New York State Library & New York Public Library

Research Databases and Indexes at New York State Library & the New York Public Library

In addition to the databases available via the Hinkle Library, the New York State Library and the New York Public Library can also help you with your research.

New York State Library

Here is a small selection of databases available to NYS employees from the New York State Library:

  • Project Muse (Scholarly full-text articles in the arts, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences)
  • American History & Life (Articles from full-text journals covering pre-history to the present)
  • Sanborn Maps (Digital maps, 1867 - 1970 of towns and cities in New York)
  • America's Historical Newspapers (Early American newspapers, 1690 - 1922, including many from NYS)
  • Biological Abstracts (Abstracts & indexing of life science journals in biology, botany, ecology, pathology & veterinary medicine)
  • PsychInfo (Abstracts & indexing of journal articles from 1887 - present)
  • JSTOR- Arts & Sciences Collection/ JSTOR- Sciences (Extensive backfiles of scholarly journals in full-text)
  • Complete list of databases
  • Complete list of electronic journals

To apply for a card

To remotely access the electronic resources of the New York State Library, e-mail and ask for a state employee borrower's card. An application will be mailed or e-mailed to you. Fax or mail the application back with a photocopied pay stub and a copy of your Alfred State College ID. Note that a more limited selection of databases is available to NYS residents.

New York Public Library

Some of the databases available from the New York Public Library:

  • Columbia Granger's World of Poetry (full-text poems and more)
  • Facts on File History Database Center (Includes World History Online, Ancient History & Culture, American Women's History, African American History & Culture, and American Indian History & Culture)
  • Complete list of databases

To apply for a card

NY residents (including college students attending school in the state) are eligible for a card that will allow remote access to NYPL databases. Link to the NYPL website; under the picture of the "Branch Libraries - Circulating Collections" card, click on "Apply for a library card".

As always, if you need assistance with research, please contact the librarians at the Hinkle Library.