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Human Ecology

This a Research Guide created for the Department of Human Ecology

What is QuickSearch?

You can start your research with QuickSearch to find materials available from the Rutgers Libraries, including books, journals, articles, music, movies, and more. You will be prompted to sign in with your NetID to access Rutgers-restricted resources, save results and create lists, and request items. Try also the Advanced Search option for more sophisticated searches.

TIP: Use QuickSearch to

  • locate the full text of an article that you have found somewhere else without access
  • find the bibliographic record of an article and request document delivery directly from the record (sign in and check the Expand My Search box for libraries outside Rutgers to display the Request button)
  • create a quick citation from the record by using the quotation symbol next to the article title
  • save the URL of an article by using the Permalink (permanent link) function

Getting Started with QuickSearch


Searching with QuickSearch: Resource Types

When you enter your keywords in the search box, you will retrieve various types of resources:

  • Books and book chapters
  • Scholarly articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Reference entries
  • Web sites
  • Audio and video recordings
  • Archival materials
  • Government documents

TIP: Use Resource Type on the left to narrow down to types you wish to see

TIP: Research is an iterative process. As your research topic evolves, you may want to come back and run more searches to your ideas and support your thoughts.

How to Find Articles with QuickSearch

Start with QuickSearch on the RUL home page

  • Enter your search term(s), you will get a list of results.
  • Use the left panel to narrow down to Peer-reviewed Articles.
  • Under "Limit to" select Available Online
  • Select any title from the results list to view the complete details for that item including the link for online access.

TIP: Finding more or better articles

Finding full text with QuickSearch

The record will point you to the full text of the article or government document if available online. Books and book chapters may also be available electronically.

If Rutgers doesn't have access, you will be prompted to log in with your NetID to see other options, such as Request Delivery or E-ZBorrow. Follow the prompt and you will receive the resource in a short period.

Find out more about Interlibrary Loan and delivery services.


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