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How Hostos Library can help
The best place to start your academic research is Hostos Library. As part of the City University of New York, we can provide access to tens of thousands of online and print journals, books, and other research sources. We are also connected into library networks in New York City and beyond to help you find items not available here. Below are links to key resources you will need:
Search for books, ebooks, articles, media, reference overviews all in one place.
This subset of databases is a list of online reference resources, including specialized encyclopedias and handbooks. These sources are good places to start to get an overview of a topic.
Hostos Library has over 100 databases in a variety of subjects. Databases are used to find journal and newspaper articles on specific subjects. For a literature review, you need to identify databases specific to your discipline. Use the subject listing (or ask a librarian) for help.
If you know the title of a specific journal and want to know if Hostos Library provides access to it, use the e-journal finder. This is particularly helpful if you see an article in a list of references or works cited page that you would like to find.
Beyond Hostos Library
CLICS and access to CUNY libraries
CLICS stands for CUNY Libraries Inter-Campus Services. It enables you to borrow books from other CUNY campuses. As a student of Hostos, you also may go to other CUNY libraries to use their collections. Speak to a librarian if you are planning a trip to another library.
Use this service to order books, articles, book chapters, dissertations and media items not owned by Hostos or other CUNY libraries. Items owned by CUNY libraries must be requested through CLICS (see above)
WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of library resources and reflects collections of universities and research institutes nearby and around the world. Some of these resources may be available through Interlibrary loan (see above)
Search Google Scholar
When you search Google Scholar using this box, look for links on the right of your list of results which will take you directly to the article's full text if Hostos Library has access to it. Google Scholar is a convenient way to find related resources and to help determine the impact of an article because it tells you how often it was cited by others.