Research at NYU

Research Tools
  • The NYU subject librarian for media studies is Katherine Boss. MCC students and faculty should feel free to contact her for research assistance. The Media and Communication page on the Bobst website contains links to reference works, databases, directories, and other research guides.
  • The Digital Studio at Bobst Library is a valuable center for multimedia support. 
  • Digital Scholarship Services helps NYU faculty and students incorporate digital scholarship and digital humanities tools and methods in their research and teaching. No matter what stage your project is in, their team can help you make progress.
  • The Data Service Studio, also located at Bobst, provides individual consultation and group training sessions on statistical and mapping software. GIS & Mapping software is available through NYU in both proprietary and open source formats. SPSS, a statistical software package used for quantitative research, is available for purchase through ITS. SPSS is also available on the computers in the lab at Washington Place
  • RefWorks, a web-based program for organizing citations and creating bibliographies, is available for free through the library.
  • EndNote and ProCite are available for a discount through the NYU Computer Store.
Research Institutes at New York University

Information Law Institute
The Institute provides an academic center for studying the effects of contemporary choices concerning the legal rules affecting the production, manipulation, storage, and dissemination of, and access to, information in the digitally networked society.

Institute for Public Knowledge
The Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK) brings theoretically serious scholarship to bear on major public issues. Located at NYU, it nurtures collaboration among social researchers in New York and around the world. It builds bridges between university-based researchers and organizations pursuing practical action.

Center for the Humanities
The NYU Center for the Humanities draws on the talents and energies of faculty and students across the university to provide a forum for cross-disciplinary discussion and collaboration in the humanities and arts. The Center's Digital Humanities platform showcases research by NYU faculty and graduate students, providing a point of connection both within the University and between the university and a broader community to help foster and promote activity in the Digital Humanities.

Center for Media, Culture, and History
The Center for Media, Culture and History is a collaborative project, drawing on faculty from the Africana Studies Program and the Departments of Anthropology, Cinema Studies, Comparative Literature, History, and Religious Studies.

Center for Religion and Media
The Center's goal is to develop and broaden interdisciplinary and cross-cultural scholarship, pedagogy, and public knowledge of religion and media at New York University.