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Archives, Books and Databases for Scholarly Research: An Orientation to Resources at NYPL

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd St. and 5th Ave. is an historical research library to which Graduate Center scholars have full and complete access. Books and specialized periodicals in the Library’s general collection support research in both American and European history, anthropology, political science, and other research interests in the humanities and social sciences. Databases available on-site can assist projects by offering digital copies of hard-to-find newspapers and rare, printed ephemera. Archives dating from the 18th through the 20th centuries support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States.

Brooke Watkins, Bibliographer for German, and Thomas Lannon, Assistant Curator in the Manuscripts and Archives Division, will offer a one-hour instructional course aimed at graduate research focusing on fulltext databases not otherwise available at the CUNY Graduate Center, such as America’s Historical Imprints and both Readex and Proquest Historical Newspapers. This short session will help researchers locate items across the Library’s special collections, begin more specific research in archives, and learn how to navigate the NYPL’s research centers. Archives, Books and Databases for Scholarly Research will be offered twice this spring:

Wednesday, February 27, 6-7pm &
Wednesday, March 27, 6-7pm
South Court Classrooms (1st floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Please RSVP Brooke Watkins at brookewatkins@nypl.org or 212-930-0033 and include both your name and your subject interest.

Archives, Books and Databases for Scholarly Research


Wednesday, March 27, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Brooke Watkins
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South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz is an Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Graduate Center Library.