Research

Are you writing a paper? Satisfying your curiosity? Planning a garden, or a trip? Thinking about a career change? We’re here to help!

Services

Reference Desk

We’re here to get you started, point you in the right direction, make sure you find everything you need. Come see us any time, or give us a call at 914.337.7680 (ext. 24)

In addition to test proctoring and notary services, we’re happy to help with:
Housebound readers
Museum Passes
Computer Classes
Suggestion Box
Book Discussion Group

Test Proctoring

Test proctoring services are free at the Bronxville Public Library.

You will be asked questions related to the test, followed by instructions. Photo identification is needed the day of the test.

Call the reference department at 914 337 7680 ext 24 to schedule an appointment.

Notary Services

Notary services are free at the Bronxville Public Library.

You will be asked to show your photo ID. Also*please* do not sign the document to be notarized before meeting with our notary.

For more information please call 914.337.7680 ext.24

Resources

Digital Resources

Please visit our digital resources page for link lists organized by subject.

Digital Commons Network
The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articlesfrom hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Business
Career
Encyclopedias & Almanacs
Genealogy
Health & Medicine
History & Social Sciences
Languages
Legal
Local Databases
Music
Newspapers
Science
For Students

Databases

In addition to the huge array of databases and online resources available through WLS, WLS cardholders have access to the databases below.
Note: “B” appears in front of databases available remotely to Bronxville Public Library cardholders only or while using public access computers onsite at the BPL.

B Consumer Reports
ConsumerReports.org provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. The information is updated frequently, providing reliable data, unbiased information and more than 1000 ratings, reviews, product comparisons and video clips.

 

B.Literature Resource Center

Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.  Researchers at all levels will find the information they need, with content covering all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world.

B. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index

This database provides easy access to the past.  Researchers can search over 20 different article types to find exactly what they are looking for including:  news, editorials, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements and more.  Every issue  includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.  This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. 

When you click on the link you will go to the EBSCO site, where you will be asked to enter your patron ID. This will be the first 5 digits of your 14-digit library card number. If you run into problems, please call us at 914.337.7680 ext 24. Note: You must be a Bronxville Library cardholder to access the site through this link.

Living History of Bronxville

Bronxville history comes alive in these interviews by Marcia M. Lee, available on DVD at the reference desk.

  • John W. Barr, President of National Poetry Society
  • Lawrence Boles, WWII Bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • Anita Comstock, Bronxville Village Historian
  • Anne Curns Fredericks, Growing up in Bronxville in the 1930s
  • Wendy Riggs, Jansen Memorial Hospice
  • James W. Walker, Correspondent for ABC News
  • George M. Yeager, Investment Managaer
  • Pinckney C. Ennis, Senior Minister of the Reformed Church of Bronxville
  • Amy Bright Unfried, Sculptor in Bronze Medium

For a complete list, click here.

Historic Newspapers

Historic local newspapers now online!