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Overview

Sojourner Truth Library is a learning library: a gateway to knowledge and global resources; an inviting place where students and faculty learn, conduct research, and engage in joint inquiries, with an array of innovative, outstanding information services, and the expertise to prepare students for lifelong learning.
Psychology Resources and Internet Links
The library offers in person and online services that are essential resources for graduate students.

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Includes access to all SUNY New Paltz psychology theses from December 2006 onward!

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If the Sojourner Truth Library does not have the article or book you need, you may request it through interlibrary loan. The Interlibrary Loan Office receives thousands of requests for information each semester, and psychology majors are responsible for the vast majority of the material obtained by the ILL. Graduate students ask for the greatest proportion of the psychology literature that is borrowed from other libraries. With this in mind, here are a few helpful hints that will enable you to obtain the journal articles you need for your thesis and other projects.
  • ILL requests online.
  • Set up your ILL account.
  • ILLiad help.
  • Include the ISBN number on your ILL Requests.This will save the staff time and work.
  • Plan ahead!Start requesting early and build time into your research schedule for information gathering.Remember, the peak request times for the ILL Office are March/April and October/November.
  • Pace your requests.A few items a week are easier for the ILL Staff to honor than 25 all at once.
  • Misinformation slows the process and frustrates the ILL Staff. Check your citations and verify that the Library doesn’t own the material.