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Resources for Faculty Emeriti: How Can We Help?

Library tools and tips for Rutgers faculty emeriti

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Help: What Type Should I Choose?

Need Help? - Chat

Chat: There are librarians online 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day of the week.

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 (currently available online)

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? - How do I...?

How do I...? The stuff everyone wants to know how to do!

BEST for quick help on popular topic - or what has changed since your last visit!
EXAMPLES: QuickSearch as the new discovery service and its challenges

Need Help? - All in One

Get help from Rutgers University Libraries  -

All options on one page.

Subject Specialists

Instead of sending a general inquiry, you may want to reach out to a subject specialist or a group of librarians with a specific research related question.

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