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NYUAD Library

The library facility provides spaces for engagement between faculty and students, complemented by quiet areas for concentration and contemplation. Service to scholars is the primary mission of the NYUAD library staff. Value is placed on saving time for researchers, providing requested items efficiently, informing scholars of new resources and offering assistance in finding, using, analyzing, and presenting knowledge.

The NYUAD Library offers a growing print collection and access to myriad electronic resources via NYU New York:

  • 90,000 journal titles
  • 1,000+ databases
  • Nearly a million e-books, audio, and video files

These electronic resources are accessible within the library and remotely. NYUAD users can also request books from NYU New York's 3.9-million-title collection.

Comfortable reading areas and small and large group study rooms create a productive atmosphere for research. The dedicated silent study area on the Mezzanine level provides plenty of space for students to focus on their research in a relaxed environment.

Reference and research assistance is currently available via telephone, email, chat, and in-person at our Information Desk.

Getting Started

Welcome first-year students!

This guide is intended to help you navigate library resources and services,  provide research assistance, avoid plagiarism, and cite your sources.

As your First-Year Experience Librarian, I am here to help you with all of your information needs. Navigating NYUAD Library's resources and services can be overwhelming and quite difficult at first, but with a bit of practice you'll get the hang of things in no time! If you have any questions about the NYUAD Library, please fell free to setup an appointment with me, or shoot me an email. 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. 

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EBSCO Discovery Service

You may want to start your research in EBSCO Discovery Service. By searching within EBSCO Discovery Service you are searching through numerous multi-disciplinary databases at the same time.  This will allow you to quickly generate a large number of search results.  Remember, just because you have 10,000 results does not mean they are all good sources.  Take your time and identify high quality reliable articles.