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Rutgers Business School STEP Program: About this Guide

This is a summer program for new business students.

Important Links

The Rutgers Business Research Guides (Index Page)


The John Cotton Dana Library


Rutgers Business School


Dear Rutgers Business Student:

Welcome to the Dana Library and to our business resources.  You will be using these resources in your classes in entrepreneurship, business plans, marketing, finance, international business, organization management, and anywhere research on companies, industries, or business topics is required (like your search for jobs and internships).

In this session we will look at Business Source Premier, a treasure trove of business articles and reports on many subjects.  We will also be exploring our business databases and business guides, which are acquired or created for your needs as a business student.  In addition, we have three business librarians on this campus to answer your questions and help you succeed.

Best regards,

The Dana Business Librarians

Ka-Neng Au

Wen-Hua Ren

Roberta Tipton

Mission and Goals for the STEP Program

Course Mission Statement

The library session in the STEP program introduces you to the many resources available to business students at Rutgers Newark.

Outcome Goals

After this class, you will be able to:

  1. Locate the resources in the Rutgers University Libraries system.
  2. Contact the business librarians on the Newark Campus.
  3. Use the Business Source Premier database for basic business information

Applicable Standards and Institutional Alignment

  1. Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
    • Standard Two:  The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
      • Performance indicators 2.1-2.5

  2.   Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation, [Online Version updated March 2009 at ](p. 42).  The document states that "information literacy is an essential component of any educational program at the graduate or undergraduate levels."  Applicable skills on the Middle States list include the ability to:
    • access information effectively and efficiently;
  4. Information Literacy Progression Standards (VALE-NJLA) 
    • Standard 2:  Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

  5. Support of University mission:
    • providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s citizens through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs
  6. Support of Rutgers Business School Vision and Mission
    • Vision

      To become a Premier Business School delivering people with Business, Science, and Technology credentials to drive local, national, and global markets.

    • Mission

      The mission of Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick is to bring excellence and integrity to the management of the knowledge-based global economy by integrating science and technology into business education and research.

Subject Librarian

Roberta Tipton
Roberta L. Tipton

Business Librarian

Public Administration Librarian

Information Literacy Coordinator

The John Cotton Dana Library


Website / Blog Page

Wen-Hua Ren (Newark)

Wen-Hua Ren
John Cotton Dana Library
Rutgers University
185 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102