The Hunter College Libraries offer a wide range of print and electronic resources to assist you with your research. Here are some basic tutorials that will help you get started searching for books and other materials in the libraries' collections.
By viewing the different modules in the tutorials, you will learn how to conduct basic searches in CUNY+ (the library catalog), find the call number of a book, and learn different ways to locate journals and journal articles.
You may also refer to this online guide, created by the librarians at Hunter College, for an introduction to graduate-level research at Hunter.
Here is a brief description of what you will find on each page of this guide:
Library Lingo - definitions and sometimes illustrations some academic terms you may not be familiar with.
Subject Librarians - a list of all the Hunter librarians along with the subjects they are affiliated with. Get to know your librarian!
Thesis collection - information about searching for and using the thesis collection at the library.
Books and e-books - all you ever wanted to know about finding books at Hunter, requesting books from other CUNY schools and beyond InterLibrary Loan is your friend!), and the wonderful world of electronic books.
Databases - how to find, access, and choose a database or electronic resource to begin your research, and some tips about utilizing the advanced features of some of the databases (check the sub-pages).
Articles - Finding the Full Text - step-by-step instructions for tracking down articles, whether linking to the full-text from a database search or starting from a citation.
InterLibrary Loan - an introduction to this valuable tool in your kit for a thesis or literature review. ILL allows you to gather articles, books and book chapters that we don't have at Hunter in a relatively quick and easy way.
Managing your Research - information on two tools we have to help you import and organize your citations and create bibliographies in a matter of seconds.
Helpful links - always a work in progress. Suggestions are welcome.
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