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Enter your keywords into the search bar to begin searching. As you type, a menu will appear allowing you to select what part of the collection you would like to search.

Select Rutgers Libraries to search for books, articles, media, and other resources available from the Rutgers Libraries.

Select Course Reserves to search for course materials placed on reserve by your instructor.

course reserves in quicksearch

Use Advanced Search to:

  • Limit your search to specific fields, like title, author, or subject
  • Narrow your search by resource type, language, or date
  • Construct complex queries using different combinations of keywords

advanced search screen

For best results, try the following search tips:

Tip Example

Use AND, OR, NOT (all caps) to combine search concepts

marijuana AND legalization

cars OR automobiles

dolphins NOT football

Use quotation marks to search for phrases

“climate change”

“cognitive behavioral therapy”

Use wildcard operators (? and *) to search for word variations

wom?n

combust*

Use parentheses to create complex queries using multiple operators

(television OR movies)

AND (violence OR aggression)

AND (children OR adolescents)

For more information see Getting Started with QuickSearch.