Papers? Projects? Here’s How We Can Help!

Enter the last three weeks of the semester. Hang in there! We can make it!

Let the Library help you with your papers, final projects, and other key assignments.

01 Go with a guide

Facing overwhelming information, you can get a simple start from: Research Guides, which are handcrafted by our librarians with loads of premium resources in over 70 different subject areas. 
They’ll save you hours of search time and set you up to write solid, deeply researched papers.

02 Talk to us!

Ask a Librarian. Chat with us. Share your research topic and we can point you toward books, articles, databases, and more.

For customized one-on-one help, set up a consultation with a subject librarian in your area of study. Talking your topic out with someone knowledgeable in the field can open fresh perspectives and spark new ideas!

03 Keep it together

There are a variety of citation management tools to help you organize your citations and build bibliographies in a snap.

04 Go off script

Beyond consultations and research guides, check our popular Streaming Video, Databases, and Ebooks.

Chat & Stories about Identity

When I thought about something I long for during lockdown, it came to me that conversations, companion and community are more precious than ever.

Tomorrow, there is a panel discussion which four panelists will share their stories about negotiating identity, differences, and belonging.

Diversity Initiatives x NYUSH Reads

Identity Through the Lens of Others

Time: 7 – 8:30 PM, 4/21/2021

Place: Zoom


On the topic of identity, we select a few books for your leisure reading.

Born a crime: Stories from a South African childhood

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth.


Exit West

Exit West is an epic compressed into a slender page-turner–both completely of our time and for all time, Mohsin Hamid’s most ambitious and electrifying novel yet.


Minor Feelings: an Asian American reckoning

In the popular imagination, Asian Americans are all high-achieving professionals.

But in reality, this is the most economically divided group in the country, from tech millionaires to service industry laborers.


Identity: Conversations with Benedetto Vecchi

Identity – a notion that by its very nature is elusive and ambivalent – has become a key concept for understanding the changing nature of social life and personal experience in our contemporary, liquid modern age.

In this brief book, Zygmunt Bauman explains compellingly why this is so.

Grow Vegetables on Balcony

It’s surprising how much veggies you can grow on a balcony.

I was reading this blog and began to daydream a balcony “farm” to store some vegetables for emergency food supplies.

The lockdown experience stirred up my interest in urban planting. If you are curious about it as well, check out some fun ebooks and videos I found.

01. Urban Gardening for Dummies

The “For Dummies” book series is always an easy way to start. 😉

02. Field Guide to Urban Gardening: How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live

It shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you’ll encounter.

03. Growing Your Own Food in Hong Kong

User-friendly for beginners and those who may only have a balcony or a rooftop.

04. How to Grow Anything

You can learn to create gardens and landscapes in almost any setting, from large rural backyards to tight urban spaces, and in almost any climate.

Six Podcasts You Can Listen to Right Now

From the biggest business and tech news to career possibilities and scenarios, keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world today.

We picked six podcasts produced by the NYU community and relevant to the current business world.


In his Conversations podcast, NYU President Andrew Hamilton interviews NYU faculty, students, and alumni who are using their intellectual gifts, determination, and creativity to make a profound difference in our world.


Stern Chats

NYU Stern MBA students run the Stern Chats podcast, centered on sharing the untold stories of students, alumni, administrators, and faculty.


All in a Day’s Work

Maybe you know exactly what you want to do post-graduation—or maybe you have no idea.

Featuring NYU community members who are navigating the workplace and doing interesting workAll in a Day’s Work covers topics include finding your passion, working at a start-up, and navigating the hiring process.


Flash Forward

In his critically acclaimed Flash Forward podcast, host Rose Eveleth (GSAS ’12) dives into future possibilities and scenarios—from artificial wombs to moon-stealing space pirates—and what such a future might look like.


The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief

A weekly round-up of top business and financial news from China’s leading financial magazine, Caixin, produced and hosted by the Sinica Podcast‘s Kaiser Kuo, featuring full stories from Caixin and conversations with Caixin writers and editors.


China Corner Office

China Conor Office features conversations with the leaders who have changed the way business is done in China.

Hosted by Chris Marquis, Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the podcast shines light on the unique management models that have developed in China and what it takes to successfully run a business in China.



NYU Alumni and University Podcasts

Business and Economics Podcasts

Peek into people’s career choices

What made you decide to be a…(psychologist, interior designer, therapist, etc.) ?

