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Library Help Videos

Welcome to Hunter College Libraries' Website

What you will learn:

  • How to get help from a librarian
  • Suggestions about where to start research
  • When you will need to log in with a NetID

Choosing a Topic

This video is from Centerville College Libraries

What you will learn:

  • How picking your topic is intertwined with finding sources and writing a paper
  • Example of broadening and narrowing a topic

More helpful guidance on choosing a topic from Centerville College Library

Introduction to OneSearch

What you will learn:

  • Searching using keywords in OneSearch
  • How to use filters in OneSearch
  • How to locate online Reference (eg encyclopedia) articles
  • How to find a book when you already have its title.

Reference Resources

What you will learn:

  • How to narrow a search in OneSearch to find basic background information online (eg encyclopedia articles)
  • How to use Topic/Subject filters to find results focused on a topic


Introduction to searching a library database

What you will learn:

  • What is a library database?
  • Why would you use one?
  • Why and how to use keywords to search a database?
  • Where to limit to peer reviewed results
  • Location of FindIt@CUNY button to access full text
  • How to save results

Peer Review

What you will learn:

  • Explanation of peer review
  • How to locate peer reviewed articles in OneSearch

This video is from NC State University Libraries.

What you will learn:

  • What is a peer reviewed article?
  • How does it get published?

Interlibrary loan

What you will learn

  • How to use interlibrary loan to obtain materials to which Hunter does not have access
  • How to do a quick check to see if Hunter may have full text