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HSMSE: Library Resources for High School

CCNY Libraries logoLibrary Resources for High School

City College has over 700,000 books in the collection and access to  150,000 journals.

Use a library computers to search for books and articles in the OneSearch discovery tool 
and  use the databases for more focused searching. 

Specialty & STEM Databases

The NIH National Library of Medicine stores citations to medical research here and it links to the full text that City College has access to. Pretty cool.

The American Psychological Association’s  version of a comprehensive database on psychology - with links to full text articles at CCNY.

Engineering Village
If Python, 3D printing, and robotics is your language, visit Engineering Village.

City College carries over 200,000 books from the STEM publisher Springer in addition to their journal collection.

New York Public Library LogoGreat Public Library Resources

The New York Public Library (NYPL) - along with the public libraries in Brooklyn and Queens - offers many of the same resources at CUNY, but more.  Because the NYPL provides resources for everyone, it is an excellent place to look for the trade books you find on best seller lists. Search for physical items at the branch libraries or to download ebooks, audiobooks, in addition to  scholarly journal articles.  Your NYPL card number and password will give you online access. 

Electronic Resources landing page
Go here to read about what is available to you online.

NYPL Database A-Z List
With over 500 databases, the NYPL offers more databases than City College.

Scholarly Article Databases

Professors will tell you to use JStor. Why do they love it so much? It’s easy-to-use, and provides the full-text of everything you find. JStor is heavy in the humanities & social sciences, though it includes plenty of science too. Most colleges have JStor.

Project Muse
Strong in humanities and social sciences much like JStor.

Academic One File 
This article database includes full-text and abstracts of scholarly, trade, and general-interest periodicals covering topics in all areas.

Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database of more than 4,600 magazines and journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

Download Books, Audiobooks, & Magazines on to your Phone

Libby ebook and audiobook app logoOverdrive’s Libby
The big e-book reading platform for public libraries. Overdrive is the name of the repository and Libby is the name of the reading app. Download Libby to your phone to borrow ebooks and audiobooks.

Stay current with free access to all the big magazines like Vogue, ESPN, Rolling Stone, and Scientific American.