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Guide to the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research & Reference Division: Search the Research Catalog

Welcome! This guide will provide an overview of the Research & Reference Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

How to Search the Research Catalog

The New York Public Library Research Catalog allows you to do basic and advanced searches.

  • For basic searches you can narrow your search by:
    • Keyword
    • Author
    • Title
    • Journal Title
    • Subject
    • Genre
    • ISBN
    • Call Number
  • The advance search function allows you to do all of the above, but also narrow your search by:
    • Format (i.e., book, map, audio)
    • Specific Research Division (i.e., Schomburg Research and Reference)
    • Language
    • Year
    • Publisher
  • Don't forget to choose the correct location:
    • ​Basic: Schomburg Center
    • Advanced: Schomburg Research and Reference

Search the Research Catalog

Most collections may be found through the NYPL Research Catalog. Note that Advanced Search will yield more refined results.

Research Catalog