Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
rutgers library logo dark

Cartographic Impulse - Library Research: GETTING STARTED

Prof. Nerlekar's course No. 01:090:297:02

Planning your Search

What is your research about?

Which words would best capture your topic?

Here is an example about how you may want to plan your search.

To learn more about organizing your search and using Boolean operators, view the presentation here

Key RU Libraries Links

QuickSearch : search the entire library's catalog

WorldCat : another catalog to search and view resources available outside of Rutgers

Find Articles : search for articles related to your research topic

Indexes and Databases: to narrow down the scope of your results, select a database for a more focused search process

Learning Tools: view tutorials on using Quicksearch, organizing your search, citing resources and more!

Library Floor Maps

Research @ RUL

Background Information

Don't know where to start?      

Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. -- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

For an introduction to concepts and ideas for research topics, electronic reference sources or subject Encyclopedias can be useful.

Geography Encyclopedias @ RU Libraries

 

Librarian

Profile Photo
Triveni Kuchi
Contact:
Librarian for Sociology, Criminal Justice, Cinema, South Asian, and Middle Eastern Studies
New Brunswick Libraries,
Rutgers University - New Brunswick,
Carr Library, 75 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ-08854
848-445-5733
RUTGERS.EDU | SEARCH RUTGERS.EDU

© , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers websites to accessibility@rutgers.edu or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback form.