Research and Writing Assistance

Gallatin Writing Center
In the Writing Center (1 Washington Place, Room 423), upper-level Gallatin students are employed as Peer Writing Assistants, trained to help other students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming about a subject to clarifying a thesis to organizing the structure of an essay.

Ask an NYU Librarian
Librarians from Bobst Library are available to answer research questions via IM, email, phone, and appointment.

MLA Online Tutorial
Hunter College has put together a digital packet of resources for MLA citation, which includes rules for citing references, sample formats for citations, and practice exercises.

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides convenient Tools, such as sample correspondence, proofreaders’ marks, and a quick guide to citation.

A free (to the NYU community) web-based program you can use to organize your research. Enter citations as you work, import references retrieved from article databases and the library catalog into your RefWorks database and create bibliographies in a variety of formats. Your RefWorks bibliographies are stored on the RefWorks server and are available from any computer with Internet access. NYU students and faculty continue to have access to their RefWorks account after graduation.

NYU Digital Studio
Provides consultation, training, and tools for: Multimedia capture, production, and publication (audio, video, images, various editing and delivery tools and platforms); File storage and management; Digital scholarship, digital project planning, and management
Copyright and fair use (including creative commons licensing, open access, and author’s rights); Digital publishing, journal publishing, and other options); Teaching and learning projects and learning management tools; Digital archiving.


The Foundation Center
With headquarters at 79 Fifth Avenue, near 16th Street, in Manhattan, the Foundation Center is a comprehensive library and resource center related to grants and philanthropic activity.  It also “operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.”

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
An “independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. We do this through three main program areas: cash grants and fiscal sponsorship, online resources, and professional development training.” Their Classifieds page includes postings for jobs in the arts, event listings, opportunities for artists, and a studio space directory.

Literary Publications List
Poets & Writers magazine online has compiled an extensive list of literary publications, including the genres published and submission policies and dates for each journal.

Conferences and Residencies Database
Another great resource from Poets & Writers, this is an searchable aggregation of writing conferences, writers residencies, and literary festivals.

Event Listings

NYU Gallatin-based Events
The calendar of lectures, screenings, performances, and other events held at and produced by the Gallatin school.

NY Magazine Agenda Picks
The magazine’s culture editors select events in culture, art, music, and entertainment.

Platform for Pedagogy
A tightly edited list of lectures and related cultural events occurring in and around NYC. The events listed are often free and open to the general public. You can subscribe for their weekly email bulletins.

Brooklyn Based Tip Sheet
A weekly email newsletter that reports art, culture, literary, and food events in the borough.


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