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Education Research Jump Start

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I'm ready to start looking for sources, but don't know where to begin.

Search 100s of Places at Once

Search 100s of Places at Once -- Across Disciplines:

  • OneSearch --> a "discovery service" system set up to search many of our electronic databases AND our library catalog with a single search.

    • OneSearch results will include articles from encyclopedias, journals, newspapers, etc. as well as physical books in the libray.
    • Look for options in the right-hand column:
      • "Items Currently on the Shelf" = physical library books.
      • "Full Text Online"
      • Etc.
    • Full-text --> look for "Full Text Available" for electronic sources, or "Available at Hostos CC Stacks" for physical books.
  • Google Scholar --> Uses a "Google-like" search, but focused on academic and government sources.

    • 6 EASY STEPS --> Set up your computer to access HCC library's full-text articles via Google Scholar:Use the Google Scholar link above and click on "Settings";
  1. Click on the 3 lines next to "My Profile" on the left side of the screen;
  2. Click on "Settings";
  3. Click on "Library Links";
  4. Search for "CUNY - Hostos Community College - Cengage Gale Full Text," hit enter, check off the check box;
  5. Search for "Hostos Community Colleg - CUNY - Fulltext at Hostos," hit enter, check of the check box;
  6. Hit "Save."

How Do I Login from Off-Campus?

How Do I Login From Off-Campus?


Are you being asked to login to access these materials?

NEW - Summer 2020! To access the online articles and e-books from the library databases, use your CUNYfirst username (first.last99) and password.

  • Until August 3, 2020 - you may still be prompted to login with your barcode, but you can click on "Log in with your CUNY Login Credentials" to get the prompt for the CUNYfirst credentials.
  • After August 3, 2020 - you can only login with your CUNYfirst credentials.
  • NOTE: if you are in a special program that does not have a CUNY login, please contact circ@hostos.cuny.edu for instructions.