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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 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.

Research Help

The Institute of Jazz Studies offers research assistance in person, via email, online, and over the phone.  The best starting place for research assistance is the IJS Research Guide.  This guide provides helpful information about available jazz resources at the IJS and how to find them as well as resources at other libraries, archives, and museums, and on the web.

If the research guide does not help you find the answer to your question and you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact us via email  or by calling 973-353-5595 during business hours (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m.).

If you plan to visit the IJS for the first time or will need assistance during your visit, we require that you make an advance appointment.  The IJS helps hundreds of researchers every year, and scheduling a research appointment helps us accommodate your needs and provide personal service.  Please let IJS staff know what materials you would like to use and your research interest(s) when you make your appointment.  To do so, please email us or call 973-353-5595 during business hours (M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Preparing for your visit by requesting in advance the materials you would like to use will help you make the most of your time at the IJS.  We can have everything ready for when you arrive so that you can begin your research right away.  We are always happy to discuss your research and help you identify the most useful materials, but “doing your homework” before you come to the IJS will definitely improve your experience and efficiency.