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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

History of New York City: Robert Moses: Home


Robert Moses

Was Moses Good or Bad for New York City?


Reference Sources

Biography Reference Databases

Find Primary Sources in Library Databases

Historical Newspaper and Journal Databases
  • Always limit your search to the date range relevant to your topic.
  • Try searching terms, phrases, etc. that were commonly used at the time in relation to your topic.
  • Look for document-type limiters that may improve your results, such as article, commentary, editorial, front page / cover story, letter to the editor, etc


Historical Newspaper Databases
Journal Databases containing Primary Source Material
  • Look for articles written by Robert Moses by searching him as an Author.
  • Look for articles containing information about Moses by entering "Robert Moses" (in quotation marks) and leaving it at the default search in Academic Search Complete at "Select a Field (optional) and in JSTOR the default search "All fields."
  • Remember to limit your search to the date range relevant to Robert Moses's active years.


    • To ensure equitable access, these books may be used IN THE LIBRARY ONLY.

    • You may scan pages using your smartphone - Don't forget to scan the title page and back of the title page too!

      • See Genius Scan info below.

  • During class time, these books will be freely available on the book truck.
    • They do not need to be signed out.
    • Please return the books you use to the book truck before leaving the library at the end of class.
  • Outside of class time, the book truck will be behind the Circulation Desk
    • You may sign books out to use in the library only. 

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including title page and back side of title page
and email the PDF to your Taft email


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Find Secondary Source Journal Articles in Library Databases 

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