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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 audio or video material in the Rutgers collections, enter one or more keywords and select the appropriate search type in the pull-down menu. For more information, see "How do I find audio or video materials?"

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.

How Do I know if RU has a particular journal?

First, check the (see below for help);

then check ;

if the Libraries do not have this journal or if it is only available in print, use InterLibrary Loan and Article Delivery.

Help finding a journal title in the Library Catalog

  1. Go to the , and enter the title of the journal (NOT the title of the article) in the search box.
  1. Select PERIODICAL TITLE begins with from the pull-down menu located to the right of the search box, then click on the Search button.
  1. The Library Catalog will display an alphabetical list of periodical titles. Click on the one that most closely matches your search.
    Note: If the periodical you select is available in more than one format, you may, at this point, see multiple listings for the same title. Click on the periodical title in any listing to view the complete details for that record.
  1. Look at the information contained in the record.

Example:

If you entered "journal of the Rutgers University Libraries" as your periodical title, you would retrieve the following record:

Title: The journal of the Rutgers University Libraries.
Publication info: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Universities Libraries, 1976-
Subject: Rutgers University. Libraries -- Periodicals.
Subject: Libraries--History--Periodicals.
Subject: Books--History--Periodicals.
Subject: Printing--History--Periodicals.
Subject: New Jersey--History--Periodicals.
Continues: Journal of the Rutgers University Library (ISSN: 0036-0473) 1937-1974
Library has: SPCOL SNCLNJ Z733.R955 V38+ 1976+
Electronic access: http://jrul.libraries.rutgers.edu/

ALEXANDER--
Location: PER -- Current -- Shelved by title
Holdings: v.62 (2006) - v.63 (2007)
ALEXANDER--
Location: STACKS -- Z733.R955F
Holdings: v.58/59 (1997/2000) - v.60/61 (2003/2005)
Holdings: v.38 (1976) - v.56/57 (1994/1995)
CAMDEN--
Location: PER -- Current -- Shelved by title
Holdings: v.61 (2005) - v.63 (2007 [2009])
CAMDEN--
Location: PER -- Bound -- Shelved by title
Holdings: v.38 (1976) - v.60 (2003)
DANA--
Location: PER -- Bound -- Shelved by title
Holdings: v.42 (1980) - v.50 (1988)
DOUGLASS--
Location: PER -- Bound -- Shelved by title
Holdings: v.38 (1976) - v.56/58 (1994/1997)
KILMER--
Location: PER -- Bound -- Shelved by title
Holdings: yr.1977 - yr.1988 Note: With gaps

Notice the Electronic Access link that appears before the first library listing. The link indicates that some portion of the journal is available electronically. To find out if the volume/article that you are looking for is available electronically, click on the Electronic Access link. NOTE: Some records may have multiple Electronic Access links.

The most important information to note is the Location and Holdings information listed under each library. This information tells you where to find the journal and indicates the volumes or years of the journal that are located at each of the Rutgers University Libraries.

The notation of "Current" in the Location line indicates that a particular library is currently receiving the journal. The associated Holdings line lists the most recently received issues.


NOTE: You must enter the entire title or the first few words of the title of the journal in order to search the Library Catalog. If you need help deciphering an abbreviation for a journal title, please speak with a reference librarian, or write to Ask A Librarian.