Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.

The database also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.

Select Ethnic NewsWatch from the Hunter College Libraries' list of newpaper databases here.

Posted Monday, May 2, 2022 - 3:42pm under newspapers, minorities, ethnicities.

As we begin, hopefully, to emerge from the pandemic crisis, we offer our annual online celebration of Library Day during National Poetry month. Pay a visit to our online site and enjoy this year's Keynote remarks provided by Acting Assistant Dean and author Robert Cowan that include a poem that Cowan wrote during the pandemic lockdown.

You may also learn how our librarians engaged in work to redesign our library research class for teaching online and view some of the positive feedback visitors left after working with librarians in our online chat network.

Check out the sidebars to see some of our librarians' most recent professional development and publication activities and be sure to note the student winners of our research paper prizes. We were tremendously impressed with this year's submissions.

National Library week may have passed earlier this month, but you help us to celebrate Library Day everyday when you visit our libraries, online or in-person. Thank you for connecting with us!

Posted Friday, April 29, 2022 - 1:28pm under library day.

An ambitious new platform aims to centralize the history of art in India and South Asia from prehistory to the present in one digital resource. The MAP Academy Encyclopedia of Art, recently launched by the Museum of Art and Photography in Bengaluru, features over 2,000 articles and definitions on topics that span pre-modern art, photography, design, popular culture, and architecture.


Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:37am under art history, open access.

The American Library Association's April 2022 special report.

Click here to read. 

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 10:36am under banned books, censorship, inclusion, legislation.

If JSTOR is an important part of your research and teaching, please note the following. 


Artstor is eventually merging with JSTOR.  This link provides up-to-date information on that topic from a librarian’s perspective.  Also, to sign up for announcements about JSTOR’s latest developments, please go to this page.  Doing so is the best way to learn about upcoming training sessions focusing on the developing Artstor/JSTOR platform.

Posted Friday, March 25, 2022 - 2:44pm under JSTOR, Artstor, databases.

Need to reserve a space for group study? We have a new self-service reservation system available for some of our rooms on the 6th floor. Just scan the QR code you find next to the door, or go to this page and pick the room you want to reserve:








Available times show in green, reserved times show in red. Click on one of the green squares to select your reservation start time, then chose your end time from the drop-down menu. You can reserve the room for up to two hours at a time, up to two times per a day. Sorry, no back-to-back bookings. When you click "submit times" you will be taken to a page that shows our policies for using the rooms. From that page, Click "continue" to accept the terms of use and enter your name and email address on the next page. You will receive an email confirmation with a check in code and a link to your check-in page. When you arrive for your reserved time, scan the QR code next to the door to check in, or follow the link in your confirmation email. Checking in is important! Your reservation will be cleared if you do not check in within 30 minutes of your booking's start time.

Look for the expansion of self-service reservations in other areas of our libraries. Let us know how the reservation service is working for you by using our "Contact Us" page:




Posted Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:58am under study spaces.

Hunter College Libraries welcomes gifts of books, manuscripts, and other materials deemed to be within the scope of its collection. Gifts are accepted which meet the collecting guidelines established to support the college teaching and research or to add core material of scholarly research interest.

We are genuinely indebted to all of our donors, who, for a century and a half have generously given books and other library materials that the librarians have subsequently vetted according to the libraries’ needs. While Hunter College welcomes gifts of materials that will significantly advance the scholarly, research, and teaching mission of the college; these works are sometimes books the library already has on the shelves, but in such cases, the donation allows the librarians to either keep the better copy or have two copies of a book where circulation warrants it. As with any library, academic or public, Hunter reserves the right to reject donations, or more likely, give away the portions of the donation that do not fill an immediate need. In fact, many colleges employ a librarian whose entire job is taking care of donations and gifts in such a manner, so great is the number of gift books. Among the gifts Hunter receives might be popular literature or coffee table books not particularly appropriate or useful to our students and faculty. When books are difficult to reconcile with the libraries’ collection policies they must be refused, or, when that is not possible, given to another library for whom the books are a better fit. Part of each subject librarian’s job is to maintain that portion of the collection pertinent to his or her subject and judge donations and gifts accordingly.

One subset of donations not discussed here are those that would be archival, which will be another blog entry. To summarize the difference the “Archives acquires, preserves and gives access to records of enduring value generated by academic departments, administrative offices, faculty, student organizations, and affiliated organizations.” What has been discussed here has been concerned with books that would enter the circulating collections.


Posted Monday, January 3, 2022 - 3:45pm under .

As researchers confront the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some of the health sciences databases available through the Hunter College Libraries are offering special collections of literature relating to the prevention, treatment, and impact of COVID-19.  Hunter users have access to the following (NetID log-in required):

·       Wiley Online Library, Covid-19:  Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.  This site highlights newly published research as well as content from journal articles and book chapters, including Special Collections on topics ranging from the economic and social impact of Covid-19 to chemical biology and drug design. 

·       Cochrane Library, Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources.  Systematic reviews and related content relating to the pandemic, including Special Collections on topics such as infection control, prevention measures and support for wellbeing in the healthcare workforce.

·       Gale Health and Wellness, “Coronavirus.”  This topic guide gathers together results from magazines and news sources as well as academic journals, reference works, and video resources.    

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - 4:36pm under public health, health sciences.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, such as global warming and climate change, immigration, marijuana, and many other topics. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Use of these informed, differing views helps develop critical-thinking skills.

Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more.

Hunter College community access provided via this Hunter College Libraries’ database page:

(scroll down for “Opposing Viewpoints”)

Posted Friday, November 12, 2021 - 3:29pm under databases.

Extra!   Extra!

Do you know that news sources can be really useful for your research projects? News sources are written for the general public, which means they can be easier to read and understand than an in-depth academic article about a topic. And news sources often report about academic research, so using news sources can be a way to gather some background information on a topic that you are just learning about before you dive into the deep end of academic and peer reviewed journals. 

At the Hunter College Libraries, we offer access to a wide array of news resources. In our Databases menu, select the “Type” filter and choose “News and Newspapers,” or just follow this link: 

The list includes historical newspapers as well as current, up-to-date news sources from mainstream and alternative media outlets. Read the descriptions and choose the best one for your needs! 

Remember that you can also claim two FREE online newspaper accounts of your own with your Hunter email address. Details can be found at this link:

 Image credit: 
"The Newsboy." Illustrated London News, 4 Jan. 1862, p. 32. The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

Posted Friday, October 29, 2021 - 4:13pm under news, newspapers.