Take a break from your study, research and overwhelming information.

We picked some documentaries featuring interesting career options for you. They might give you a new perspective to think about your career possibilities.

Get inspired by these fascinating personal trajectories.

All documentaries are available on Kanopy, a streaming video website.

Recommend to log in to it here.

Becoming a Psychologist

Five prominent psychologists provide inspirational, behind-the-scenes insights into the driving factors that led them to study psychology and become professional psychologists.


2 Career Compass: Jobs In Housing & Interior Design

Explore the careers of an architect, general contractor and interior designer and other related professionals. Learn how their combined knowledge turns the idea of a house into a reality.


Jobs in Clothing, Textiles & Fashion

Explore the world of a clothing designer, fashion journalist and boutique owner and learn about other career opportunities available in the clothing and textiles industry.


Becoming a Physicist

Nine leading physicists describe fascinating aspects of their personal trajectories of how they became the professional scientists that they are today at prestigious institutions around the world.


Becoming a Historian

Five accomplished scholars describe passionately how certain personal experiences were crucial in triggering their interest in history and inspiring them to become historians.


Became an Environmentalist

Fascinating insights from marine biologist Edie Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Assocataion, and business Professor Andre Hoffman, University of Michigan, about the different paths they followed to become environmental scientists.


Becoming a Therapist

This video presents the insider’s story of student therapists during their Internship or Practicum year. What’s it like seeing your first clients? How do you handle making mistakes? How do you get the most out of Supervision?

Kanopy Streaming provides access to thousands of contemporary and classic feature films and documentaries, from the major Hollywood studios and well as independent and international filmmakers.

Earth Day | Sustainability Reading List

I, like many other house-bound folks during quarantine, have promised myself that I want to spend time doing something OTHER than Netflix: work out, maybe even start baking bread? One thing that’s definitely on the list is reading.

For transparency sake, reading also made an appearance on my ‘new year resolution’ list, but trust me – this time, it’s different.

This month is NYU Earth Month. NYU Libraries has compiled a guide to relevant ebooks, online videos, virtual tours, conferences and festivals, and citizen science projects.

We picked a list of environmental must-reads. Some are fiction, some are fact, but all of them are fantastic.

01. Braiding Sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer shares her knowledge as an indigenous scientist through topics like ecological knowledge and teachings that can be found through plants.

In Braiding Sweetgrass, she emphasizes how plants and animals are our oldest teachers, and the traditional wisdom we can learn from them.


02. On Fire: The (Burning) Case for the Green New Deal

Naomi Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal—explaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.

On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.


03. New York 2140 

This climate fiction book is mostly set in a fictional future New York City, which has been flooded by two major rises in seawater levels caused by climate change.

Most of New York City is permanently underwater, however, people still live in the upper floors of the buildings, much like in the Venice of today.


04. Drawdown 20 Review

Project Drawdown conducts an ongoing review and analysis of climate solutions—the practices and technologies that can stem and begin to reduce the excess of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere—to provide the world with a current and robust resource.

The publication of the best-selling book Drawdown was the organisation’s inaugural body of work on climate solutions.


Your Library Questions Answered Working Off-Campus

Did you participate in our online Libroary Thursdays?A. Yes

B. No


Both answers are correct. We collected those FAQs and answers here to help your study and research.

If you have any more question while off-campus, feel free to contact us!


Q: What are the ways you can access library resources off-campus?

A: Through the library website or via NYUSH VPN.


Q: I need a book when the campus is closed, what should I do?

A: Submit an interlibrary loan request.


Q: What are some ways to contact the library when the campus is closed?

A. Email the libraryB. Use the “Ask a Librarian” chat box

C. Via the library wechat


Q: Before the library reopens, what is the recommended way to access Course Reserve items?

A. Check ARES course reserves systemB. If what I need is not in ARES, contact


Q:The campus is closed, but I got an email that my books are overdue! What should I do?

A. I will return the book after the campus opensB. If I have questions or concerns, I will contact the library at

Squeezed by your assignment? Ask a librarian

Drive you nuts when searching for resources for your paper?

Locked at home and look for some help for your midterm?

What about asking a librarian?

If you’re worried about what and how to ask for help from our librarians, here are some tips.

1. What can I ask?

We’ve seen all kinds of questions students have asked during the appointments:

How do I know when I’ve searched enough?

