How to search the library catalog for materials in Special Collections and University Archives

Printed materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SC/UA) can be found by searching the Rutgers Library Catalog. In addition, the catalog provides summary descriptions of most of our other holdings, many of which are more fully described in separate finding aids.

Advanced search

The best way to search our collections is by doing an advanced search in our library catalog:

  • Library: limit your results to SPCOL/UA;
  • Format: limit results to required format (such as book, manuscript, map)

Advanced search for Paul Robeson limited to SPCOL/UA and manuscripts only

    Search results

    A search for a name or subject may lead to various collections, held in several sub-locations. To select multiple formats, hold down the "CTRL" key and right-click your choices. An author search for Paul Robeson in SPCOL/UA, limited to books and manuscripts, brings up the following results:

    • Books and other publications (SNCLNJ);
    • Paul Robeson collection in the Rutgers University Archives (ARCHIV);

    Additional audiovisual recordings for Paul Robeson can be found by selecting the appropriate formats, most of which are held at other Rutgers libraries and cannot be accessed in Special Collections and University Archives.

    Search results for Paul Robeson as author, showing books in the Sinclair New Jersey Collection (SNCLNJ) and manuscripts in the University Archives (ARCHIV)