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Online collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical sources, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, and measurement conversions covering topics from the arts to the sciences.

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ProQuest Digital Dissertations provides the full text of more than 900,000 doctoral dissertations published since 1997. For more information on finding dissertations, see

Primary Sources Online

Primary sources are materials that provide direct evidence of first-hand testimony concerning the period or subject under investigation. They enable a researcher to get as close as possible to what actually happened during an event.

Examples of online primary source collections available from NYU Libraries include: In the First Person: Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories and other Personal Narratives; Historical New York Times (1851-); Digital National Security Archive; Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online, 1543-1945. Find all of these on the A-Z database page.


Digital Images

Search BobCat for Books and Articles

Search here for books, journals and other print materials, videos, sound recordings, e-books, e-journals, databases, and indexes in our local libraries and special collections.

Ebook Finder's Guide

Helpful Hints for Finding ebooks at NYU

  • The Books & More tab holds many, but not all, of the ebooks to which NYU has access.  Look to the Suggested ebook Databases list below for suggestions on where to find other ebooks we have access to.
  • The ISBN number for an ebook does not coincide with the ISBN for the hard copy.  Therefore it is often better to search by title and publisher using the Full Text Online limiter to find the ebook within the results.
  • Commercially published editions of ebooks are much less likely to be found in our database subscriptions than those published by academic presses.  Examples of commercial publishers are Penguin, Harper Collins, Macmillan and McGraw-Hill.  Examples of academic presses are Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Yale University Press, etc…
  • ebooks published by a university press are more likely to be found on databases run by those presses.  See the Publisher Specific Databases section below.

Suggested ebook Databases links have been provided, but all of them can be found in Databases A-Z.   

Journal Articles and Databases

  • NYU Libraries subscribes to over 96,000 e-journals and more than 1,000 databases, such as Lexis-Nexis, PsycInfo, etc.
  • Use of these licensed materials is restricted to NYU students and faculty.
  • When you are away from NYU-NYC and try to connect to a database or electronic journal, you will see an automatically generated log-in screen requesting your NYU NetID and password.
  • Your NetID is on the back of your NYUCard, e.g., csf249. Use the same password you use for NYUHome.
  • This EZProxy method works for NYU Libraries' databases and any e-journals or e-texts that you connect to via the following links on NYU Libraries' website:

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Google Scholar

Search millions of articles. Customize your "Scholar Preferences" for automatic linking to NYU's full text. Enter "New York University Libraries - Get at NYU" in the Library Links box; save your preferences.

Google Books

Search across the full-text of books. Most of the books available in their entirety are in the public domain and no longer under copyright.