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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.

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 ›

Research 101: Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source? A primary source is an original document or object that was created at the time of your study.Read More ›

Expand Your Search for Love with Columbia Granger's

The trouble with a narrowly defined search for love is you might not find exactly what you are looking for. This Valentine's Day, fall hopelessly in love with Columbia Granger's World of Poetry. Read More ›

Essential James Joyce Reads

To read James Joyce is to encounter a radical idiom in service of indiscriminate observation.Read More ›

Take Career Cruising Out For a Spin

Learn more about a database that is the next best thing to a career counselor, and free with your library card.Read More ›

Online Research: Where to Start

The New York Public Library has a huge selection of online content to help with your research, whether it's finding a single article, tracing a family tree, writing a dissertation, or anything in between. Read More ›

Untapped E-Resources: American Broadsides and Ephemera

What is this curious artifact of daily life in 19th century America?Read More ›

Now Screening: New Electronic Resources, July 2015

Overview of National Geographic Virtual Library, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, and Indigenous Peoples: North America.Read More ›

Essential Hunter S. Thompson Reads

In honor of the Gonzo journalist dressed in sleeves full of tricks and outlandishly trumpeting prose, we're looking back at some of Thompson's finest nonfiction.Read More ›

Essential J.D. Salinger Reads

On July 16, 1951, The Catcher in the Rye was published for the first time. Today we're reading some of the best writing on its author, J.D. Salinger.Read More ›
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