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Terrestrial Vegetation of the United States: Finding Books

Designed to provide information sources and search ideas for students in Plant Ecology, 21:120:370:01

Find Books

Use the QuickSearch box (below) to find books, videos, media, microforms, and other materials located on all Rutgers campuses. 
  • If you are looking for a specific book, it is best to use Advanced Search to:
    • Browse by Title
    • Search by:
      • ISBN
      • Title AND Author
  • If you would like to find books about a topic you are interested in, it is best to search by: Subject / Any field
For further information about how to use QiuckSearch, please visit the QuickSearch Help page or Ask-a-Librarian.

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Search Tips

1. The basic Quicksearch box performs a search in any field for your search term(s). The results will include books, articles, and other types of resources. To specify where you would like the Quicksearch system to look for your search term(s), to combine search terms, and/or search only for one type of resource, you must use the Advanced Search option.
 

2.  You may find these tips for searching by Subject helpful:

  • There are several related general terms with the state or region as a subheading that may be used to search by Subject.  These headings include:
    • Plant communities - (state)
    • Botany - (state) - Ecology
    • Phytogeography - (state)
    • Vegetation dynamics - (state)
    • Plant ecology - (state)
    • Biogeography - (state)
  • The specific terms you have identified as vegetation types may also be used to search. The states or regions are used as subheadings as well. Here are some examples for searching by Subject:
    • Forests and forestry - (state)
    • Forest ecology - (state)
    • Bog ecology - (state)
    • Conifers - Ecology - (state)
    • Trees - (state)
    • Hardwoods - (state)
    • Grasslands - (state)

3.  Remember that although it is possible to limit your results to only material in the Dana Library, when you do that, you will NOT see potential gems located in other Rutgers libraries, including all that is Available Online.

Off-campus?

It is possible for current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff to access the Rutgers University Libraries' online resources off-campus. Be sure to go through the Libraries Website and you will be prompted to log in with your Rutgers NetID and password. 

What if the book is located at another Rutgers library?

If the book you want is not available in your library, but is available through another Rutgers library, you can have it delivered to you at your library, free of charge:

  1. From within the QuickSearch system, search for the book.
  2. Sign in to view request options, then click the Request Item button. 
  3. For Pickup Location, select your preferred library - or choose Personal Delivery to your Home Address.

What if Rutgers doesn't own the book you want?

If Rutgers University Libraries does not own or subscribe to the book you want (or it's already been checked out by someone else), see if it is available through E-ZBorrow.  If not, see if it is available through UBorrow.  If you are unsuccessful in finding the book in either system, request it via Interlibrary Loan.

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