Resources for Undergraduates

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.

We strongly encourage you to schedule an orientation to our information services. Call 973-720-2663, email LibResearch@wpunj.edu or fill out a Schedule Research Help form.

Library Homepage

Library Homepage

Find everything you need through our website!

The Library homepage serves as a starting point for all of your research needs at the University. You can find valuable information about the many services and resources available to you.

Here you can:

  • Search for a variety of sources (articles, books, or everything at once!)
  • Chat with or make an appointment with a librarian for research help
  • Reserve a study room
  • Watch research-related tutorials
  • and more!
  • Books & Media

    You can find books, ebooks, videos, audio recordings, and other useful resources using the Books & Media tab on our Library homepage.

    Most materials can be borrowed, although loan periods may vary (see our Lending Services policy for more details).

    Our Course Reserves collection may also contain copies of textbooks and required materials for your classes. Check the Course Reserves or Electronic Reserves for books and materials from your class syllabus!

    Using Databases

    Use Find Articles to locate articles on a variety of topics, with a single search.

    If you want to be more precise (to a specific subject area or course), you can also limit your search to a specific database, such as PsycInfo or Proquest Education Database, with the Databases tab or directly from the Databases page. Your WPUNJ username and password will be required for access. Reference librarians can offer guidance in selecting and using any of these resources. For tips on searching databases, please see the Library Tutorials page.

    Interlibrary Loan

    While our Library has a wide range of materials for your use, occasionally you'll come across something that we don't have. In these cases, Interlibrary Loan/Article Copy Service can be a great way to reqeuest books, book chapters, recordings, articles, and more from other libraries around the world! The Interlibrary Loan home page provides additional information pertaining to policies and procedures about using this service.

    Use of Other Libraries

    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

    The Contact Us button on our homepage lists a variety of options for obtaining assistance.

    In addition to contacting the library, you should view the Research Guides tab to locate tips and resources for specific courses or disciplines.

    Contact Us

    If you have questions about the Library, refer to our Library Staff Directory or contact our Reference Desk for assistance.

    Each academic department also has a dedicated liaison librarian to support students in that subject area. To find out who your subject librarian is, use the Library Liaison Directory