Introducing QuickSearch

What’s changing?

On June 1, Rutgers University Libraries are releasing QuickSearch, a new tool that will allow you to search our vast collection of print and electronic resources using a single easy-to-use interface.

QuickSearch will replace a number of existing library services, including:

Our collection is not changing size. In fact, the new streamlined search interface will allow you to search across collections and media types with greater efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy.

Why the change?

We’re launching this new service to provide you with the best possible online experience. In response to feedback from the Rutgers community, we’re making it easier to search for library resources, request materials, and manage your library account within a single integrated interface. We want to make sure you can find what you need, when you need it.

When is this happening?

QuickSearch goes live on June 1, 2018.

What will happen to my saved items and searches?

  • Items and searches saved from the Library Catalog to your library account will no longer be available on June 1. 
  • Items and searches saved from Articles+ to your My EBSCOhost account will no longer be available after September 30.

If you’re conducting research and want to store your sources and items, we recommend that you consider using one of our citation management tools: EndNote, RefWorks, or Zotero. Not only will a citation manager provide continuity after we move to our new system, it will also help you store, organize, retrieve, cite, and share references, as well as manage PDFs and images. If you have questions about which citation manager will work best for you or need help setting up and using a citation manager, email citationmgr@libraries.rutgers.edu.

Learn more about citation management, EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero


Additional information for instructors

What will happen to my links and bookmarks?

All links to the Library Catalog will be automatically redirected beginning on June 1. However, links to other services (Articles+, Electronic Journals & Publications, and Citation Linker) will not be automatically redirected. Please plan to update any browser bookmarks or links within syllabi, course guides, and course management systems by August 30.

How will this impact summer course reserves?

As we prepare for the data migration necessary for our new system, we want to minimize disruption for faculty teaching summer courses that rely on reserve materials. In order to ensure that course reserves are available for the first day of class, instructors should plan to submit course reserve requests before May 4. Course reserve requests received after May 4 may experience longer turnaround times. Please use these forms to submit course reserve requests: