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Language and Literature Resources in the General Research Division: About


The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is home to one of the largest Humanities and Social Sciences research collections in the United States, making it an essential research hub for researchers, scholars and students. This guide aims to simplify the vast Language and Literature collection of the General Research Division by highlighting leading resources related to general literature including- dictionaries, biographies, indexes, collected works, anthologies, literature criticism and electronic resources. It will primarily focus on digitalized material, while also providing print options when available. It aims to present a starting point for researchers before proceeding to the Library's more specialized collections.


                                                         Rose Main Reading Room, room 315

Reference Librarians

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General Humanities Reference Librarians
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
Third Floor, Room 315
New York, NY 10018