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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, course name, or course number and search.

Literature Search

Reference Department

If you are a person who needs or wants the results of an expert literature search, the Information & Education librarians at the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences can assist you.  Librarians will perform literature searches for RU faculty, students, and staff and for non-affiliated clients.  Fees for this service are listed below.  If royalty-based databases are searched, fees incurred will be higher and will be passed along to the requestor.

Rutgers Univeristy

Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Staff/Faculty at Affiliated Hospitals:
$6.00/search, including 25 citations; $2.00/each additional 25 citations

Students, Residents, Interns, Fellows:
$5.00/search, including 25 citations; $2.00/each additional 25 citations

Rutgers Univeristy

Student w/valid college/university ID:
$20.00/search, including up to 100 citations

Non-Profit Organizations:
$25.00/search, including up to 100 citations

For-Profit Companies, Law Firms:
$40.00/search, including up to 100 citations

$25.00/search, including up to 100 citations

Current Awareness Service

This automatic service can provide you with a monthly listing of new citations in your field of interest.  A search strategy based upon your specifications is automatically run each month in the database(s) of your choice in order to retrieve all recently-added references.

The annual fee is $40.00.

Methods of Payment for Services

The Smith Library accepts cash, checks, or IDTs as form of payment.


For more information or to request a literature search, please call 973-972-4358.  For information on our Current Awareness Service, please call 973-972-7840.