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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.

How Do I request materials from a Rutgers library?


To Request a Book

Search the to find the record for the book you want, then select the request option that best fits your needs. For delivery to a law library or off campus location, always use the Special Request option when requesting books owned by Rutgers. Regardless of the option you choose, you will be notified by e-mail and in "My Library Account" when your book becomes available for pick-up.

Request options

If your book is Then
In Library and Circulating
  1. Select Book Delivery.
  2. Enter your NetID and password or, if you do not have a Rutgers NetID and are eligible to request books, enter your library barcode and PIN.
  3. Once you have successfully logged in, select the library where you want to pick up the book. For multi-volumes sets, be sure to indicate the volume number for each volume that you want to request.
  4. Click on the "Submit Request" button.
In Library and Non-Circulating
  1. Select Special Request for short term in-library use of the book. [NOTE: For a longer loan period, try E-ZBorrow to get quick delivery from another academic library.]
  2. Enter your NetID or, if you do not have a Rutgers NetID and are eligible to request books, enter your library barcode.
  3. Select the library where you want to use the book. For multi-volumes sets, be sure to enter the volume number in the "Additional Information" field.
  4. Click on the "Submit" button.
Checked Out
  1. Select E-ZBorrow to get quick delivery from another academic library.
  2. Enter your NetID and password or, if you do not have a Rutgers NetID and are eligible to request books, enter your library barcode and PIN.
  3. Search the PALCI E-ZBorrow catalog to find the record for the book you need.
  4. If the book is "Requestable", select the library where you want to pick up the book. For multi-volumes sets, be sure to indicate the volume number for each volume that you want to request.
    [NOTE: If the book is not "Requestable" via E-ZBorrow, return to the and use the Book Delivery option to recall the Rutgers copy. For delivery to a law library or off campus location, use the Special Request option to recall the Rutgers copy.]
  5. Click on the "Request" button.
In Process
  1. Select Book Delivery.
  2. Enter your NetID and password or, if you do not have a Rutgers NetID and are eligible to request books, enter your library barcode and PIN.
  3. Once you have successfully logged in, select the library where you want to pick up the book. For multi-volumes sets, be sure to indicate the volume number for each volume that you want to request.
  4. Click on the "Submit Request" button.
On Order
  1. Select Special Request.
  2. Enter your NetID or, if you do not have a Rutgers NetID and are eligible to request books, enter your library barcode.
  3. Select the library where you want to pick up the book. For multi-volumes sets, be sure to enter the volume number in the "Additional Information" field.
  4. Click on the "Submit" button.
Pending
  1. Select Book Delivery.
  2. Enter your NetID and password or, if you do not have a Rutgers NetID and are eligible to request books, enter your library barcode and PIN.
  3. Once you have successfully logged in, select the library where you want to pick up the book. For multi-volumes sets, be sure to indicate the volume number for each volume that you want to request.
  4. Click on the "Submit Request" button.

To Request an Article

  1. Search the to find the record for the journal that you need.
  1. If the article you need is not available full-text in electronic format at Rutgers, click on the "Article Delivery" option.
  1. Log on to the Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Services webpage.
  1. On the main menu under New Request, select and fill out the "Article Request." Form
  1. Fill out the entire form, providing as much information about the article as possible.
  1. Articles are posted as PDF documents. You will be notified by email when your article is available.

To Cancel a Request

  1. To cancel a book request, write to Ask a Librarian and include your full name and the titles of the items you wish to cancel. Library staff will cancel your request and update library records.
  1. To cancel an article request, logon to the Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Services webpage. Select "Outstanding Requests," find the article request you wish to cancel and click on its transaction number in the left-hand column. Click on "Cancel Request" at the top of the Transaction Information screen. Your cancelled request is removed from "Outstanding Requests" and can be viewed under "Cancelled Requests."

For more information about delivery of materials in the collections of the Rutgers University Libraries, see Rutgers Delivery Service (RDS).