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User Guide for the Rutgers University Legacy Library Catalog: Contents

Instructions and tips for searching the Rutgers University Legacy Library Catalog.


General Information

Introduction to the Library Catalog
Punctuation and Diacritics
Login Options (NetID vs. Barcode)
Connecting from Off-Campus
RefWorks and Zotero
Z39.50 Configuration
Libraries Toolbar
Reporting Errors


Basic Search
       WORDS anywhere
       AUTHOR keyword
       AUTHOR (last name, first)
       TITLE keyword
       TITLE begins with (omit first article)
       PERIODICAL TITLE keyword
       PERIODICAL TITLE begins with
       SUBJECT keyword
       SUBJECT begins with
       MEDICAL SUBJECT keyword
       MEDICAL SUBJECT begins with
       ISBN (omit hyphens)
       ISSN (use hyphen)
       MUSIC publisher number
Advanced Search
       The Basics
       Combining Words and Fields
       Words Anywhere
       Series Searching
       Field Searching
       Truncation and Wildcards
       Search Limits
Call Number Search


Searching Reserves
Electronic Reserves

Search Results

Catalog Browse by...
Search Results List
Call Number Search Results
Bibliographic Record (with Availability Info)
Periodicals/Serials Record (with Availability Info)
Try These Too...
Limit These Results To
Limit Search/Search Again
Change Display
Marked Items (Email/Save/Print/Export)

Codes Used in the Library Catalog

Library Locations

Requesting Materials

Book Delivery/Recall
Item Special Request
Article Delivery
Interlibrary Loan
Media Booking

My Library Account

Checkouts, Catalog Requests, and Bills
E-ZBorrow Requests
Interlibrary Loan and Article Delivery Requests
Media Bookings
Renew Checkouts
Register a Barcode or Get a PIN
Change PIN
Select Text Message Options

Search Tips for Finding Specific Content

Electronic Books (e-books)
Electronic Reserves
RU Dissertations, Theses, and Honors Papers
Classical Texts
Streaming Video (QuickSearch Box)
Video or Audio

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions or comments about the Library Catalog, or about this guide, please send a message to Stephanie Bartz, Chair of the Library Catalog Committee (LCC).

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