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Library Research Tips for Graduate Students: Books

This guide features expert tips for graduate students doing library research.

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

If none of Rutgers' libraries own the book you want (or it's already been checked out by someone else), first 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 both systems, request an Interlibrary Loan.

WorldCat

WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections that enables users to search for articles, archival materials, books, journals, maps, music, videos, and other resources available in libraries around the world. This means items you find in WorldCat may or may not be owned or subscribed to by the Rutgers University Libraries. 

Cooperative Borrowing Agreements (MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19)

Rutgers also has cooperative borrowing agreements with a number of other libraries:

Find Books

Use the QuickSearch box (on the left) 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 search by:
    • ISBN
    • Title AND Author
    • (and limit Resource Type to Books)
  • 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.

Flowchart for accessing books at Rutgers (during COVID-19)

Flowchart for accessing books at Rutgers

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