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Search for articles, ebooks, and more

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 and search. You can also use the pull-down menu to search by course title or number.

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.