WHAT IS IT?
The Catalog is a database of the materials (books, e-books, DVDs, journal titles, etc.) that are held at each library in the CUNY system.
If you need a book that Hunter does not own, search the catalog for other CUNY schools that may have the title you need.
You can borrow books from other CUNY schools through CLICS: CUNY Libraries InterCampus Service. Click this link to learn how to borrow materials using CLICS. Books at Centro are listed in the library catalog.
You can use primary sources for your paper. Primary sources are original documents related to the event or topic. Examples:
To search for primary sources in the library catalog:
Example: Olaudah Equiano
Example: diaries, speeches, interviews, maps AND Olaudah Equiano
SEARCHING BY SUBJECT
In addition to searching by Title & Keyword, you can search by for books or articles by Subject. Library of Congress Subject Headings are used in libraries to organize materials by subject. This makes it easier for you to browse the shelves and find materials that are related.
Subject searching allows you to:
To search by subject:
In addition, once you have found a book you want to use, you can also use the subject headings in the catalog record to find additional books with the same subject heading available at Hunter or the CUNY libraries.