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This guide is intended to assist students who are conducting research on literature in English

STL Catalog

Use the STL Catalog  to find physical and electronic books, videos, journals, magazines and other materials owned by the Sojourner Truth Library. Search by author, title, subject, or keyword (All Fields).

*Helpful hint*  Scholarly books always have an extensive bibliography and/or rich footnotes. Seek out the references that are listed in these books. Not only will this save you time but in many cases,  you will be referred to other reliable sources.

Curbside - update August 2021

Curbside Pickup is no longer being offered. The stacks are open and in-person checkout of materials has resumed. 

Call Numbers

The Sojourner Truth Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System for the call numbers it assigns to most of the items in its collections.

Language and Literature has it's own heading in the Library of Congress Classification System. Majority of the print books you will be looking for will be located in the "P" section. 

Watch the first minute of this video to see how call numbers work. 

Accessing E-Books

Finding E-books using the Catalog 

  1. Start on the Library homepage or select the "library" tab within my.newpaltz.edu
  2. Select the "Catalog" tab on the homepage and search for a book by title, author, keyword, subject, ISBN or call number. Hit the orange magnifying glass on the right hand side to search. 
  3. Once on the search page, use the refiners on the left hand side to select "Full text Available Online" in Availability and select "Books" in Resource Type. Hit "Apply Filters" at the bottom of the Refiners list. 
  4. The results page will now show E-books for your search terms. Browse the search results page and click on the title of an interested E-book. 
  5. On the description page for the book, scroll to the "View Full Text" for a link to the E-book. 

Go directly to an e-book database

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