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Open Access Databases for National Library Week!

To celebrate National Library Week (April 11-18), certain vendors are offering certain databases for free. Check out the list below and take advantage of these resources:

ProQuest (African American Heritage, Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers, Culture Grams, eLibrary, SIRS Discoverer, SIRS Issues Researcher)

Gale (Archives Unbound, Career Transitions, Global Issues in Context, GREENR, Grzimek’s Animal Life)

H.W. Wilson and Company (CAREERS)

Also, check out American History in Video, which is available until April 30th.

New York Libraries and Free Resources

There’s a surprising amount of free resources out there for you to take advantage of. We’ll start to feature some of these resources here on the Research Center’s blog. We’ll start with the New York Public Library and New York State Library.

Starting with the New York Public Library (NYPL) you can find articles, facts, statistics, news, images, and more by accessing this link:


All you need to access most of these databases is a NYPL library card, here’s the information on how to sign up for a library card:


In addition to NYPL, the New York State Library (NYSL) offers free resources; you will need a NYSL library card and NYS driver’s license to obtain most of these resources listed below:


Here’s the information on how to sign up for NYSL library card:


Additionally, check out our blog post on finding films, videos and DVDs at NYPL:


If you have any suggestions on free resources you’d like to see featured here, please let us know!

-research by Kate Zhao