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Topics in Companion Animal Issues: Animals and Health: Getting Started

Research guide for students of the class Topics in Companion Animal Issues: Animals and Health at SEBS.

This guide aims to serve as a portal for students of the course Topics in Companion Animal Issues: Animals and Health in the Department of Animal Science at SEBS, complementing the online library instruction session.

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Recent Updates

Library Operating Status

  • Rutgers Libraries are open and operating but access to library buildings is restricted to library staff providing essential services. Public services such as reference and instruction are available online. 

Access to Library Resources

Returning Library Materials

  • Due dates for all Rutgers-owned materials currently out on loan have been extended to September 30, 2020. Patrons may return borrowed materials at select libraries. Return proceedures vary by location.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary loan is available. Materials can requested via ILLiad and scheduled for library pickup or home delivery. E-Borrow and UBorrow services are currently unavilable.

Research Assistance

  • Research assistance is available via live chat 10am-10pm and via email.

The Stephen and Lucy Chang Science Library in the time of Corona

Located in Foran Hall (with card access only) on the Cook/Douglass Campus in New Brunswick, NJ, the Stephen and Lucy Chang Science Library, one of the two science libraries at the Rutgers University Libraries is currently


Instead of access to the physical space during usual hours, patrons of the Chang Science Library still have access to resources, services, and tools off campus, such as

Chang Library


Stephen and Lucy Chang Science Library

59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Phone: 848-932-0305


Read about Stephen and Lucy Chang.

The best way to contact us is via email: Nita Mukherjee, Megan Lotts, and Judit Ward.

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