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Getting Started Using The New York Public Library's Research Collections from Home: Databases

This guide is intended for remote users of the research units of The New York Public Library, particularly the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

A database is a searchable collection of digital information and electronic materials.  The Library provides access to hundreds of subscription databases, containing thousands of online scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, e-books, and other online collections.  A list of databases can be found on our Articles & Databases page and it can be filtered by Subject, Audience, and Availability. 

Some databases are available remotely and some require the user to be onsite.

If you are searching for a particular periodical title, you can use the Scholarly Journals research tool on the right-hand side of the page.  This will show if the Library has digital coverage of the title, and what date range is covered.  As always, if you don't find what you are looking for please contact us at

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. It offers a method for conducting simple searches across a broad number of databases including those offered by The New York Public Library. In order to use Google Scholar to search Library databases, you'll need to follow these steps to link your search to The New York Public Library.

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