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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.

Dana Library Media and Meeting Rooms

Changes are afoot for Dana Library Media and Meeting Rooms!

As of August, 1, 2016, all Dana Library media items will be circulated via the Circulation Desk in the lobby of the library. Most DVDs, VHS tapes and audio CDs will be available for browsing and self-selection to Rutgers-Newark faculty staff and students. All items, including LPs and audio cassettes can be found via the .





How do I find media items now?

Any item the library owns is discoverable in the . You can search by keyword, title, subject, actor or director name (by using the AUTHOR field).

You can also search the Media Collections Guide Index for videos, including streaming films, from a variety of sources.

The SWANK Digital Campus database is also an excellent source of first-run, feature films available to Rutgers faculty, staff and students for viewing in the classroom or at home for leisure.



Where are Media items located in the library?

DVDs, audio CDs and VHS cassettes are on shelves on the lower level of Dana Library near the group lounge area. These items are also discoverable through the "Books and Media" tab of the .

Audio cassette tapes and vinyl LPs are housed behind the Dana Library Circulation Desk and are discoverable via the .

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How do I check out Media items?

For DVDs, audio CDs and VHS cassettes, simply take the empty box for the item you want upstairs to the Circulation Desk located in the first floor lobby of the library. Circulation staff will retrieve the tape, CD or DVD for you and check it out to you just as they would a book.

For audio cassettes and vinyl LPs, when you discover a cassette or LP you would like to borrow in the catalog, write down the call number and ask for it at the Dana Circulation Desk.

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How do I get Media for my courses as an instructor?

Most media items circulate freely in the Rutgers Library system. The different ways you can get media for your courses include:

Standard checkout - if an item circulates freely in the Rutgers Library system, you can simply check it out just as you would a book. Many items can be ordered from other Rutgers Library locations by using the Rutgers Delivery Service. Check the section of this page about checkout periods to learn for how long specific media items circulate.

Media Reserves - You can put media items on reserve for your courses and listed in the to insure that your students will be able to view them for course work. Even online video can be put on reserve through Course Reserves via an HTML template that you can embed in your Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle or eCollege site. Learn more in the section on Media Reserves and Media Bookings.

Personal Copies on Reserve - If you have a personal copy of a film or audio recording, Dana Library will be happy to put it on reserve for your students as well using the same procedures we use for items owned by the Libraries.

Media Bookings - Media Bookings allow you to have Rutgers Libraries set a particular item aside for you and deliver it to your home library at a particular time during the semester. This function of Bookings insures that a particular media item will be ready and available for you at the appropriate date for your syllabus.
Bookings also allow you to request materials from another Rutgers library that have a special status. Learn more about special status items in the section on checkout periods.

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What if the Libraries don't own something I want to use for a course I'm teaching?

If the libraries do not own a film or audio recording that you would like to use for your course, you can contact your department's Dana Library Liaison - also known as Subject Specialists - to have them order media items for your courses.

If you would like to request that the Libraries add a movie to the SWANK database, contact Krista White, Digital Humanities Librarian, who will check on the availability of the film in the SWANK Digital Campus catalog and fulfill your request.

If you need an items for a course you are teaching during the current semester, contact your department's Dana Library Liaison to have them order a film or audio CD for your course. Please be aware that media orders take from 6-8 weeks to fulfill and process.

How long will my order take to become available?

Media orders for items such as DVDs and CDs take from 6-8 weeks to fulfill and process.

SWANK orders can take 2-6 weeks to fulfill, depending on their status with SWANK and the time of year. The beginning of the semester tends to have the longest lag time for fulfillment.

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How long can I keep Media items? (Checkout Periods)

The amount of time you can keep media items depends on your Rutgers status and the type of item you want to check out.

Instructional Films (VIDEODVF-Y)
These DVDs are for instructional use only.
Status for Checkout: Rutgers faculty, staff and graduate students
Checkout Period: 3 days, unless booked or on reserve.

DVDs
Status for Checkout: Rutgers faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students
Checkout Period: 7 days, unless booked or on reserve.

Video Cassettes
Status for Checkout: Rutgers faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students
Checkout Period: 7 days, unless booked or on reserve.

Audio CDs
Status for Checkout: Rutgers faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students
Checkout Period: Faculty, staff, graduate students: 14 days
Checkout Period: Undergraduate students: 3 days

Audio Cassettes
Status for Checkout: Rutgers faculty, staff, and graduate students
Checkout Period: Faculty, staff, graduate students: 14 days

Audio Discs (LPs)
Status for Checkout: Rutgers faculty, staff, and graduate students
Checkout Period: Faculty, staff, graduate students: 14 days

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What is the difference between a Reserve and a Booking?

Media Reserves - Reserves are meant to hold items for students in a class. Dana Media items can be reserved for the entire semester. Media items from other Rutgers Libraries may have shorter reserve periods.

Items on reserve for courses are listed in the and held with other reserve items behind the Circulation Desk. Online video can be put on reserve through Course Reserves. Streaming films on reserve will be listed in the as an HTML template that can be embedded into a Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle or eCollege site.

