Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Link to Libraries homepage
Link to Libraries homepage
Rutgers University Libraries

Books We Read: Poetry: Help

The third in our series promoting library resources for pleasure reading, this poetry appreciation guide will provide information on how to locate and enjoy poems available for Rutgers users.

Find a Poem

The easiest way to find a poem online is just to Google the title in quotation marks. Beware: the version you find on a random site may not be the authentic text of the poem. Use QuickSearch to find the critical edition.

Recent Updates

Library Operating Status

  • Rutgers Libraries are open and operating but access to library buildings is restricted to library staff providing essential services. Public services such as reference and instruction are available online. 

Access to Library Resources

Returning Library Materials

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary loan is available. Materials can requested via ILLiad and scheduled for library pickup or home delivery. E-Borrow and UBorrow services are currently unavilable.

Research Assistance

  • Research assistance is available via live chat 10am-10pm and via email.

Find eBooks

Start with QuickSearch on the Rutgers University Libraries home page

  • Enter your search term(s), you will get a list of results.
  • Use the left panel to narrow down to eBook.
  • Under ‘Resource Types” select Book.
  • Under “Limit to” select Available Online.
  • Select any title from the results list to view the complete details, including the link for online access.

See more tips on how to find an electronic book, including advanced database options.
Browse the latest eBooks acquired by the library.

Accessing eBooks from Proquest Ebook Central

Accessing EBSCOhost eBooks

Getting Help from the Libraries

Need Help? - Chat

Chat: There are librarians online 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day of the week.

BEST for instant answers, brief interactions, short troubleshooting.
EXAMPLES: asking for quick help, locating or downloading full text of a known article, reporting or verifying an error, clarifying  a minor detail, help to decide what database to use, short literature search, etc.

Need Help? - Email

Email: Send questions to a team of librarians and library staff via email. Most questions get a response within 24 hours!

BEST for complex questions, troubleshooting that require access to borrowing records
EXAMPLES: questions on research, collections, and library sessions; troubleshooting requests such as on reserves and library accounts

Need Help? - Meet with a librarian

Direct help from a librarian: schedule a meeting with a subject specialist (currently available online)

BEST for complex questions, troubleshooting that require more time
EXAMPLES: discussing library instruction for your course, finding resources for your class

Need Help? - Research Guides

Research Guides: Our subject research guides will help you find a wealth of information on your topic

BEST for general overview, orientation, finding basic resources
EXAMPLES: identify databases for a topic, find resources for a paper, check citation styles

Need Help? - How do I...?

How do I...? The stuff everyone wants to know how to do!

BEST for quick help on popular topic - or what has changed since your last visit!
EXAMPLES: QuickSearch as the new discovery service and its challenges

Need Help? - All in One

Get help from Rutgers University Libraries  -

All options on one page.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers web sites to: accessibility@rutgers.edu or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback Form.