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New Database Page on Libraries’ Web

July 22, 2009

There is a new improved way to access the Libraries’ electronic resources!

We have reorganized the “Articles via Databases” page on the Libraries’ website to include many discipline-specific categories to assist you with your research. By using these categories, you will see recommended databases and electronic resources selected by the Libraries’ selectors. In many cases, you will also be able perform a combined (federated) search of these databases.

If you do not pick a category, the default is “General Search,” which searches Proquest, Wilson Omni and JSTOR.

The A-Z list of databases has been enhanced with detailed descriptions.
The list of “popular databases” has been made more prominent.

Access the new page by choosing the Articles via Databases link on the Library homepage, or by going directly to

Additional new features, which will be included in Library workshops in the Fall, include saving and exporting individual citations, searching and sorting by self-labeled citations, and creating sets of federated databases to both search and embed in any web page.

A questions / comments link is available for your feedback.


APA Style Guide to Electronic References

February 23, 2009

The APA citation style is widely used in many disciplines. Learn how to accurately cite references to electronic works using the APA 5th ed. Style Guide.

Download (pdf) restricted to NYU students, faculty, staff only.

Note: This is not the complete APA Style Guide. That is available in print only.

Search the Libraries’ Archival Collections

April 4, 2008

Details of many archival collections in NYU Libraries’ Special Collections are described in “finding aids.” Now you can search these finding aids directly from the homepage of NYU Libraries website.
Search the Archives

NYU Libraries Special Collections include the Fales Library, The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, the NYU Archives. Descriptions of some collections in the New-York Historical Society are also available. For an example of a search see The Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

Faculty Digital Archive Now Available

April 17, 2007

NYU’s Faculty Digital Archive ( ) is a new repository into which full-time NYU faculty can deposit their work in digital form. The Faculty Digital Archive (FDA) is intended to be a highly visible repository of NYU faculty digital scholarship, though collections can also be set up to restrict access to only selected people. Collections are owned and managed by faculty, who will have responsibility for adding, making available, and removing content. FDA content is backed up regularly and objects are assigned persistent URL’s, which makes linking to and citation of individual objects reliable and easy. For more information, see .