How to access a journal article, book, or other publication that’s hard to find?

I haven’t used libraries like this much or at all before. How to use BobCat?

I’m not sure where to start and would like to talk it through.

What are the tips about searching in an unfamiliar discipline?

About what I’ve found – is this a publication? Is it credible? Does it count as peer-reviewed?

How to use Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote?

It is too much and I am not sure how to narrow what I choose to read.


2. Where to find our librarians?

On Library’s homepage, you can find the chat box. Type your questions directly to the librarians, and they will respond timely online.

(This is not an auto-reply from robots!)

When the chat box goes offline, you can reach out to us through email:

Keep up with Global News

Want to keep up with current events?

Good news!

You can access many of your favorite news sources through the NYU Libraries.

Check out some most popular media platforms for free!

👇 Click the titles to access

The New York Times

  • Diverse channels and perspectives: business, sports, arts, and science

  • Using NYU email address to create a free account first

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: The Daily, Sway, The Argument, The Book Review, The Ezra Klein Show, Popcast, Modern Love, Still Processing, The Sunday Read

Wall Street Journal

  • Breaking news and current headlines particularly in business and finance from the US and around the world

  • Using NYU email address to create a free account first

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: Bad Bets, What’s News, Minute Briefing, Tech News Briefing, Your Money Briefing, Opinion: Potomac Watch, The Journal, WSJ’s The Future of Everything, The Data Agenda, UBS Business Unusual

A step by step guide to get free access to NYT & WSJ

Caixin Global

  • Up-to-date financial and business news in China

  • No registration required

  • 财新网 also available, independent from its English version, including the magazine 财新周刊

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: China Biz Roundup, China Stories, Caixin-Sinica Business Brief

Financial Times

(Currently for NYU Shanghai Only)

  • Stay connected to global news, commentaries, data and analysis

  • No registration required

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: FT News Briefing, FT Weekend, Working It, Payne’s Politics, Rachman Review, Top Stories Today, Money Clinic with Claer Barrett

Harvard Business Review

  • A general management magazine, covers a wide range of topics that include leadership, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, and finance.

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

  • Podcast: HBR IdeaCast, Women at Work, Dear HBR, Coaching Real Leaders, The Anxious Achiever, Exponential View, Cold Call, Race at Work, After Hours

The Economist

  • Focus on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

  • Podcast: Editor’s Picks, Checks and Balance, The Intelligence, The Economist Asks, Money Talks, Babbage, The World Ahead

Times Higher Education

  • Academic data, world university rankings, news, opinions, features and book reviews

  • Using NYU email address to create a free account first

  • App access: No

  • Podcast: THE podcast

The Wire China

  • Stories of China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

South China Morning Post

  • News and insights from Hong Kong, China and the world
  • No registration required
  • App access: No
  • Podcast: Inside China, China Geopolitics, Eat Drink Asia, Post Books Podcast, Behind the Story, Inside China Tech, Asia Briefing, The Adventure Trail, Morning Studio
China Core Newspapers

  • A platform for browsing 617 Chinese popular newspapers starting from 2000

  • Featured Titles: 人民日报, 光明日报, 经济日报, 中国教育报, 中国人口报, 中国证券报, 中国青年报, 环球时报, 解放日报, 解放军报, 文汇报, 东方早报, 上海证券报, 第一财经日报

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

Check out our Research Guide on Accessing Current News Sources. You can browse through some of our more popular news sourcesbrowse newspapers by keyword using one of the recommended databases, and learn how to find the most recent issues of a specific newspaper.

Get Free Magazines on Your Phone

Looking for some leisure reading on a rainy day?

Waiting in line for the COVID PCR test?

Taking a break from online classes?

Take a look at these two digital platforms, which you can get a huge selection of magazines on your phone, tablet or PC — all at no charge.

01 Flipster

  • Easy-to-read, unlimited access to digital magazines, download for offline reading

  • Featured Titles: The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, the New Yorker, Wired, and Vanity Fair

  • No registration required

02 Pressreader

  • 7000+ newspapers and magazines from 150 countries and in 65 languages

  • Featured Titles: Beijing Review, Chicago Tribune, China Daily, New York Post, The Guardian, The Washington Post, BBC History Magazine, ELLE, Vogue, National Geographic Traveller, Modern Dog, and Modern Cat

  • No registration required


Enjoy reading! If you have any questions, contact us at