Easy access to New York State and New York City Public Records

How can you find unclaimed money owed in New York State?  Need to get a birth certificate for someone born in New York City?   Find all sorts of vital statistics about persons, companies, government, building codes, attorneys and other licensed professions, police and fire department data, incarcerated persons and more in New York State and New York City by checking the Public Records Research LibGuide.  Get there by accessing the Library home page/Academics/Resources and Services/Research Tools.  In the left column, choose Research Guides.  Scroll down to Public Records and you are ready to find all that elusive information.  And most of it is free.