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Guide to Searching Excelsior, the Online Catalog


Digital Library

Select NYSL DIGITAL COLLECTION when you want to search for items that have been digitalized and are available via Knowvation, the software the NYS Library uses to organize and provide online access to its digital collections.

Digital collections higlighted for online searches

Note: NYSL Digital Collections will open in a new window.

  • Search - Use the Search tab to locate a document by title, author(agency) or keyword.
  • Browse - Use the Browse tab to browse through folders and documents in the collection.
    • If you are looking for NYS agency publications, select Government Documents and then New York State Government Documents.
    • If you are looking for historical documents, select Special Collections.

    For more information, see the FAQ/Help Page for Digital Collections.

Last Updated: November 16, 2021