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Hunter Library

7 things students taking classes in Jamaica need to know about Hunter Library

  1. Out of sight is not out of mind:  Even though you can’t visit Hunter Library, that does not mean the library is not an important resource for your academic success.  Start by visiting our homepage:
  2. You have help available:  Beth McDonough is your library liaison, and you should contact her with any questions or problems. There are several options for reaching Beth from her contact page including, email and online chat:
  3.  “Ask a Librarian:” More help options are available from the Hunter Library Homepage.  Chat with or email a librarian, or contact NC KNOWS (24 hours a day)
  4. Search the Library Catalog: Hundreds of thousands of items are available online including e-books, journals and government documents.  To find ebooks, follow these instructions: 
  5. Be Recognized: You will need your 92# to access many subscription library resources when off campus.  It identifies you as a student.
  6. Use the best databases: Databases help you find articles about a certain topic.  A list of databases recommended for educational research is available on the Hunter Library Website: 
  7. Find the full text you need: Once you have a reference to an article, the surest way to gain access to that article is to search the library catalog by journal title:  If the journal article isn't available online, you can order it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL):  The article will be made available to you electronically.  Be sure to put your preferred email address in the “additional information” field.

Some links:
Explore Educational Issues:

Search for information in Jamaican news sources:

Browse top education journals online through Hunter Library:

Access the complete text of books online from Ebrary – more than 35,000 available: (scroll down and select ebrary)

Hunter Library

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Cullowhee NC 28723
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