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Library Research Guide for Sociology Graduate Students

Welcome! You will find tips and other helpful hints for your sociological research journey here.

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Getting to the Article

We subscribe to thousands of journals, but not to all of the journals you may find cited in our electronic databases. In certain databases, full text is available via PDF or HTML links. However, in most of our databases you will need to select the button.  This is a program overlaid on our databases that tries to match the citation to the RUL holdings.

  • Ideally, when you the select thebutton, you will see a link to full text.
  • If you do not see a link to full text, click the “Search the library catalog by Periodical Title (or ISSN)” link which will take you to the record in the Library Catalog for the journal title if available in the Rutgers libraries. The Library Catalog record will note the availability of the journal online  under Holdings.   The Library Catalog also indicates whether the library system owns the periodical in paper or in other formats.  
  • If Rutgers University Libraries has the article but not electronically, you can request a free, electronic copy (PDF) by clicking on the Article Delivery link in the Library Catalog record.
  •  If Rutgers University Libraries does not have the article at all, you can request a copy through our  Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Service.  Requested articles are delivered electronically as PDF files. Except in very rare cases, there is no cost, and we will never pass on a cost without your prior approval. The turnaround time is generally 1-3 days. 

Already have the Citation?

Just need the full-text of a specific article you are looking for?

How do I get my article?
Locate an article you have identified.
How do I know if RU has a particular journal?
Check out the Journals and Newspapers link
You may also use the Journals tab on QuickSearch to search for journal titles specifically
Still no luck? Contact me (Triveni Kuchi) or ASK any librarian

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