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Archives & Special Collections

Research Tools and Guides

The intent of this page is to introduce Staten Island research tools.

Helpful Tutorials

Materials at CSI

Materials at Other Institutions

Helpful Tutorials

Citation Guide

A guide on citing materials from manuscript collections.

Finding Aid Tutorial

A finding aid is the standard method used to describe the contents of a manuscript collection. This guide explains how to use the finding aid to find materials in a manuscript collection.

Finding New York City Documents (Columbia University)

This is a selective guide to resources at Columbia University Libraries and on the Internet, for locating the official publications and documents of New York City and its agencies.

Guide to Researching Historic Buildings in NYC (City of New York)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission has created a Guide to Research Resources to help you learn more about your historic building. This guide is intended to assist you in finding construction dates, architects, and original owners; alterations to buildings and changes in ownership over time; the names of building residents; and historic photos, among other information.

Materials at CSI

Staten Island History Books in the Collection: A Selective Annotated Bibliography

This guide provides an annotated bibliographical for several books on Staten Island History in our collections.

A Guide to Willowbrook State School Resources at the CSI Library

This guide provides detailed information about library holdings related to the Willowbrook State School

9/11 Documentation Project

This serves as a guide to resources, found at CSI and other institutions, relating to Staten Island's response to the September 11th attacks.

Statistical Data for Staten Island