There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:
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:
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.
Rutgers also has cooperative borrowing agreements with a number of other libraries:
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:
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|
|QC 801-809||Geophysics. Cosmic physics|
|QC 851-999||Meteorology. Climatology (including the earth's atmosphere)|
|QR 100-130||Microbial ecology|
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