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The New York Public Library subscribes to hundreds of online databases and other information tools. Some are available onsite while others can be accessed at home using your library card number. This blog channel offers tips and tricks on getting the most out of online resources.

Researching Human Rights at The New York Public Library

In honor of Universal Human Rights Month, The New York Public Library has created this list of online resources to help you explore all aspects of human rights—nationally and internationally.Read More ›

Native American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month: Researching with E-Resources

In celebration of Native American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, The New York Public Library has created this quick list of online resources to help get you started as you explore all aspects of Native American and Alaska Native heritage.Read More ›

Jesse Owens & Athletes Who Protest (or Don't)

He solidified his name as one of the most important athletic figures in history—not only for his record breaking speed, but for where and when he won his Olympic medals. However, an incredibly similar situation threw him into the midst of controversy thirty-two years later.Read More ›

Fake News Isn't New: Researching Its History with NYPL's E-Resources

The term "fake news" may be receiving a lot of attention lately, but it is by no means new or unique to this day and age. Read More ›

Exploring the History of the Swimsuit with NYPL's Electronic Resources

How did the swimsuit, as we know it today, come about? The New York Public Library has a number of great electronic resources for anyone interested in current and historical fashions.Read More ›

Explore Historic Women Journalists with NYPL's Electronic Resources

In honor of Helen Bernstein and the 30th anniversary of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, take a look at some of the work by famous women journalists from our databases.Read More ›

Discovering the Forgotten History of Mother's Day with NYPL's Electronic Resources

Sunday, May 14th is Mother's Day—a day of flowers, cards and brunches. How did this special day to celebrate all mothers actually begin?Read More ›

Celebrating Law Day: The 14th Amendment & NYPL's Electronic Resources

This week, The New York Public Library is celebrating Law Day by focusing on arguably the most impactful amendment to the United States Constitution—the 14th Amendment.Read More ›

Now Screening: New Yorker Digital Archive

Ever since its launch in 1925, the New Yorker has been a fixture of newsstands, coffee tables, and commuter bags. The New York Public Library recently acquired the New Yorker Digital Archive, a database that provides access to every issue of the New Yorker, often including new issues days before their print release. Now you can read the New Yorker from home, school, or anywhere else in the world with an internet connection and your library card.Read More ›

20 Databases to Get You Back to School

Besides the textbooks and school supplies, there are plenty of resources online to help you with your studies. Whether you’re practicing your reading skills, prepping for the science fair, beginning your first research paper, or lesson planning one of these activities, the New York Public Library’s databases are ready to support you in your learning.Read More ›

Now Screening: American Founding Era Papers

Everyone's talking about the ten dollar Founding Father these days. If you are researching the Revolutionary Era, the New York Public Library's database American Founding Era Papers is for you. Read More ›

Gold Medal Magazines

Opening ceremonies are a few days away, and so the eyes of the world are turning to Rio and the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. With dozens of events, some more obscure to American viewers than others, it might be time to read up on the ins and outs of these sports.Read More ›

Now Screening: Around the World in 22 Periodicals

These new magazine and newspaper titles are international in scope, covering nine cities, six countries, and three continents. Whether you're interested in WWII-era Russia or last year's Chanel couture runway, the only passport you'll need is your library card.Read More ›

Introducing Explora

This new platform from EBSCO is designed to assist students of all ages with their learning and research. There are three versions of Explora for elementary, middle, and high school students. Read More ›

The Right Stuff: Finding the Best Biography Database for Your Research

Find the best biography database for your subject, whether it is Alan Turing or Beyoncé.Read More ›

Now Screening: Telegraph Historical Archive and the British Popular Press

Now Screening highlights NYPL's recent electronic resource acquisitions. This month: Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, available at any NYPL location, or remotely using your library card.Read More ›

Before It Was Mrs. Dalloway... Novels That Came From Short Stories

Mrs. Dalloway is not the only novel to begin its life as a short story. With the New York Public Library's extensive collection of online newspapers, magazines, and journals, you can read many of these published short stories at home and compare them to their later, expanded versions—all you need is your library card. Read More ›

Finding the Pulitzer Prize Winners for Journalism at the Library

While the Pulitzer website includes the winning work for each recipient, you may be interested in reading more from these journalists and their publications. We have the online resources to support your curiosity! Read More ›

The Leap Day Bachelor List of 1888

The editors of the newspaper decided that women could make better use of their quadrennial opportunity if they had a better lay of the marriageable land. So, the newspaper published an annotated list of eligible Chicago bachelors.Read More ›

Now Screening: Caribbean Newspapers

Caribbean Newspapers encompasses twenty countries during their occupation by European colonizers and chronicles a tumultuous time in Caribbean history.Read More ›
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