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Library Services for Graduate Students
As a graduate student, there are a variety of Library services available to you. This link will introduce you to many of these services.
Here are some highlights:
Graduate students may borrow most print books for one semester. A WPUNJ ID card is required to borrow materials from Cheng Library. If you don't have a WPUNJ ID card you need to go to Hospitality Services, located in the Student Center. The ID Center is open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Check here for their late night hours.
The Graduate Study Room in Library 211 contains individual study carrels and soft seating. All registered WPUNJ graduate students can access by swiping their student IDs.
William Paterson Master's Theses are located in the Reference area on the 1st floor of Cheng Library. More recent William Paterson theses are available through the database, Theses @ The William Paterson University of New Jersey.
Databases for Teachers and Librarians
These online subscription databases are useful for finding children's literature. The Cheng Library will not have many of the titles listed. You may need to use your local public or school library.
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database This link opens in a new window
Contains over 1 million bibliographic records and more than 155,000 full-text reviews of children's books from a large variety of review sources. [1761 - present]
NoveList K-8 Plus This link opens in a new window
Subject access for over 59,000 fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Also offers full-text reviews for sources like School Library Journal and Booklist. Includes access to teacher resources for promoting reading, articles on teaching with fiction, scripts of book talks, and tips on using picture books as a springboard to interesting and educational activities. Cost: Free through NJ State Library.
Databases for Students, Grades 1-5
These online databases are sources of information for elementary students. With the exception of World Book all are available free through the NJ State Library.
Primary Search This link opens in a new window
Full-text database designed for elementary schools. Contains content from over 60 popular elementary school magazines, plus materials from standard elementary school reference sources and an image collection featuring over 290,000 photos, maps and flags. Available free through the NJ State Library.
World Book Online This link opens in a new window
Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia also includes links to New Jersey curriculum correlations and lesson plans, as well as access to World Book Discover, World Book Advanced, World Book Kids and a Spanish Encyclopedia.
Have a Question? Contact a Librarian:
The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 8:00pm on Saturday.
Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - email@example.com Allow 24 hours for a response.
Schedule a Research Appointment
Contact the library for an appointment with a Reference Librarian: Schedule Research Help