Rush Rhees Library
Finding Journal Articles using Databases
(to locate a known article, see FAQ #1)
|For many other journal article search engines, see: Find Databases.|
Search the Voyager Catalog to find books, journals (not journal articles!), dvds, dissertations and theses, electronic databases and electronic texts available in the University of Rochester Libraries.
Search the WorldCat database to identify books and other materials that have been published but which may not be available at the University of Rochester Libraries. Select the [icon here] to link to a filled out interlibrary loan request form.
Finding Education Statistics
Search the contents of major NCES publications such as The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics. NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Trends in enrollment, expenditures, local assistance, Federal aid, staffing, and postsecondary student financial aid for elementary, secondary, postsecondary and professional education in New York State.
Finding Background Information in Online Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Counseling (2008)
Check eJournals to see if the journal is online. Search by the title of the journal (NOT the article). For example, a search for Educational Researcher finds this:
The article I want is in a 2008 issue of Educational Researcher so I click on the Sage Publications link. I then see the publisher website for Educational Researcher and I will either type the title of my article into the search box on the Sage site or select the volume and issue I need by scanning the date list.
If the journal you want is either not in eJournals or the coverage dates are wrong:
- Fill out an Interlibrary loan form for the journal article. We will send the article to you through the interlibrary loan system. This usually takes 1 to 3 days.
- If you'd like to see the entire journal and/or need the article immediately, search the Voyager catalog for the journal title (not article title). Be sure to select "Journal Title" in the pulldown.
- Take a chance and paste your article title into Google Scholar. If you are off-campus, be sure Scholar Preference for University of Rochester is set as the Library Link.
If you have the title of an article but don't know the title of the journal:
- Type the title into Google Scholar and/or Google. Use quotation marks to narrow your search to the exact title.
2. I'd like to read a book in the Rhees stacks. Is there a way to have it held for me?
Yes! We'd be happy to retrieve the book and hold it for you at the Rush Rhees circulation desk.We will email you when the book is available.
- Look up the book title in the Voyager catalog,
- If you get a list of titles--select the one you want by clicking the title.
Select "Request This Item" near the top of the page.
3. My journal article is only available in paper or microform format. Can I get a copy?
Yes! We'll make a pdf of the article and send it to you through the interlibrary loan system. This usually takes 24 hours and there is no charge.
- Fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form for the article. Find the link to Interlibrary Loan on the library home page and as a link in the Voyager catalog.