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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.

Media Center Services

Media Center Services
Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527
Douglass Campus
Phone: 848-932-9783
Email: mediaser@rci.rutgers.edu

The Media Center maintains the Libraries' collection of visual resources in New Brunswick, along with the audio recordings of the Laurie Performing Arts Library. Questions about access to media materials may be addressed by email to mediaser@rci.rutgers.edu.

Viewing and listening facilities

Viewing and listening facilities are provided in the Media Center for individuals and small groups; limited stations for course reserve viewing are also available in the Alexander and Kilmer libraries.


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.

Clips from Analog Tapes or DVDs

The Libraries provide a DVD clipping service for instructors. Media Services staff will create a custom DVD of portions of audio and moving image works for instructors to place on Reserve for students. Instructors may then check the DVD out of library course Reserves to use in the classroom. The amount clipped should be reasonable and appropriate for the educational purpose, in accordance with fair use. The material clipped must be lawfully made and acquired. Because capturing and converting materials into digital files takes time, instructors should place requests as far in advance as possible. Instructors on the Camden and New Brunswick campuses can contact Rich Sandler, mediaser@rci.rutgers.edu, at the Media Center, Douglass Library, for this service. Instructors at Rutgers University-Newark should contact Mark Pappiani, papianni@andromeda.rutgers.edu, at Media and Digital Library Services, Dana Library.

Media Bookings

Faculty may book for classroom use or preview all Rutgers University Libraries media titles by using the Media Materials - Booking Form.

Media Reserves

Faculty may place on reserve videotapes and DVDs from the collection as well as their own personal copies for use by students in their scheduled classes. To place materials on reserve fill out the Media Center Reserve Request Form.

Streaming Media Clips for Reserves

The Libraries create and upload Streaming Media Clips for Reserves. Instructors may request that short sections of audio and moving image material be made available as streaming files through the Library Catalog's Reserves module. Use the Streaming Media Clips Service Request Form to request streaming media clips for Reserves on all campuses (Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark). Please include details of the sections of works needed-- timings, chapter numbers, and visual cues all help. The amount streamed should be reasonable and appropriate for the educational purpose, in accordance with fair use. Material digitized for streaming must be lawfully made and acquired. Special passwords will be created for each course and shared with you to give to your students to access streaming files.

Because capturing and converting materials into digital files takes time, instructors should place requests as far in advance as possible. Streaming audio and visual files will be listed along with books, electronic files, and other reserve materials on your reserve course list in the Library Catalog. You can create a link from your Sakai course management page to library course reserves; see How to Link Your Library Reserves to Sakai.

If you would like assistance with locating media titles or filling out the request form, please contact the Media Center in New Brunswick via email: mediaser@rci.rutgers.edu or Tel: 848-932-5034.

Video Collections

The Media Center video collection includes 10,000 videotapes, 6,000 DVDs, 150 laserdiscs, and 1,100 16mm films. Materials have been selected to meet teaching and resource needs of all Rutgers schools, departments, and programs. New moving image materials are ordered regularly, and faculty users are invited to make recommendations for purchase by the contacting Jane Sloan, Media Librarian (jsloan@rulmail.rutgers.edu). Materials not owned by the libraries may also be requested for purchase via the Booking or Reserves forms.

The collections are cataloged in the Library Catalog.

Search help is available in How do I find video or audio information?

Guides of selected titles to a broad range of subjects are available through the Media Collections Research Guide.

16 mm film at the Media Center.

Equipment Loan

The Media Center checks out the following audio-visual equipment :
1 HD Flip Camera
1 HD Camcorder (with tripod)
7 Digital Voice Recorders

Video and Audio Editing facilities

A wide range of editing and composing software is available in the Sharon Fordham Multimedia Lab, located next to the Media Center.