Roberta Tipton and
Rebecca Pressman
March 25, 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:
health and urban -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)

Rose Mike -- AUTHOR (last name first) (This search will retrieve books written by Mike Rose.)

gangs -- SUBJECT begins with (This search will retrieve books by Library of Congress subject heading.)


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.
CQ Researcher
"Weekly reports produced by the well-regarded Washington reporting service Congressional Quarterly Inc. Each 24-page report focuses on a specific topic that is perceived as being either newsworthy or an issue of broad interest in the public policy sphere." -- from the Rutgers database information page.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text
"Provides electronic access to full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of periodicals and journals in all core undergraduate subjects" --from the Rutgers database information page

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.

About Web Page Evaluation:

Quick: The QUality Information ChecKlist: Website Evaluation Quiz.

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To Try On Your Own:

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

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