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Black and white drawing of a cross section of the New York Public LibraryEach field of study has its own world of sources, conventions, and vocabularies.  Ask your subject librarian for assistance finding primary sources in your field. 

Following are links to guides for primary sources in selected subjects.

Labor & the Left (Tamiment Library)

New York City

Performing Arts

Slavic Studies

South Asia

Find primary sources for other subjects on the main Research Guides page



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NYU libraries subscribes to hundreds of databases, many of which contain primary source materials. 

Consult the Articles & Databases page to find electronic resources by subject.