Visit the NYU Libraries website and the websites of the Special Collections for details on library holdings.
To find cataloged materials at NYU and consortium libraries.
To find processed archival collections. You may search across collections or search each of the following library's archival finding aids individually.
Use the Databases by Subject page to find sources on your topic in online databases.
Image: "Pigeon on New York Public Library" / By Ben Asen, 2001. New York Public Library. Catalog No. MssArc RG10 592. Digital ID: ps_ar_65.
See the Archives Beyond Bobst research guide for tips on finding materials in archival repositories around the world.
Make use of secondary and reference sources to help you find primary materials.
Every discipline has its own universe of primary sources. Ask questions to focus your search. For example, you might ask:
Use images, oral histories, maps, statistics, diaries, personal papers, organizational records, government documents, material culture, film, alternative press, pamphlets, posters, printed ephemera, and literature in your research. Use published and unpublished, printed and digital sources.