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10 Tips for Success in 2016

January 21, 2016

Welcome back, Rutgers students! The Scarlet Knight is not the only one who was lonely without you around campus—your librarians have missed you, too! Now that winter break is in the rear-view mirror and it’s time to get back into the academic swing of things, here are 10 Libraries tips to help you succeed in 2016.

  1. Check our hours:  Check the operating hours for your favorite library location.
  2. Locate reserves:  Many professors put course materials on reserve. Search for electronic materials online or ask for physical materials at the circulation desk.
  3. Borrow books: Need to find a book? First check for it at Rutgers using QuickSearch. If it is checked out or not held in our collections, try E-ZBorrow or Uborrow. You can have your selection delivered to the library of your choice.
  4. Find articles:  Search for scholarly articles on your research topic using our extensive selection of indexes and databases. You can even submit a request to have an article scanned and delivered to you!
  5. Ask for help! Not sure how to get started with your project? Check our research guides or ask a librarian via chat, email, or phone.
  6. Use a computer:  Save time by checking desktop computer availability before you head to the library. Select locations offer laptops that you can reserve online or at the circulation desk.
  7. Copy, print, scan:  Copy cards may be purchased at many libraries for a small fee. You can print from our computer labs or over the Rutgers network from your own machine. Self-service scanning is available for free using your NetID.
  8. Try a new service:  Book a group study room with our new room reservation service. Find the latest clinical information with UpToDate. Receive a text when your hold is ready for pickup by changing the settings in your library account.
  9. View an exhibit or attend an event: With displays and discussions on everything from Rutgers’ 250th anniversary to contemporary women artists to jazz scholarship, the Libraries offer something for everyone.
  10. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news about our resources, services, programming, and more.