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Performing Literature Research in the Earth & Environmental Sciences: Find Books

Presented during the Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences seminar on September 19, 2018.

Find Books

Use the QuickSearch box (above) 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.

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Ask-A-Librarian

There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:

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.

Cooperative Borrowing Agreements

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

Reference Materials

Reference books such as encyclopedias are a great place to do some preliminary research.  You can get a good overview about your topic, perhaps narrow down your topic if it was too broad before, and most importantly, identify seach terms to use when you begin your search for books and/or articles.

While the Rutgers University Libraries have many print reference books available, if you are currently off-campus, you may find it more convenient to use our online ones:

Interested in browsing the shelves?

If you are interested in browsing the shelves of the library for books, keep in mind the Library of Congress classification system:


Section of the library   Topic
Q Science
QC 801-809 Geophysics. Cosmic physics
QC 811-849 Geomagnetism
QC 851-999 Meteorology. Climatology (including the earth's atmosphere)
QE Geology
QH Natural history
QH 540-549.5 Ecology
QR 100-130 Microbial ecology
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