Library Terms to Know

Library Terms to Know

Have you come across a word when doing research that you didn't understand?

Before starting your research, read our A-to-Z list of library terms to know, compiled by our research librarians. Learn about terms such as "Boolean operator" and "scholarly journal" and more.

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ProQuest Central

Featured Research Database: ProQuest Central

ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.

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Hunt Library vs. Google

Hunt Library vs. Google

Want your paper to soar above the rest?

Watch our new brief video that follows a student through the research paper process with the superior resources and assistance of Hunt Library! The video takes less than two minutes.

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No donations accepted until September 10

Donations Not Accepted During Move

Hunt Library gladly accepts donations both in monetary form and in the form of library materials. You can learn more about our policy by visiting https://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about/donations.

However, donated print materials are not being accepted at this time due to the Hunt Library’s move to the new Student Union. We will resume accepting donations on October 15, 2018.

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How can I find what textbooks I need for class and buy?

Text Books and Hunt Library

Students often ask if Hunt Library buys textbooks. The library does not purchase textbooks as a general rule.

However, professors may request that particular textbooks and supplemental materials be placed on reserve for their classes.

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Featured Research Guide: Finding Dissertations & Theses

Featured Research Guide: Finding Dissertations & Theses

If you are looking for a thesis or dissertation and don't know where to go, we can help!

See our Finding Dissertations & Theses guide to help with locating theses and dissertations using the Hunt Library. There are instructions for finding Embry-Riddle produced graduate theses and dissertations using the library catalog, from within the Dissertations & Theses tab.

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Featured Database: Dissertations & Theses Global

Featured Research Database: Dissertations & Theses Global

Dissertations & Theses Global is ProQuest's compilation of doctoral dissertations and master's theses and is the most comprehensive in the world. Many are available in full PDF format. Access requires an ERNIE login.

You can get help finding theses and dissertations in our Finding Dissertations & Theses research guide.

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How can I request or schedule library instruction?

Request or Schedule Library Instruction

Library instruction sessions are designed to provide students with practical knowledge of research techniques and to assist them in becoming independent library users. Library instruction is offered at point of need for specific courses and research assignments upon faculty request. We also offer virtual sessions for WW courses. To request a library instruction session, please submit a request form.

Note: Only faculty members may request library instruction sessions.

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