To reserve items from any Rutgers library for your Rutgers-Newark courses, fill out the Dana Media Reserves form.

Media Bookings - Media Bookings are meant to insure that a particular media item is available for a specific course date.

Bookings also allow you to request materials from another Rutgers library that have a special status, such as instructional only DVDs.

To book items from any Rutgers library, fill out the Media Materials Booking Form

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How do I reserve Media for my courses?

Faculty may place Rutgers media materials on reserve for their classes to view in-house for specific time periods each semester. Dana Library media materials may be put on reserve for the entire semester. This includes electronic streaming versions of films available through our databases and .

Streaming Film Options for Reserves

If you would like staff to search for electronic, streaming versions of a reserve item for you, be sure to check the button that says, "If an Online version of this title is available, would you like to be notified?" for each film for which you would like to investigate streaming options in the Reserve Request Form.

Please use the Dana Media Center Reserve Request Form to reserve media materials for your Rutgers-Newark courses.



How do I Book Media for my courses?

Bookings allow you to request media materials from other Rutgers Libraries for specific dates in order utilize them in the classroom or to order media items whose circulation is restricted.

Please use the Dana Media Reserve Request Form



How do I get assistance?

Ordering New Media Items for Courses

Contact your Subject Liaison Librarian.

Media Reserves and Media Bookings

Bonnie Paz, Library Assistant
brownpaz@rutgers.edu
973-353-3807

Linda Becker, Library Assistant
lbecker@andromeda.rutgers.edu
973-353-3813

Dana Library Meeting Room Reservations

Mark Papianni, AV Technical Coordinator
papianni@rutgers.edu
973-353-1478

SWANK Orders and Other Questions

Krista White, Digital Humanities Librarian
kwhite2@rutgers.edu
973-353-5913



Meeting Room Information and Reservations

PLEASE NOTE:

ENHANCED (SMART) CLASSROOMS ON CAMPUS ARE NOT SCHEDULED BY DANA MEDIA SERVICES.
ENHANCED CLASSROOM SCHEDULING AND TRAINING INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT:
Office of Academic Scheduling: 973-353-5706
http://scheduling.newark.rutgers.edu

The Dana Room

The Dana Room is a versatile smart classroom space that accommodates various usage requests. For classes, it can be set up with or without tables for large screen viewing of films or presentations. For receptions or special events as an in-house theatre for musical performances, the Dana Room seats 118 (chairs only) and 55 with tables and chairs. Standing room capacity is 166. There is a grand concert piano in the Dana room that was made available through the generosity of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office.

Reservations must be made by faculty or an authorized representative at least a week in advance. Space is available on a first come first serve basis and subject to administrative approval. Media related use has priority. Videotaping of events in the Dana Room must be arranged and approved in advance.

The Gallery

The adjoining exhibition gallery that runs through most of the media complex offers the opportunity to display visual and textual materials, artwork, and other media in a way that encourages and facilitates learning and that serves to reinforce the importance of the jazz/media complex as an intellectually exciting and vital community space.

Recent exhibitions have included several New Jersey Book Arts exhibits and the Public Administration Department’s Soviet Political Poster Art exhibit. The gallery has also been a showcase for the display of many unique paintings and works of established artists from diverse communities and cultures.

Those interested in exhibit space should contact: Ann Watkins (ewatkins@rutgers.edu). Exhibits are approved by the Arts Advisory Committee and the Administrative Office.

Special Collections Room

The Special Collections Room is located on the 4th floor of the library. Primarily used by library administration for meetings, video conferences and interviews, this nostalgic space displays a collection of rare books and several musical instrument artifacts. The room seats 10 comfortably around a historic conference table that was used to sign the resolution which officially ended the hostilities between the United States and Germany in World War I.

Reservations must be made by faculty or an authorized representative at least a week in advance. Space is available on a first come first serve basis and subject to administrative approval. Media related use has priority. Videotaping of events in the Special Collections Room must be arranged and approved in advance.


Access Policies

All Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff with valid IDs (and NJIT faculty teaching Rutgers classes) can borrow Rutgers media materials that ARE NOT ON RESERVE or BOOKED for a CLASS.

Most DVDs circulate to faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates for 7 days. Videocassettes and DVDs committed to instructional use circulate to faculty, staff, and graduate students for 3 days when not booked or on reserve. CDs, audio cassettes, discs, and tapes circulate to faculty, staff, and graduate students for 14 days; CDs also circulate to undergraduates for 3 days. All borrowers must be current Rutgers faculty, staff or students. Guest and alumni borrowers are not eligible to borrow audio and visual items.

Booked DVDs /Videos may be picked up and returned to the Circulation Desk.

All Reserve items must be used in the Dana Library.
Faculty may borrow a reserve item for a 4 hour period.

See: Dana Media Reserve Request Form

Rutgers alumni, Council for Higher Education in Newark (CHEN) participants and holders of valid County of Essex Libraries Reciprocal, Borrowing & Lending Program (ReBL) cards must use all materials in the library.