Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Research Guides




General Research Division
The New York Public Library
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
(212) 930-0830


The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building maintains a series of Research Guides to assist readers as they begin their exploration of the Library's vast collections. These guides introduce the researcher to the Library's collections, to the online catalogs and electronic resources, and to recommended reference sources. The guides also note valuable resources available on the World Wide Web, and refer readers to other institutions with strong collections in the subject.

Quick Guides contain brief introductions to the subject. Quick Guides are marked with an asterisk (*).

These guides represent only a fraction of the wealth of information available to you. If you need further assistance, visit our reference desk, or e-mail us at

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