There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:
When attempting to access Rutgers-restricted sources off-campus, you will be prompted to LOGIN with your NetID and password.
The Rutgers University Libraries Toolbar is a free Firefox extension (or add-on) that:
For more information, click on the link below:
To search for articles on your topic, start with one of the Rutgers University Libraries subscription databases. Depending on your topic, there may be a number of helpful online resources. This guide identifies a few suggested ones (out of the hundreds of possible online resources available) from which you might be able to find relevant articles. Please see the boxes below for more information.
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
1) Depending on your topic, you may find searching by the following “SU Subject Terms” to be very helpful:
2) Note that you can combine different terms using the Advanced Search option, such as:
· [abandon* OR desertion] (SU Subject Terms) AND guilt (TX All Text)
· hero* (SU Subject Terms) AND enlist (TX All Text) AND war (TX All Text)
· motivat* (SU Subject Terms) AND winning (Select a Field - optional)
· loyalty (SU Subject Terms) AND family (Select a Field - optional)
If your topic is related to the humanities or social sciences, consider looking for articles within these 2 databases:
If your topic is related to English literature, consider looking for articles within these 2 databases:
As a Rutgers student, you generally do not have to pay to get the full-text of an article. If Rutgers does not own or subscribe to it, you can request the article through interlibrary loan (see step #D below). Just be sure to try steps #A-C first:
A. Within many of our library databases, you may find that the full-text of articles is available either in PDF format or HTML format. In that case, simply click on the Adobe Acrobat PDF icon or HTML link.
B. If the full-text of an article is not available through that particular database,
C. If you receive no results when looking up the periodical title in the library catalog, consult our "Full A - Z List" of Electronic Journals (http://atoz.ebsco.com/Titles/1729?lang=en&lang.menu=en&lang.subject=en). If the coverage dates listed next to the names of our online resources are within the date of when your article was published, click on that link. Otherwise, follow the directions in step #D below to request an Interlibrary loan.
D. For Article Delivery or Interlibary Loan, log in with your NetID and password:
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