As an undergraduate student, your priority is to obtain library research skills that enable you to produce college-level work on the topic of your choice. Whether you are an experienced researcher or “just a beginner”, we will work with you to guide you through the maze of paper and electronic resources, search strategies, and information management techniques. Our goal is to help you become a confident and skilled user of information resources and services.
Resources for Undergraduates
ChengFind (read more)(read less)
The ChengFind search box on the library homepage allows you to search the entire library collection-books, ebooks, streaming videos, articles and more-with one search. To view or access many of the items in your result list, you simply need to enter your WPUNJ username and password. As a graduate student you may also want to search in a specific database for information and details about how to do this are included below.
Books & Media(read more)
You can use the ChengFind search to locate books and media in the Cheng Library collection. Limiting your search results to the Library Catalog will identify books, media, ebooks and streaming videos available in the Cheng Library collection. Undergraduate students may borrow most print books for 28 days. Some books located in the Curriculum Materials Center and media and computer software circulate for three days to two weeks. Reference materials and print periodicals do not circulate. A WPUNJ ID card is required to borrow materials from Cheng Library.
Using Databases (read more)(read less)
Use the Articles & Databases tab to locate articles on a variety of topics. You can limit your search to a specific database, such as PsycInfo or Proquest Education Journals, by selecting the subject area or clicking on the first letter of the database name. From off campus, your WPUNJ username and password will be required for access. A reference librarian will provide assistance in selecting and using any of these databases. For tips on searching databases, please see the Library Tutorials page.
As you search in our databases to locate articles, you will find lots of full text content online. You may also find that some articles are only available in print or as microform. You may request copies of these articles using our Interlibrary Loan/Article Copy Service portal to complete the copy request form. Copies are usually delivered to you via this portal within 48 hours. Not sure if we have the article you need? Use the Journals A-Z list to see what’s available (Tutorial).
Interlibrary Loan (read more)(read less)
Books and Media: The Interlibrary Loan home page provides additional information pertaining to policies and procedures about using this service.
Articles: Sometimes the articles you find in one of our databases are not available in full-text. You can request these articles from other libraries using the Interlibrary Loan/Article Copy Service portal. Simply fill out the appropriate New ILL Request form, and a copy of the article will be delivered to you, often within 1-3 business days. You can also log in to this portal to check the status of your request. For more help, check out our Interlibrary Loan & Article Copy Service @ the Cheng Library tutorial!
Use of Other Libraries (read more)(read less)
We can assist you in locating and obtaining resources from other libraries.
For information about reciprocal agreements we have with other public and academic libraries, please visit the Use of Other Libraries page.
Research Help (read more)(read less)
The Research Help tab lists a variety of options for obtaining assistance.
- Phone: 973-720-2116
- eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chat: Use the blue "Chat with a Librarian" button in the sidebar menu to message with a librarian!
- Schedule Individual Research Assistance
We now offer virtual reference assistance!
Contact Us (read more)(read less)
Each academic department also has a liaison librarian, to support students in that subject area, if you would like help with a particular subject area. To find out who your subject librarian is, use the Library Liaison Directory