New York City Public Library Resources

If you go to school in New York state, you can access many of these New York City Public Library's resources right from home.  All you need is a public library card. 

Find out how to get a New York City Public Library card, even if you don't live in New York City.

[ General Encyclopedias ] [ Magazines and Newspapers ] [ Biography ]  [Literature ] [ History ] [ Business ] [ Education ] [Psychology ] [Science] [Other Subjects ]

General Encyclopedias

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An in-depth overview of a topic.

Grolier Online: Encyclopedia Americana

Pictures, web links, and magazine articles about a topic of general interest.

Grolier Online: Multi-Media Encyclopedia

World Book Online Reference Center

Gale Virtual Reference Library

An easy to read overview of a topic.

Grolier Online: The New Book of Knowledge

Magazines and Newspaper

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A general magazine article.

Academic journal articles. Academic Search Premier
A New York Times or New York Post article written since 2000. New York Times and New York Post

An easy to read magazine or encyclopedia article.

InfoTrac Junior Edition


Biography Resources

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A biography of a famous person, past or present.

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resources from the NY State Library


A biography of an author.

Contemporary Authors

Literature Resource Center

Dictionary of Literary Biography


Literature Resources

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Literary criticism, an author's biography, or an overview essay.

Literature Resource Center

Twayne's World Authors

The full text of 8,500 classic poems, and the anthologies that have another 60,000 poems. Columbia Granger's World of Poetry


History and Social Sciences

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An overview of a topic in world history. World History Online


Historical information from all time periods and areas of the world. Facts On File History Database Center

History Resource Center: World

Information about the ancient world. Ancient History & Culture
An overview of a topic in U.S. history. History Resource Center
Information about a country.

Lands & Peoples  

In-depth reports about current issues. 


A photo of an event covered in the news. AP Photo Archive
Information about African-American history. African-American History Online
Information about Native Americans. American Indian History & Culture
Information about American women. American Women's History
Information about a geographical location. Columbia Gazetteer of the World

A company history and profile, along with investment reports about it. 

Business & Company Resource Center

A serious journal article or a dissertation abstract about topics in education written since 1976.


A serious journal article about topics in psychology.  

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection


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Diagrams, definitions, biographies, essays, experiments and timelines in science. Science Online
A general magazine article in science. General Science Collection from EBSCO

General information about a topic in health.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Basic information about a topic in science. New Book of Popular Science (for students)
Information on animals. EBSCO Animals


Other Subjects

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Career information.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

A good book to read.


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Information about a book in print or a publisher's address. Books in Print For Patrons
Learn a foreign language. Rosetta Stone Online Language Learning Center