Welcome to the Paul Robeson Library
- Course Reserves
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, journals, movies, music, maps, theses, dissertations 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.
You can search the Rutgers Library Catalog for Electronic Books:
1. Choose Advanced Search
2. Enter your search information (author, title, keyword, etc) in the appropriate fields.
3. Select Library: RU-ONLINE (Rutgers Digital Library)
4. Select Format: Books
5. Click SEARCH button
Results will be limited to electronic resources that are books. Click on the link to access the document.
You can also visit our Electronic Books page. Not all items listed on this page are located in the Library Catalog.
How Do I find electronic books (e-books)?
Do you need a book that is not available from the Rutgers Libraries (not owned, or currently unavailable)? You may request the item via EZ-BORROW. Login using your Library Barcode and Pin # and request the item from participating libraries in the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.
Journal articles are not available through this service.
For full text articles, try these frequently used databases first.
Browse the Complete A-Z listing of databases.
Search for articles across multiple databases.
Search a journal title in the Electronic Journal list.
If you have a citation to an article, use Citation Linker.
Request an article not found at Rutgers through Article Delivery and InterLibrary Loan.
Search for newspaper articles.
- Academic Search Premier
This index provides an excellent starting point for full-text articles on general and multidisciplinary topics. Academic Search Premier allows you to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. Find out more on this guide to Getting Started with Academic Search Premier
- Business Source Premier
This is the primary business database. Many of the articles in BSP are full-text and/or full image.
- CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Researcher
Each week, CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news. Every issue includes charts, graphs, a chronology, a bibliography, and a pro/con discussion relating to the topic. Highly recommended for position or opinion papers.
- Google Scholar
Search scholarly literature from a variety of sources. Some content is available in full text. Look for the label "Full Text @ Rutgers" (must be logged in when off campus).
- Literature Resource Center (GALE)
LRC is the recommended starting point for literary criticism. This full-text resource has biographical information about authors as well as criticisms of their major works.
PsycINFO is the primary source for psychology literature. Many of the articles in this database are available as full-text.
- The Rutgers University Libraries have access to many different indexes and databases for your research needs. Browse our Complete Listing of Indexes and Databases. Items are listed by subject and alphabetically by title. A description page for each item will help you determine if it is the resource that you need.
You can search for articles across multiple library databases. To search for journal, magazine or newspaper articles in the most popular databases, enter your search term(s) in the General Search. You may choose to search databases in your subject area by entering your search term(s) and choosing a subject from the pull-down menu.
NOTE: Not all articles found via this search are Full Text. For Full Text only, please search the individual databases that provide full text such as our frequently used databases.
If the article you are searching for is not available in full-text electronically, you can use Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Services to request journal articles from any Rutgers University library.
Please watch this video on how to request an article.
You may also use this service to request materials not in the Rutgers University Libraries collections.
This Newspaper guide will lead to many newspaper sites with online searchable archives, as well as to physical collections of newspapers.
Popular Newspaper Databases: (Rutgers-Restricted Access)
Factiva is a vast archive of the world's most important publications, reports and news, focusing on business. Includes access to the Wall Street Journal.
Full-text content of North American and international newspapers
A full-text collection of newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press. English and Spanish.
"News" section indexes and provides access to full text of newspapers including New York Times, Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
Provides the full image of articles published in the New York Times from its first issue in 1851.
Provides PDF images of essentially all the content published in the Washington Post from its first issue in 1877 through 1993.
Research Guides have been created for you by the librarians at Rutgers in order to help you with your research. You can browse by Subject or Author and also find specific class guides.
This list provides access to many subject area encyclopedias. (Rutgers Restricted).
This page lists various electronic reference sources to help you with your research assignment.
Various guides to help with citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that enables you to:
- Organize your research
- Import references from many electronic databases
- Include citations while you write your paper
- Build a bibliography according to different stylesheets (APA, MLA, etc.)
- Create a bibliography in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.
Guide to Library Research: Learn to write a better paper using this guide.
How to Avoid Plagiarism : A popular cartoon tutorial developed at the Paul Robeson library on how to avoid plagiarism.
Assignment Calculator: Calculate a timeline to help you get through your writing assignment with efficiency and organization.
Paul Robeson Library YouTube Channel: Check out the "Rules of Plagiarism Fight Club", Words of wisdom on Wikipedia and other videos to help you with library resources and research.
Rutgers Libraries Toolbar: is a free Firefox browser extension that provides quick access to library resources.
Searchpath: This tutorial will help you learn to find and critically evaluate information sources.
RIOT Tutorial: An interactive experience to help you learn how to Select a Topic, Find Sources, Select Keywords, Identify Citations, and Evaluate Sources.