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C19: The Nineteenth Century Index

On-Site Access Only
C19:  The Nineteenth Century Index is a one-stop finding tool covering multiple content types, providing records for millions of documents ranging from books and newspapers to government documents and periodicals at the article level. 
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Government and Law, Reference, Historical Newspapers
English

Cairn.Info

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Cairn.info is an online collection of French language periodicals and ebooks in the social sciences and humanities. 
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History, History of Europe, Language and Literature, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology
CAIRN was formed in 1995 by four European publishing houses (Belin, De Boeck, La Découverte and Erès).  The collection is currently comprised of 324 titles from more than 40 publishers, teaching institutions and learned societies.
Français

Cambridge Core

Library Card Required
Access to the full text of over 500 books published by Cambridge University Press and covering the humanities, social and natural sciences, medicine, and English language teaching.  Please note: NYPL has access to content published beginning in 2015.  All other titles provide access to tables of contents and indices only.  Formerly known as Cambridge Books Online (CBO). 
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Art, Business, Government and Law, Law, Health and Medicine, History, History of Europe, History of the Ancient World, United States History, Language and Literature, English and American Literature, Performing Arts, Dance, Film, Music, Philosophy, Science, Electronic books, Religion, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Statistics, Theatre
Some titles can be viewed as PDFs, which can then be printed or saved locally. Others must be viewed within the Cambridge Books Online database, and can be printed only.
English

Canadiana Discovery Portal

A free service that enables users to search across the valuable and diverse digital collections of Canada’s libraries, museums and archives.
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World History, Language and Literature, Library Catalogs
It provides access to a wealth of digital material such as books, journals, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, post cards, sheet music, audio and video files about Canadian's heritage.
English

Capital Changes (Formerly Capital Changes Reporter)

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This database provides over 100 years of U.S. corporate actions data on events such as mergers & acquisitions, spin-offs, exchange offers and reorganizatiions for their tax consequences. Also includes U.S. offerings from foreign corporations.
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Business, Finance, Stocks
English

Career Cruising

Library Card Required
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)

Library Card Required
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

Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876)

Library Card Required
Includes the first series of Caribbean titles digitized from the American Antiquarian Society's collections. More than 140 newspaper titles, from 22 countries are covered in this database, providing primary source content on colonial history, slave trade, and commerce.  Background information and search tips for this database.  Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of Readex/Newsbank.
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History, United States History, World History, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, African American Studies, American Studies, Latin American Studies
English

Castle Garden Immigration Center

The castlegarden.org site no longer exists. This resource has been removed. All of the information that was on their site is accessible from the following resources: Ancestry Library Edition and FamilySearch
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Genealogy, New York City History
English

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

This is the tool for identifying U.S. government publications from all branches of government in all formats.  Mostly starting with 1976, the CGP will eventually encompass documents going back to the 19th century.  This is the authoritative source of cataloging for these publications and includes advanced search options.  It also provides links to online publications.  For publications before 1976 the printed Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications should be consulted.  
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Government and Law, Reference, Political Science
English