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Essays and Essayists

A guide to locating resources related to essays.

Search the Libraries' catalog for Essays

You can search the NYU Libraries' catalog by title, author, or subject to find books related to essays. Below are some examples of keyword searches in the catalog that can be used to find books of essays. Select Advanced Search to enable multiple fields:

Essays by author:

  • In Author = Edmund Wilson
  • In Title = essays

Essays about a person:

  • In Subject = Henry Hudson
  • In Subject = essays

Essays about a topic:

  • In Subject = poverty
  • In Subject = essays

Using the NYU Libraries' catalog

The NYU Libraries' catalog allows you to search for books and book-length materials in our collections. It now also includes many of our online databases, allowing you to view articles and other materials in your search.

Books in the Collection

Reference Titles

Books in the reference collection, including the titles below, can be found on the 9th floor of Bobst Library, organized by call number.