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Citizen Science

This guide introduces citizen science, public participation and collaboration in scientific research.

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Need Help? - Chat

Chat: There are librarians online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

BEST for instant answers, brief interactions, short troubleshooting.
EXAMPLES: asking for quick help, locating or downloading full text of a known article, reporting or verifying an error, clarifying  a minor detail, help to decide what database to use, short literature search, etc.

Need Help? - Email

Email: Send questions to a team of librarians and library staff via email. Most questions get a response within 24 hours!

BEST for complex questions, troubleshooting that require access to borrowing records
EXAMPLES: questions on research, collections, and library sessions; troubleshooting requests such as on reserves and library accounts

Need Help? - Meet with a librarian

Direct help from a librarian: schedule a meeting with a subject specialist 

BEST for complex questions, troubleshooting that require more time
EXAMPLES: discussing library instruction for your course, finding resources for your class

Need Help? - Research Guides

Research Guides: Our subject research guides will help you find a wealth of information on your topic

BEST for general overview, orientation, finding basic resources
EXAMPLES: identify databases for a topic, find resources for a paper, check citation styles

Need Help? - Find Library Materials

Find Library Materials The stuff everyone wants to know how to do!

BEST for finding, accessing, and requesting materials
EXAMPLES: articles, books, data & stats, course materials, and video

Need Help? - All in One

How to Find Articles

Start with QuickSearch on the Rutgers University Libraries home page

  • Enter your search term(s), you will get a list of results.
  • Use the left panel to "Limit to" Peer-reviewed journals (if your assignment says so)
  • OR
  • Under ‘Resource Types” select Articles and/or Newspaper Articles
  • Under “Limit to” select Available Online.
  • Select any title from the results list to view the complete details, including the link for online access

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How to Find eBooks in Rutgers Libraries

Start with QuickSearch on the Rutgers University Libraries home page

  • Enter your search term(s), you will get a list of results.
  • Use the left panel to narrow down to eBook.
  • Under ‘Resource Types” select Book.
  • Under “Limit to” select Available Online.
  • Select any title from the results list to view the complete details, including the link for online access.

See more tips on how to find an electronic book, including advanced database options.

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