The Hunt Library encourages recommendations for materials that support the university’s curriculum, including books, videos, and journals. We also consider recommendations for our leisure reading collection. However, sometimes constraints limit our ability to fulfill requests. If this is your first time submitting a recommendation, please review the information below before completing the Suggest a Purchase Form.
The best way to recommend a new online resource is through your departmental liaison or after discussing your database needs with a Research Librarian. Your liaison can help you submit your request and can also direct you to similar online resources we may already own. Students and staff may benefit from a Research Librarian’s assistance with determining if we already have similar resources on our Research Databases page. Database requests are typically evaluated once a year, usually in the Spring Semester, and decisions are based on cost and curricular need.
Productivity software and software used for instructional purposes such as Scrivener, APA Style Central, and SmartThinking are outside the scope of the Hunt Library’s collection area. You may want to approach your department with requests for this type of software.
The library strives to obtain standards relevant to the academic curriculum. However, many industry standards are unavailable due to vendor restrictions. Please consult the list of standards below to see if any contain the information you are seeking. If you would like assistance or have any questions, please contact a research librarian.
The Hunt Library does not purchase textbooks for Course Reserves or individual use. Occasionally, textbooks become part of the Hunt Library collection if they are authoritative sources of information. Textbooks placed on reserve have been provided by the instructor or your SGA.
We may already have what you need. Please search EAGLEsearch to determine if we already have the specific title you are seeking. Remember to use the filters in the left column to limit your search results. Research librarians can also assist you with locating your specific title or help you find additional materials on your topic.
Please submit your request through the Suggest a Purchase Form. All submitted requests are reviewed by the Collection Management Team to ensure that library funds are spent adding value to the curriculum.
For further questions regarding purchase recommendations, please contact our Ask a Librarian service.