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Academic Mentoring at SEBS: Basics

This guide serves as the central hub for the library instruction component for the first year Academic Mentoring course at SEBS.

Welcome to Rutgers Libraries

Created for the course Academic Mentoring, this guide aims to assist first year students at SEBS as they try to navigate Rutgers. Updated in 2020 with a strong focus on remote learning. For additional questions, please feel free to reach out to your advisers, instructors, and librarians - we are all here to help.

Help!!!!

Need Help? - Chat

Chat: There are librarians online 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. any 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 via email. Most questions get a response within 24 hours!

BEST for complex questions, troubleshooting that require access to borrowing records
EXAMPLES: questions from instructors

Need Help? - Book a librarian

Direct help from a librarian: schedule a Webex meeting with a subject specialist

BEST for complex questions, troubleshooting that require more time and
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 RUL  -

All options on one page.

Introduction to Rutgers Libraries

Recent Updates

University Operating Status

  • Rutgers University has moved to remote instruction, with the exception of clinical instruction, for the fall semester. More information >

Library Operating Status

  • The library is 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

  • Due dates for all Rutgers-owned materials currently out on loan have been extended to September 30, 2020. Patrons may return borrowed materials at select libraries. Return proceedures vary by location.

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 Monday thru Friday 10am-10pm and via email.

Science Librarian on Cook/Douglass

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