• Articles
  • Books
  • Journals
  • Audio/Video
  • Course Reserves
Search for course reserves
Search for movies, music, and more
Search for journals, magazines, and newspapers
Search for books available at Rutgers Libraries
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 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.

Develop Instruction

Are your students able to:

  • Articulate a research question and identify the types of information needed to investigate it?
  • Locate scholarly sources of information instead of relying solely on Google results?
  • Evaluate the information they find, whatever its source?
  • Properly cite and attribute the information they use?

Librarians are ready to help by:

  • Providing library research instruction tailored to your course topic and goals.
  • Creating resource Web pages customized for your course content.
  • Collaborating with you to develop information-rich assignments.
  • Teaching students about plagiarism and information ethics.
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To discuss how best to integrate information literacy into your course; schedule a library class session; or talk about issues, solutions, and ideas related to student research skills please contact your subject specialist librarian or campus instruction coordinator.

What might library instruction sessions cover?

A basic library class may include:

  • Overview of the Rutgers libraries system
  • Getting a library barcode and pin number
  • Course Reserves and Borrowing policies
  • Getting books and materials from libraries within and outside Rutgers
  • Searching the Library Catalog
  • Choosing a database and searching Indexes and Databases to find articles
  • Using electronic resources
  • Evaluating information sources

A more advanced library class may include:

  • Focusing a topic of research
  • Using advanced search techniques to find materials on a topic in the library catalog, Indexes and databases, electronic resources and Websites.
  • Navigating subject-specific information or publications
  • Attributing and citing information, academic integrity, and plagiarism
  • Evaluating information sources

Library class guides, tutorials, handy materials

Information Literacy Competencies at Rutgers [PDF]