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American Literature: Faculty / PhD resources

A guide to the resources available at the Bobst Library for the study of American Literature

Enhanced Delivery Services for NYU Faculty and PhD students

Need a resource from the IFA, ISAW, Jack Brause, or NYU Poly library and don't have the time to go there?  Not to worry, the Bobst Library Delivery Services can have material delivered between these libraries for your convenience.   Users may also request journal article and book chapter scans from the Bobst or Courant Library.  Visit the Delivery Services page for estimated delivery times, instructions on making a request, and fair use guidelines.

Welcome MaRLI!

The New York Public Library and the libraries of Columbia University and New York University have launched a pilot initiative to expand access and use of collections and better serve their users.  The collaboration, dubbed the Manhattan Research Library Initiative (MaRLI), will enable NYU and Columbia doctoral students, full-time faculty and librarians, and approved New York Public Library cardholders with a demonstrable research need not met by currently available resources, to borrow materials from all three institutions. 

There is a registration process, so please visit the MaRLI guide below to learn more about the program and eligibility.

Questions about copyright? Visit the Copyright research guide

What does the copyright law allow you to do (or not do) with copyrighted material?  Whether or not the question is asked in an educational context, copyright law is very complex.  In order to guide you through copyright and fair use questions our Scholarly Communications Librarian, Melissa Brown, has put together a research guide to assist you in determining what you can and cannot do with copyrighted material

New Resource - HathiTrust Digital Library

Haven't heard of Hathi?  Give it a try!  HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives. Bibliographic and full text search are available for all volumes in HathiTrust. Public domain volumes are freely accessible to the public and can be downloaded in their entirety with authentication by persons affiliated with partner institutions. NYU Libraries is a HathiTrust partner institution.

Subject Guide

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