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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 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.

Welcome to the Rutgers University Libraries

But thou art deeper read, and better skill'd
Come, and take choice of all my library,
And so beguile thy sorrow …
        - Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus

The Rutgers University Libraries rank among the top academic research libraries in the United States, with holdings of more than four million volumes, over fifty thousand serials, and hundreds of research databases,. The unified library system is comprised of twenty-six libraries, centers, and reading rooms located on Rutgers' campuses in New Brunswick/Piscataway, Newark, and Camden, as well as RU-Online, our digital library.

Individual library collections are described, along with information on library hours and directions, on the Libraries and Centers page. As part of the State University of New Jersey, the Libraries are open to the public.

Significant collections include:

Major libraries holding a wide range of US, New Jersey, and international documents are:

Any person may visit any library to browse our collections in our open stacks, to use electronic resources and to access audiovisual material within the building, free of charge. However, Rutgers affiliation is necessary to access databases remotely, to check out books, for access to the wireless network, and to use document delivery services. Guest borrowing privileges are available, as are faculty borrowing privileges for visiting scholars.

We're here to help!

All of our staff will be happy to assist you with your questions. Specialized research assistance is available from reference librarians, either in person or by phone during reference desk hours, by e-mail through Ask-A-Librarian, or by direct consultation with one of our subject specialist librarians. Our collection of subject research guides describe important scholarly resources for various disciplines. The Libraries also provide special services to persons with disabilities.

To locate material owned by Rutgers, use the Library Catalog. The Library Catalog allows you to search for books, journals, audio, video, online resources, and more. Note that searching must be done in roman characters, and information in other writing systems must be transliterated. The Library Catalog provides links for electronic material, and location codes and status for physical holdings.

Although most of the Libraries' materials are identified in the Library Catalog, there are exceptions. You may wish to consult with a librarian before deciding that Rutgers does not hold an item. Material not held by Rutgers can be requested from other institutions using a number of delivery options. Rutgers-affiliated users can access course reserves and online account information by logging into with their NetID.

Online Access to Research, 24/7

The Libraries subscribe to many electronic databases supporting a wide range of research needs. The Indexes and Databases page lists the major databases in a variety of subjects. Electronic journals can be identified by searching for individual titles in the Library Catalog, by consulting the , or by using the "Get it @ R" button found in many databases. Rutgers-affiliated users can access electronic resources when off-campus by logging in to the Libraries' web site using the Rutgers electronic login, the NetID.

For a more detailed explanation of the Libraries, you may wish to consult the Visitor's Guide (English) or the Library Guide for International Students (English).

For more explanation of specific vocabulary, consult the Library Terminology Guide (English).

We hope you find using the Rutgers University Libraries an enjoyable experience. Please ask our librarians and staff for further assistance at any time. We look forward to helping you with your research needs.