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Search for articles across multiple library databases

To find a journal, magazine, or newspaper article in the most popular databases in your subject area, enter your search term(s) and choose a subject from the pull-down menu. To view a complete list of indexes and databases available at Rutgers, click on View all databases. For more information see "How Do I Find an Article?"

To find books and more in the Library Catalog, enter your term(s) and select a search type in the pull-down menu. For more information see "How Do I Find a Book?"

To find a print or electronic journal in the Rutgers collections, enter its title or keywords in the title and select the appropriate search type in the pull-down menu. For more information, see "How Do I Find a Journal?"

To find a list of books, textbooks, and electronic articles placed on course reserve by your instructor, enter your instructor's last name and search. You can also use the pull-down menu to search by course title or number.

Library Catalogs

Catalogs at Rutgers University

Rutgers University

Rutgers University Libraries' web-based catalog and information system. It includes many enhancements for searching for materials held in the Rutgers libraries and gives users the ability to search for Course Reserves. Patrons can renew checked out material and see the status of their own library record and requests online. The Library Catalog is accessible to all members of the public. No login or password is required. The Library Catalog does not include the holdings of the Rutgers University law libraries in Camden and Newark. (Best used with IE 6.x, Firefox 1.x, or Netscape 7.x)

Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc (PALCI), with E-ZBorrow

The PALCI virtual union catalog is a discovery gateway that allows simultaneous searching of academic library catalogs. Participating libraries include Carnegie Mellon, Pennsylvania State and Temple Universities, and the Universities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Rutgers students, faculty, and staff can logon and use the E-ZBorrow service to request delivery of many books found in PALCI to a nearby Rutgers library. Journal articles are not available through this service. If you are not affiliated with Rutgers or another participating institution, you may not search the PALCI catalog.

Camden Law Library

The Rutgers University at Camden law library online catalog is available to all members of the public. Interlibrary loan requests for Rutgers' users are accepted for the Camden Law Library from Newark and New Brunswick Campuses only.

Center for Research Libraries

The Center for Research Libraries houses over 4 million volumes of research materials that are rarely held in North American libraries. Because the Rutgers University Libraries have membership with the Center for Research Libraries, materials are available to Rutgers users via interlibrary loan or by onsite visits to the reading room in Chicago.

Rutgers Law Library-Newark

The Rutgers University Library for the Center for Law and Justice at Newark includes more than 517,000 volumes in its collection and is the largest law library in New Jersey. The Newark Law Library catalog also includes a portion of the materials located in the Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice.

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Catalogs Outside Rutgers University

National and Multi-Library Catalogs

English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

The English Short Title Catalogue (formerly the Eighteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue) is a special database freely accessible from the British Library. It includes items published in the English language between 1403 and 1800, including all recorded English monographs printed between 1475 and 1700. The database contains more than 468,000 records.


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JerseyCat is New Jersey's statewide catalog and interlibrary loan system. With JerseyCat you can search multiple online catalogs simultaneously and view the results in one list. You can select up to 10 catalogs to search at one time including the catalogs of participating New Jersey libraries and consortia, a union catalog of smaller New Jersey libraries, and the New Jersey Union List of Serials. Real-time circulation status and holdings information display for some records. Items in JerseyCat that are not owned by Rutgers may be requested on interlibrary loan .

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK)

The KVK allows you to search up to thirteen library catalogs simultaneously. It provides access to over 75 million books and serial titles, including those found in regional and union catalogs in Germany, Austria, and Switerzland, as well in many national libraries worldwide.

Library of Congress

The online catalog of the national library of the United States contains approximately 12 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials.

Libdex (was named "WebCat")

Libdex is a worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links. The directory does not include links to terminal-based OPACs. Publishers' catalogs are included.


A directory of over 4,500 libraries worldwide, including library Web pages, online catalogs, and profiles of the libraries' collections.

Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium

The LMxAC catalog provides access to the catalogs of the members of the Libraries of Middlesex (County) Automation Consortium. This page provides access to the online catalog of each individual library within the consortium, as well as the capability to cross-search multiple member library catalogs simultaneously. Additionally, LMxAC provides access to a Community Information Database of information on local civic organizations in the county.

National Library of Australia Catalogue (NLA)

Note: After connecting, click on "Catalogue" at the top of the page.

The National Library of Australia is the country's largest reference library and the world's leading resource for materials relating to Australia and the Australian people. In addition to the library catalog, the National Library of Australia website provides access to Australian journals, newspapers, and online exhibitions. Also featured is a link to PANDORA: Australia's Web Archive.

New Jersey Libraries

This portal aims to provide the most comprehensive list anywhere of links to New Jersey Libraries Web pages and online catalogs. Municipality, county, college, and university libraries are included. There are also a handy list of libraries with different names than their municipalities and a local names directory to help you find your town and county. The portal was created and is maintained by the New Jersey State Library.

