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HSAS Library Website: NYPL Online Resources

New York Public Library (NYPL) Online Databases

These databases are at Go to the Research section, and then the Articles and Databases section. 

You can go straight to the Articles and Databases section through this link.

Access requires an NYPL library card number and PIN/password. To obtain these online, go to

The three largest and most comprehensive databases for both scholarly and popular books and articles:

Academic Search Premier

ProQuest Research Library

Gale Power Search


The two top reference databases (encyclopedia articles on a huge number of subjects) — for background information

Credo Reference

Oxford Reference

Resources Specifically for High School Students

A list of resources of interest to high school students

How to get research help from a librarian

Librarians are available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through the Lehman College library chat service. Real, live, human librarians are available there to help you with your research at any and every time. You can also make an appointment to get extended one-on-one help from a Lehman College librarian. Here is a list of Lehman librarians. Find the one that matches your subject and email them to ask for an appointment.

You can also chat with NYPL librarians, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM at this link. Or you can speak with someone by phone. Dial 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975), Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. You can also make an appointment with an NYPL research librarian at this link.