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Biology Colloquium: Overview

Presented during the Rutgers/NJIT Graduate Department of Biology Colloquium on October 9, 2018.

Learning Objectives

Students attending the October 9, 2018 "Library Resources for Biology Graduate Students" seminar will be able to:

  • identify the major Biology indexes/databases in which to do literature research
  • effectively search at least one of the major Biology indexes/databases in order to find journal articles about a topic 
  • access the full-text of an article, including requesting any that are not available online at Rutgers
  • request articles from Rutgers libraries and beyond
  • determine what workshops and other learning opportunities are provided to graduate students on the Rutgers University-Newark campus
  • do a basic search within Foundation Directory Online, a grants searching database

Federated Departments of Biological Sciences - Rutgers University-Newark & New Jersey Institute of Technology


There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:

Note to TAs

Please let Bonnie know if you would like her to create a guide for a specific course that you are teaching and/or would like to bring your students in to the library for an assignment-based research instruction session.

Physical Sciences Librarian

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Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

1. About Bonnie

Bonnie L. Fong is the Physical Sciences Librarian and Interim Information Literacy Coordinator at the John Cotton Dana Library. She currently serves as the liaison for the Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology departments, as well as the neuroscience-related centers on the Rutgers University-Newark campus. 

After majoring in Chemistry as an undergraduate student, Bonnie taught high school chemistry for a couple of years, then managed the physical science laboratories at a community college. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Library Science and has been a librarian at Rutgers since 2011. 


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