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Library Catalog

Use the Library Catalog to find books, videos, journals, magazines and other materials owned by the Sojourner Truth Library.

Search by author, title, subject, or keyword

Advance Searching the Library Catalog: Summary Steps

Using "Library Catalog" interface of the STL Catalog, find an item from the STL physical collections.

  1. Go the the Advanced Search tab of the STL Library Catalog interface (i.e., select "Library Catalog" from the rollover menu under Catalog on the STL homepage).
  2. Select an appropriate Field to Search (e.g., Words Anywhere or Subject)
  3. Enter your general topic or subject terms (e.g., etymology) in the Search For box
  4. Select any appropriate search limits from the Year, Language, Format or Limit by Collection options
  5. Click the Go button and view your results.
  6. In your results list, note the STL location and Call Number of an item that interests you.
  7. Go to that location in the library and, following the call number, find your item
  8. Evaluate the usefulness of the item to your research needs.

Finding Items in the Library: Navigate the Library

The Sojourner Truth Library organizes its materials into different library collections and then arranges individual items in a collection by a call number.

To learn more about navigating the library's holdings, check out:

Electronic Books in Ebook Central (Formerly Ebrary)

  Research with electronic books online in Ebook Central (Formerly Ebrary):

  • It is our most extensive collection of e-books with over 100,000 titles in a wide range of academic subject areas. 

Access STL and other library catalogs

Find Linguistics-related items from STL or other libraries:


Films on Demand

Films on Demand provides the New Paltz community instant access to streaming educational videos covering a wide range of subject areas.  Films On Demand contain over 5,000 streaming videos.  These educational videos may be watched on your computer or viewed in your classroom -- anywhere you have Internet service, 24 hours a day.