• Articles
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  • Journals
  • Course Reserves
Search for course reserves
Search for journals, magazines, and newspapers
Search for books, music, movies, and more
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.

Self Checkout

Located in front of the circulation desk at Alexander Library, the Self Checkout machine allows borrowers to check out their own books quickly and easily. Step-by-step instructions are displayed on an easy-to-use touch screen.

Self Checkout will:

  • Verify your privileges.
  • Check out and renew books and periodicals that circulate.
  • Desensitize items.
  • Print date due slips.

Helpful tips for using Self Checkout:

  • You must have a Rutgers library account to use Self Checkout. Visit the circulation desk to set up your account if you are new to the university.
  • If the Self Checkout machine does not scan the barcode on your RUconnection card or library card, or if there is a problem with your library account, please visit the circulation desk for assistance.
  • Make sure the spine of the book you are checking out rests in the "V."
  • If the Self Checkout machine will not checkout or scan the barcode of a particular book, please take it to the circulation desk.
  • Questions? Ask staff at the circulation desk for assistance.