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Politics of Reproduction: Quicksearch

This guide points to resources that address issues of reproduction.

QuickSearch Quick Guide

Using Quicksearch

QuickSearch Tutorial

Check out this tutorial by the Sexuality and Gender studies librarian Kayo Denda.

You can the full tutorial on YouTube.

Scroll through this gallery to get the highlights of Kayo's video along with some additional links. The pictures used illustrate the Rutgers Library website and its features. To enlarge any image right click it and open it in a new tab.

Rutgers Libraries home page

Start by typing into your web browser.

Rutgers Libraries home page using quotation marks

Use quotation marks to separate your search topics and "AND" to link them.

See more by watching the video (1:33).

How to add filters

Use the filter functions on the left sidebar to limit your search.

See more by watching the video (2:38).

Where to find full texts

Scroll down to view links to full texts.

See more by watching the video (3:00).

Search by subject

Scroll down to the list of subjects the article falls under to find more articles under your subject area.

See more by watching the video (3:32).

Kayo shows students where they can sign in

Don't forget to sign in with your NetID by clicking the person icon on the upper right-hand corner of the site. This will allow you full access to Rutgers Library services.


If a resource you need is unavailable online you can scroll down to the E-ZBorrow button to request to check the resource out.

Learn more by watching the video (5:39).

Chapter Delivery

E-ZBorrow is a great option but due to high demand, it can take a few weeks. A quicker option is the chapter delivery service. Librarians will scan a chapter of your requested book and deliver it within a few days.

Find out more by watching the video (6:12).

Chapter Delivery form

When you click on the Chapter Delivery button, you'll be brought to a form with the book's information already inputted. All you need to do is add the title of the chapter you're looking for and a date when you will no longer need the chapter.

How to search for videos

To search for videos you need to use the filters on the left sidebar and check your resource type as "video."

Find out more by watching the video (7:59).

Limit results to online only resources

Make sure to limit your search to a delivery option that works for you. Here, Kayo limits her results to online resources. She scrolls down to the "Limit To," option on the left sidebar and clicks "Available online."

Reference librarian chat

Remember that if you ever need assistance while using the library site, live librarians are available through the reference chat service from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. If you need further assistance from a librarian you can email, call, or make an appointment.

Video description

When you click on a video, make sure to scroll down to the description section for a quick summary about what the video is about.

Alexander Street database

When Kayo clicks on a video link she's directed to Alexander Street. nMany of the digital videos in the Rutgers libraries come from the Alexander Street or the Academic Video Online: Premium (AVON) database. You can search for videos directly from this database. Make sure you're already logged on to the Rutgers Library website via your NetID.

Alexander Street video transcript

Alexander Street has a helpful transcript feature that you can access.

Learn more about it by watching the video (10:16).

Relevant key words

Kayo created a list of keywords relevant to the Politics of Reproduction class. You can view it in the image above and learn more about keywords in her video. Make sure to check out the subject-specific tested keywords featured throughout this LibGuide.

Learn more by watching the video (12:07).

Kayo's list of search terms

  • Abortion
  • “Abortion rights”
  • “Birth control”
  • “Child sex preferences”
  • Contraception
  • “Family planning policy”
  • “Medical tourism”
  • “One child policy”
  • “Pro-choice movement”
  • “Pro-life movement”
  • “Reproductive health service*”
  • “Reproductive justice”
  • “Reproductive rights”
  • “Surrogate mother*”
  • “Women’s health”
  • “Economic aspects”
  • “Government policy”
  • “Moral and  ethical aspects”
  • “Religious aspects”
  • “Social policy”

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