of choosing "Investment Reports" from the "Companies" dropdown options, you must go to a specific company profile and access the investment reports from the side bar. 
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Business, Advertising, Company Directories, Finance, Industry Surveys and Profiles, Imports and Exports, Market Research, Stocks, Reference, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Statistics
English

Business Source Complete

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The Business Source Complete database includes full text business journals and magazines, covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more. 
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Business, Finance, Industry Surveys and Profiles, Market Research, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Economics
Includes Market Research results from Datamonitor.
English

Career Cruising

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Privacy Policy: This database collects personal information from users as part of its service. This information is stored by the vendor that creates the database and is subject to that vendor's private policy. We encourage you to read that vendor's private policy. The information you enter into this database is not stored by The New York Public Library. Career Cruising is a comprehensive bilingual (English and Spanish) interactive multimedia source which features profiles and information on hundreds of occupations, 2 and 4 year college and universities, and financial aid, including scholarship opportunities.
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Jobs
Español

Career Insider (Vault)

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Temporary remote access with a library card. Premier career and job resource. Note: Library users must create an account with their name and email address.  Find career guides, industry guides, company & employer profiles, articles, resume guides and more. Find Industry overviews, career path, salary ranges, industry outlook and more.  
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Jobs
English

LearningExpress Library

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Test preparation materials and interactive practice exams that will help people improve their scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams, including the PSAT, SAT, GED replacement, TASC, test, and other exams. 
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Jobs, Homework Help, Education
Keep in mind that Learning Express suggests users provide an email address when registering for an account. This is not required, but suggested in case a patron forgets their login. For more information, please refer to the Learning Express Privacy Policy: http://www.learningexpresshub.com/productengine/LELIndex.html#/learningexpresslibrary/one/library-privacy-policy
English

LinkedIn Learning - Lynda

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LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com, is an online educational site that features thousands of courses and video tutorials where you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests. Users will need to create accounts in order to track course progress, create playlists of potential coursework, and keep course notes. Patrons should refer to LinkedIn's Privacy Policy and Website Use Policy before starting. To log in, please click on "Get Started" and enter your NYPL library card number or username and your PIN.  
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Art, Business, Jobs, Technology
Please note that you can only access course content through the NYPL's LinkedIn Learning login page, and not by directly visiting the LinkedIn Learning homepage. Also note that NYPL's LinkedIn Learning accounts are now accessible through mobile devices and applications. For Mobile users: 1. Download the LinkedIn Learning app from Google Play / App Store 2. Open the app 3. Select - "Sign In" 4. Select "Sign in with your library card" 5. You'll be prompted to "Enter your Library ID". Tap on the box and enter "nypl" (all lowercase, no quote marks) 6. Use your NYPL library card number or username and PIN and click on "Continue". First time users will be prompted to select topics of interest.
English

Plunkett Research Online

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Industry trends, market research.  Attention NYPLcardholders for remote access during Covid-19 library closing : After connecting to the database next click on the tab "Subscriber Log in" on right of screen to get into the database. ** Please remember to click to LOG OUT when done, don't just switch to another database. The library has a limited number of licenses for this database and if you do not log out other library users will not be able to access.   
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Business, Industry Surveys and Profiles, Market Research
English

Reference Solutions

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Reference Solutions, formerly known as Reference USA, provides addresses, sales information, executives, for over 16 million verified businesses, and now includes job listings. 
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Business, Advertising, Company Directories, Industry Surveys and Profiles, Jobs, Market Research, Reference, Directories, Telephone directories
English

Small Business Reference Center

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Is a one-stop-shop for introductory business information.   It provides general operational information for any type of business with searchable advisory videos.  It has state-specific startup guides and a broad range of industry information including articles and market research reports.  It also provides the fulltext of the business-related guides from the Nolo Press.  
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Business, Industry Surveys and Profiles, Market Research
To access the Business Plans Handbook volumes, formerly available in the Small Business Resource Center, they are accessible in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
English

Vocations and Careers OneFile (Gale)

This resource aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.
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Business, Industry Surveys and Profiles, Jobs, Education
English