New Jersey Union List of Serials

The New Jersey Union List of Serials is a database of the periodicals, serials, and newspapers found in over 600 New Jersey libraries. It contains the holdings of academic, corporate, hospital, public, school, and special libraries. It does not include the serial holdings of the Rutgers University Libraries or Princeton University Libraries. Check for serial holdings at Rutgers and the Princeton catalog for Princeton's holdings.

Worldcat (OCLC)

WorldCat offers more than 280 million bibliographic records representing holdings information from libraries in forty-five countries. Many New Jersey libraries, including Rutgers, contribute on a daily basis. WorldCat includes resources in 400 languages, dating from before 1000 BC to the present. Materials not owned by Rutgers may be requested through interlibrary loan.

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Individual Library Catalogs

Camden County College

CamCat is the combined catalog of the Camden County College Library and the Camden County Library System. Members of these two systems may request and borrow items from either collection using a library card. Camden County College students, from the Camden campus, whose primary library is Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Library, may register for a library card from this Web page.

Columbia University

CLIO (Columbia Libraries Online Catalog) is the online catalog for the Columbia and Barnard libraries. It includes over 4 million records. The collections of the Law, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Teachers College libraries are not included in CLIO. Items in CLIO that are not owned by Rutgers may be requested on interlibrary loan.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

The online catalog of the New Jersey Institute of Technology provides access to materials held within the NJIT libraries. NJIT is located in Newark, New Jersey. For access information and other library policies, please see the NJIT Libraries policy statements at http://library.njit.edu/aboutus/policies/.

New York Public Library

CATNYP is the online catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library, headquartered at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City. CATNYP contains the records for materials in a variety of media, including books, manuscripts, videos, etc. Large numbers of foreign language materials are included as well. While at last count CATNYP contained some six million records, it does not contain the full holdings of the New York Public Libraries Research Libraries (particularly before 1972). NYPL holdings are fully catalogued in The Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library: 1911-1971 (G.K Hall, 1979-), available in the reference section of the Alexander Library at Z881.N57.

New York University

Newark Public Library

Rutgers faculty, students, and staff have onsite access to the resources of the Newark Public Library. Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or owns property in the City of Newark is entitled to a free Newark Public Library card. All others may obtain a card by paying an annual fee of $50.00. Materials not owned by Rutgers may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Philadelphia, Free Library of

Rutgers faculty, students, and staff have onsite access to the resources of the Philadelphia Free Library. You must live in the City of Philadelphia to check out books. Materials not owned by Rutgers may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Princeton University

(Information: 609/258-3180) - RLG Firestone Library, Nassau and Washington St., Princeton, NJ 08544

Princeton has both a main catalog that lists the holdings of all campus libraries and a supplementary catalog that is a scanned copy of the large card file on the first floor of the Firestone Library.

Besides Firestone Library, the Princeton University Library system includes fourteen separate discipline-specific libraries, each of which provides specialized reference and other services. For more information, see the Princeton Libraries & Collections Web page.

Rowan University Library

(Information: 856-256-4800) - 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028

The Rowan University, Campbell Library Catalog provides access to the library collection, which includes 350,000 volumes, subscriptions to approximately 3000 periodical titles, extensive microforms, federal and state documents, and in excess of 100 electronic databases

Gardner A. Sage Library

Rutgers faculty and students may use the Gardner A. Sage Library of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. For procedures and conditions, see About the Libraries / Libraries and Centers / Gardner A. Sage Library

Temple University

(Information: 215/787-8231) - RLG Paley Library, Berks and 13th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Temple University Libraries' Diamond catalog provides access to information about Temple University Libraries' print and non-print collections, electronic resources, and course reserves. Digital Diamond (D2: Temple University Libraries Image Catalog) provides access to selected digitized images of materials from Temple University Libraries' diverse archival and special collections.

University of Pennsylvania

(Information: 215/898-7091) - Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Rutgers faculty and students have access to the library building with a valid Rutgers photo I.D. card. There are no onsite borrowing privileges at this library for Rutgers users. Materials not owned by Rutgers may be requested through PALCI or interlibrary loan.

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Why these catalogs were chosen

The university online catalogs listed above were chosen for this menu because of their proximity to a Rutgers University campus and because the libraries are members of either the Research Libraries Group (RLG) or the Virtual Academic Library environment of New Jersey (VALE). Because the Rutgers University Libraries are members of these groups, some reciprocal access policies apply. To use an RLG library onsite, present a valid Rutgers I.D. and identify yourself as a Rutgers faculty, emeritus faculty, student, or academic or professional library staff member. When requesting borrowing privileges at a VALE library, you must present a signed "VALE Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Application Form," available from the circulation librarian on the Camden or Newark campus or the University Libraries Administrative Offices in New Brunswick.

Some libraries offer options for guests to purchase borrower's cards if you do not qualify for one of the reciprocal agreements detailed above. Read more about each library in the accompanying text (above), call the number listed with each entry for more information or see their page for any new instructions. You may also write to us at Ask a Librarian.