Roberta Tipton and
Rebecca Pressman
October 20, 2009
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The online catalog of the Rutgers University Libraries, IRIS, gives students and faculty ready access to over 3 million print volumes in 22 Rutgers collections, plus multimedia and many full-text electronic journals. Limit searches to DANA for items in this building.

Here are some sample searches:
Chaucer and London -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)

Dillon Janette -- AUTHOR (last name first) (This search will retrieve books written by Janette Dillon.)

Chaucer criticism -- SUBJECT keyword (This search will retrieve books by Library of Congress subject heading.)

Chaucer Review -- PERIODICAL TITLE begins with

Find Journal Articles

Click on FIND ARTICLES, then click on Indexes and Databases. You can locate indexes and databases by subject or by title.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
This multidisciplinary database indexes periodicals in many different fields and on many different levels, from general interest to scholarly. Students find it a handy place to begin searches because it is partly full text and because it covers so many different subjects. You may also use other EBSCOhost databases by clicking on the 'Choose Databases' link. Rutgers offers you more than 200 periodical indexes and databases in many subject areas. Don't stop here if you need additional information.Also available at the Newark Public Library.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
The Literature Resource Center contains full text articles about authors and literary classics from many countries plus Web links to even more information. You may search by author, title, or genre (type of literature). Contains parts of many Gale series on literature, including Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography.Also available at Newark Public Library.

Humanities Full Text
Humanities Full Text indexes core scholarly periodicals and specialized magazines in literature, history, film studies, mass media, philosophy, archaeology, music, folklore, art and photography, and journalism.

Literature Online (LION)
"Searchable full-text of more than 350,000 literary works in the English language-poetry, drama, and prose; 175 full-text literary journals; the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature; and reference sources including bibliographies, biographies, and dictionaries."--from the Rutgers website.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
The premier literary database of criticism and scholarship from the Modern Language Association with coverage from 1926 to the present. International in scope; offers the broadest and deepest treatment of world literature in one database. Can be overwhelming because of its depth and complexity of source material.

Newspaper Articles

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: the New York Times
Provides the full image of articles published in the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 until two years ago.
Access World News
Contains the full text of recent New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many New Jersey newspapers, including the Star-Ledger. Over 840 U.S. and 1080 international newspapers in all.
Find recent articles in major metropolitan and international newspapers in Factiva or LexisNexis Academic. For items you cannot locate in full text from these sources, we own the following newspapers on microfilm on the Lower Level:
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
Washington Post
Newark Star Ledger
Subject Research Guide: Newspapers (Natalie Borisovets and Ka-Neng Au, Dana Library, Rutgers)
A guide to newspapers online throughout the world; cost of access noted if known.

Additional Rutgers Indexes and Databases

Find scholarly periodical articles in literature, film, and media studies using Literature Resource Center, Humanities Full Text, MLA International Bibliography, Communication & Mass Media Complete, or other appropriate index.

Find scholarly periodical articles in social sciences using the Social Sciences Full Text, Sociological Abstracts, Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS),Education Index/Abstracts/Full Text, PsycINFO, or other appropriate index.

Follow policy and regulatory trends using CQ Researcher, Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS), CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, or other appropriate database. For laws and regulations, use the "Legal Research" link in LexisNexis Academic or go to FindLaw (not Rutgers restricted).

Selected Rutgers Online Guides:

Electronic Reference Sources (Stephanie Bartz, Rutgers University Libraries)

Alumni Databases (Natalie Borisovets, Rutgers University Libraries)
A collection of free databases on the Web.

The Newark Experience (Natalie Borisovets, Dana Library)
Extensive online guide devoted to the history of Newark, NJ.

Newark by the Numbers (Natalie Borisovets, Dana Library)

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Other Information Sources, Online or Onsite:

Internet Public Library

Librarians' Internet Index

JerseyClicks is a suite of databases available to you with a card from any public library in the state. So get your library card and start enjoying the info.

The Fedstats gateway points to the wealth of statistical data and other information published by the US Government, which is the world's largest publisher. Check out the Kids Pages link for some really interesting websites for the younger set.

Newark Public Library
One of the major public libraries in New Jersey, the Newark Public Library boasts a regional federal documents depository, circulating collections in languages other than English, and significant holdings in the arts and humanities, including their own index to songs.

The New Jersey Information Center at NPL specializes in Newark and New Jersey items. There is an electronic Star Ledger index from 1989 to the present. The Newark News index (print) covers 1916-1970.

Find the list of NPL electronic resources at: Internet & Electronic Resources.

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The Information Cycle (Penn State Libraries)
Explains how news becomes information over time. Beautiful, award-winning presentation.

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