External Resources

On-line Resources

The NYU library maintains an extensive Virtual Reference Shelf which contains links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and assorted reference materials.

Documenting Sources

What and when to document
as detailed by the Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

MLA Style
as detailed by the Purdue Online Writing Center

Chicago Citation Style
as detailed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center

Columbia Guide to Online Style
for internet sources

HSS Core Resources

The following sites provide useful information for Humanities Core courses:
Glossary of Poetic Terms
Literary Terms
Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names
Biographical Dictionary

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.