There is LOTS of published information about New York City, and it helps to narrow your research question to a few specific people/places/topics/eras. For example, 'Central Park' or 'New York City green roofs,' instead of 'New York City green spaces.' 'Jewish immigrants in the Lower East Side around 1900,' instead of 'Immigration.'
Search Ebook Central to find ebooks. Most of the ebooks are scholarly, and you can perform a keyword search inside the books.
Search ProQuest to find articles from the New York Times newspaper published from 1851 to yesterday. Also included are dissertations, other newspapers, and scholarly journals.
The City of New York and its offices (Mayor, Parks, Economic Development, Planning, Education, etc.) publishes information in nyc.gov and NYC Open Data.
There are many resources beyond the New School libraries that we can refer you to. For advanced research topics, please request an appointment with us.
We subscribe to the online archive of The New Yorker magazine, which has been published since 1925. The New Yorker is known for its long-form journalism, its criticism, fiction, cartoons, and art- and theater listings.
The New School Subject Librarians are available to provide personalized 1-on-1 assistance for students, faculty and staff in search strategies, evaluating sources, research methods, developing assignments and more. Make an appointment using Starfish or through the Libraries & Archives online form.
Subject Librarians are available for one-on-one appointments and in-class library instruction, and can create customized library research guides. Users may contact them directly with recommendations or fill out the Request a Purchase form on the library website.