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Summer Tales 2021

Summer Tales is a virtual community for students taking classes remotely. It promises short mental breaks from coursework through reading and social interaction, two fool-proof methods of distraction.

Help from Rutgers University Libraries

Library services are available online while our buildings are closed. 
Please visit the Libraries website for up-to-date information on the operating status of the libraries.

How to Find eBooks in Rutgers Libraries

Start with QuickSearch on the Rutgers University Libraries home page

  • Enter your search term(s) and run your search.
  • Once you have results, use the options at the left to limit to eBooks.
    • Under “Limit to” select Available Online.
    • Under ‘Resource Type” select Book.
  • 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.

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How to Find Articles

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 "Limit to" Peer-reviewed journals (if your assignment says so)
  • OR
  • Under ‘Resource Types” select Articles and/or Newspaper Articles
  • Under “Limit to” select Available Online.
  • Select any title from the results list to view the complete details, including the link for online access

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Getting Help from Rutgers Libraries

Get help from RUL -- All options on one page

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.

Email: Send questions via email. Most questions get a response within 24 hours!

BEST for complex questions, troubleshooting that require more time,
EXAMPLES: questions from instructor, searching

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,

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

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