How many logins does it take?

July 3rd, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

From Confusion Hill

If you’ve been feeling some confusion and frustration lately with the various login IDs and passwords you have to remember to function at Hunter, you’re not alone. We’ve been told that the clutch of logins and passwords will soon be whittled down, but in the meantime as Hunter makes the transition to the new student email system and CUNYfirst, things will be a little more complicated. Hopefully this post will help clarify the situation for you.

First of all, you are going to have to learn four (4) distinct login IDs and passwords at the moment in order to access all the things you need. They are:

1. CUNYfirst username/password – used to access everything in CUNYfirst. This will also be used for your @myhunter email.

2. MyHunter email address/password – use your CUNYfirst username followed by @myhunter.cuny.edu and your CUNYfirst password to access your email

3. CUNY Portal ID/password – used for CUNY-wide services like Blackboard, DIG, and CUNY eMall

4. Hunter NetID/password – used for logging into Hunter-specific resources like Library Databases and OneCard.

Got it? Me either. But the links above will take you to the pages with the relevant information about each account. Of course, we at the Libraries think you should remember your Net ID and password above all since you can use it to access all of our online resources. Except for your CUNY+ library account. For that, you’ll need to know your barcode….

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What’s going on at Cooperman?

June 25th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Excellent question. In preparation for the renovation of the 6th and 7th floors of the Cooperman Library, books and journals are being relocated, shelving is being moved and installed in various places, and things are changing every day.

We understand and appreciate that this is inconvenient for students wishing to use the library for research and study during the summer session. We are doing our best to minimize the distractions and inconveniences posed by the shifting of materials and building of shelves. For more information about the future of the 6th and 7th floors of the East Building, please refer to the Facilities Management & Planning page.

As to the day-to-day happenings in the Cooperman Library, we will do our level best to keep you posted as to where materials are each day. We’ll update our white board at the 3rd Floor entrance at 3:30 each day. We will also post information as it becomes available in our online Renovation Update guide.

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As always, we want to hear from you. Please contact us with any questions or concerns either via our Suggestion Box on the 3rd Floor of Cooperman, or online: http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/contact

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Database trial: INTELECOM Online Resource Network

June 18th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

From June 18-July 18, 2014, we have a trial to an online streaming video database called INTELECOM Online Resource Network.

This trial can be accessed from anywhere via this URL: http://www.intelecomonline.net/

User name: cuny

Password: guest

logo-01“The INTELECOM Online Resources Network ™ is a hosted and supported digital repository and subscription database of academic video clips – streamed on demand – for use in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.

Choose from a variety of video collections including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies. And as with academic journal databases, new content is added on an ongoing basis.”

Please let us know what you think about this resource by contacting us here: http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/contact

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Database Trial: ProQuest History Vault

June 5th, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

We currently  have trial access to the ProQuest History Vault products through July 5, 2014. Detailed information about the collections is available here: http://bit.ly/1meBD9V

The trial can be accessed on-campus only. There is no off-campus access to the trial.

As always, let us know what you think by contacting us here: http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/contact

ProQuest History vault is a collection millions of full-text or full-image primary source documents documenting various topics from 18th-20th century American history. The trial  includes access to the following collections and more. For a detailed list of the collections that can be accessed via the trial, click here: http://bit.ly/1meBD9V

Black Studies Collections
Black Freedom 1 and Black Freedom 2, and the NAACP modules offer unique primary sources on the most important events of the civil rights movement, like Brown v. Board of Education, Little Rock school desegregation crisis, civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama in the spring of 1963, March on Washington in August 1963, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Searched together, these four modules offer researchers a wide variety of important primary sources on these pivotal events of the civil rights years.

Slavery and the Law
The central feature of the Slavery and the Law module are the petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867.

Southern Life and African American History Plantations
The records presented in this module were collected over a 20 year period from major repositories throughout the South. Plantation Records are both business records and personal papers because the plantation was both the business and the home for plantation owners.
Plantation records also document the personal lives of plantation owners and their families. Frequently, this involved correspondence from people outside the south.

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930
This module presents the investigations made by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the massive immigration wave at the turn of the twentieth century. The files cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930, and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.

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What are you reading?

May 22nd, 2014 by Sarah Laleman Ward

Summer is almost here. Finals end tomorrow. And although you are probably looking at a summer full of other obligations (work, summer school, family events, etc.) summer always seems to be a time to a little bit more leisure reading, even if it is on the subway to work rather than lounging at the beach. I always manage to do more leisure reading in the summer than during the academic year.

I thought I’d share my early summer reading list with you and ask what you’re reading as well, just for fun! I expect I’ll be adding to the list as the summer progresses.

ekaatThe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe – a portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s. Call number: HV5825 .W56

This book has been on my Kindle for a few months and I’m finally getting around to reading it. So far, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the LSD and youth counterculture in the 1960s.


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Dancer: A Novel by Colum McCann – a reimagining of the life of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Call number: PR6063 .C335 D36 2003

I just finished reading “Let the Great World Spin” by McCann (a Distinguished Lecturer of Creative Writing in the English Department here at Hunter) and I wanted to read more by him.


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I will also be keeping up with the news via my new New York Times academic pass, available for free with a valid CUNY email address. The details for creating an account can be found here.

So tell me, what’s on your reading list this summer?

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