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New York City (NYC) Research Guide

Find resources on researching neighborhoods in the 5 boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island


Our databases complement the library catalog, "Books and More."  To access: Go to the library website and click on 'Browse Databases.' We subscribe to hundreds of databases!

On the Browse Databases A-Z page, you can find databases organized alphabetically, by subject, and by type (newspapers, ebooks, audio, video). 

Ask Us if you need help selecting a research database for your research. "Popular databases" are good for almost any research topic.

Additional databases are available at the New York Public Library. 

NYC Historic Districts

Check out the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission website's Designation Reports.  These well-researched reports describe the history, architecture and development of historical neighborhoods throughout the city's 5 boroughs.

Library Databases

The New York Public Library offers many databases on New York City History.