February 2nd, 2010 by Sarah Laleman Ward
We are thrilled to announce a new addition to our collections! Thanks to the CUNY Textbook Initiative, we now offer our users access to 45,000 electronic books through a database called ebrary.
The ebrary platform includes many special features such as allowing users to take notes, highlight and leave bookmarks in the text. The books themselves cover a wide range in topics and come from many academic and university presses:
Key Subject Areas
• Business & Economics
• Computers & IT
• Engineering & Technology
• History & Political Science
• Interdisciplinary & Area Studies
• Language, Literature & Linguistics
• Law, International Relations &
• Life Sciences
• Nursing & Allied Health
• Physical Sciences
• Psychology & Social Work
• Religion, Philosophy & Classics
• Sociology & Anthropology
You can access all of the ebrary titles in the following ways:
- Via CUNY+, the online catalog, through standard author, title, and keyword searches. From off-campus, your Hunter email user ID and password are all that is required to open and read the entire book. If you are on campus, all you need to do is follow the link
- By selecting ebrary from the list of Databases on the Libraries’ home page under the letter ‘E’
To learn more about using ebrary, including information on the tools and special features, I highly recommend the Quick Start Training Video which is available on the ebrary training and support website. It is approximately 10 minutes long and will serve to get you started using this valuable resource.
Think of the possibilities: no more fighting for a single copy of a book, no more waiting and hoping that someone will return the book you need in a reasonable amount of time, these books don’t get lost or damaged, the capability to search the full-text of a book for specific words, phrases and names…it’s all pretty exciting, no?