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Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

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Provides full text, digital images of books, pamphlets, broadsides and periodicals published in America from 1639-1800.  Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of Readex/Newsbank.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
History, United States History, Language and Literature, Manuscripts and Rare Books, American Studies
The Early American Imprints, Series I is based on American Bibliography: A Chronological Dictionary of all Books, Pamphlets, and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America from the Genesis of Printing in 1639 Down to and Including the Year 1800 by Charles Evans, and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American Bibliography. The database also includes an additional 1,200 titles, supplied by the American Antiquarian Society, that are not included in the microfiche collection.
English

Early American Imprints, Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)

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Provides full-text, digital images of books, pamphlets, broadsides, state papers and government publications published in America from 1801-1819.  Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of Readex/Newsbank.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
History, United States History, Language and Literature, Manuscripts and Rare Books, American Studies
Early American Imprints, Series II is based on American Bibliography, 1801-1819 by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. The database includes more than 36,000 items, over 4 million page images and an additional 3,600 new items not covered in the original microform set.
English

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

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Provides full text, digital images of every book printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and every book in the English language printed abroad, from 1475 to 1700.  
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
History, Language and Literature, English and American Literature, Philosophy, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Religion, Social Sciences
EEBO contains Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue of printed materials published in the English language from 1475 to 1640, Wing's Short-Title Catalogue of works dating from 1641 to 1700, and Thomason Tracts, a compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661. The books in EEBO are presented as scanned images, so all illustrations and maps are included.
English

Early English books Online Text Creation Partnership

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The University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and ProQuest Information and Learning are engaged in a partnership to create structured SGML/XML text editions for a significant portion of the Short Title Catalog of Early English Books published between 1473 and 1700. ProQuest has already created digital images for nearly 125,000 works, distributed under the title Early English Books Online (EEBO). 
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Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingStavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
History, Language and Literature, Philosophy, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Religion
English

East View E-Books

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Full text, key-word searchable collection of recently published scholarly e-books in Russian covering a range of topics with the focus on history and literary criticism. Also included are reference works and biographies.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Biography, History of Europe, Language and Literature, Russian Literature, Criticism and Theory, Slavic and Baltic Literature, Reference, Slavic and Baltic Studies
Русский

Ebony Magazine

Ebony, a monthly magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has published continuously since the Autumn of 1945. A digest-sized sister magazine, Jet, is also published by Johnson Publishing.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business CenterStavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

eBooks on Ebscohost Collection

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Search, read, and download eBooks in different subject areas, including business, career, classic literature, etc.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business CenterStavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Business, Language and Literature, Literary Genres, Books and Libraries, Electronic books
English

EBSCO eClassics Collection

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EBSCO eClassics provides e-books including the works of famous authors such as Dickens, London, Wells and Melville and offer readers some of the most famous stories in history.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Language and Literature, English and American Literature, Literary Genres
English

EBSCOHost

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Provides access to over 30 databases with citations, abstracts and selected full-text. Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete and other subject-specific resources. Specific databases available through EBSCOhost are listed at the EBSCOhost site and in this directory. 
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All Branch LibrariesSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Art, Business, Government and Law, Health and Medicine, History, United States History, World History, Language and Literature, Performing Arts, Film, Music, Philosophy, Science, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Religion, Social Sciences, Education, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Technology
English

EBSCO Research Databases

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Provides full-text coverage of periodicals, including newspapers, covering nearly all subjects.
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Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business CenterStavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Reference, Magazines, Journals and Serials
Includes Academic Search Premier, Newspaper Source, and MasterFile Premier databases.
English