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Databases (Electronic Resources)  

Use databases to find electronic resources such as journal articles, magazines, newspapers, and e-books.
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About Library Databases

Dibner Library subscribes to a wide range of electronic databases (what's a database?). Some contain full text of journals, newspapers, magazines or books (look for the icon), while others contain only citations and abstracts. Databases can also contain data sets, manuscripts, dissertations, technical reports, videos, and many other other types of content.

Off Campus Access 

A key icon indicates that you will have to login to the database if you are off campus.  Login using the first part of your Poly email (before the @) and your NYU-Poly ID number. To access databases directly through NYU Bobst Library, use your NetID and password.

More information about logging in.

 

Accessing Databases via Bobst Library

To  access databases available through the NYU Libraries website, use your NYU NetID and password.

Read FAQ about NYU access for more information.

 

Finding Full Text

Not all databases will provide you a direct link to the full text of an article. When you see this icon, the database is enabled with SFX, an article linker that connects citations with full text.

When you come across a button that looks like or , click it for a menu of options to get full text. You may be required to enter your NYU NetID and password to follow the link to the full text.  For more information, read SFX Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Can't Find What You Need?

Ask a Librarian We can help you find the item in our collection or borrow it from another library.

Request items from other Libraries Request an item using E-ZBorrow (books only) or the Interlibrary Loan Form. Read our FAQs for more information.

Good Starting Points

  • IEEE Xplore  
      
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    Access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1893.
  • ProQuest  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A large multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles (over 8,000 in full-text). Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.
  • Science Direct (Elsevier)  Icon  Icon  Icon  Icon
    Full text access to thousands of peer-reviewed journals, books, and reference works in a wide range of disciplines including Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Math, Health, Management, Social Sciences and the Humanities.
  • SpringerLink  Icon  Icon  Icon
    A full text online collection of scientific, technological and medical journals, books and reference works. Most journal titles include complete back issues from 1997.
  • Web of Science - Core Collection  
      
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    Access leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.
  • Wiley Online Library  Icon  Icon  Icon
    An extensive multidisciplinary collection of online journals and books, covering life, health and physical sciences, engineering, math, social science, and the humanities.
 

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more information  = More information
full text  = Some full text is available
database search help = Database search help
article linker = Article linker (SFX) enabled
restricted access = Restricted to NYU*

* You will be prompted to log in when off-campus. 

 

Video Tutorials

Learn how to search databases effctively with these Video Tutorials.

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