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Introduction to Rutgers University Libraries

This Library Guide introduces you to the basic services provided by Rutgers Libraries. It contains short videos to help you get started.

Searching for materials

Searching for materials

Use the Rutgers Libraries' QuickSearch to find materials, including books, articles, audio and video recordings, government documents, course reserves, and much more.

Consult the QuickSearch help guide for information about searching, refining results, and viewing records.

Quicksearch search box

Getting Started and Navigating with QuickSearch

To learn more about the basics of and how to navigate QuickSearch to find and access a variety of resources, please watch the video below:

Signing in to the Libraries

Signing in to the Libraries

Sign in when searching the Libraries for full access to Rutgers-restricted resources. Signing in also also allows for creating and saving lists, requesting items, and managing your library account.  You can also save your searches by clicking Save Query at the top of the search results

Limiting results to books

Limiting results to books

To search for a book, enter the title, author, or subject into the QuickSearch search box. Use the filters to the left of your search results to limit your search by resource type or availability. Select Held by library to find print books available at the library. Select Available online to find ebooks that can be read online. In cases where the library has more than one edition, you may see multiple versions of the book grouped together. To search for books only, you can also select books under "Resource Type" on the upper right corner in the "search criteria box". 

Quick Search Resource Types: Books & Book Chapters                                                                       QuickSearch Resource Type: Books

Expanding search results

Expanding search results

By default, QuickSearch only displays results that are available from the Rutgers Libraries. To include results beyond Rutgers, click Expand My Search located under "Filter My Results" in the left sidebar. Materials not available at Rutgers may be requested through interlibrary loan.

 

Improve your search

Improve your search

QuickSearch Search Tips

 

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