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English Composition: The House on Mango Street (21:355:102): Find Books

This course guide was created specifically for Instructor Juan Basualdo's Spring 2020 ENG 102 classes.

Ask-A-Librarian

There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:

Off-campus?

It is possible for current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff to access the Rutgers University Libraries' online resources off-campus. Be sure to go through the Libraries Website and you will be prompted to log in with your Rutgers NetID and password. 

Find Books

Use the QuickSearch box (below) to find books, videos, media, microforms, and other materials located on all Rutgers campuses. 
  • If you are looking for a specific book, it is best to use Advanced Search to search by:
    • ISBN
    • Title AND Author
  • If you would like to find books about a topic you are interested in, it is best to search by: Subject / Any field
For further information about how to use QiuckSearch, please visit the QuickSearch Help page or Ask-a-Librarian.

QuickSearch

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Submit Search

Search Tips

1. The basic Quicksearch box above performs a search in any field for your search term(s). The results will include books, articles, and other types of resources. To specify where you would like the Quicksearch system to look for your search term(s), to combine search terms, and/or search only for one type of resource (i.e., Books), you must use the Advanced Search option.

 

2.  Depending on the topic you are researching, you may find one or more of these searches helpful:

·         Any field: toxic masculinity

·         Subject: poverty AND  ???

·         Any field: gender role AND  ???

·         Any field: puberty AND Any field: maturity

·         Subject: race AND  ???

3.  Remember that at the moment, all Libraries are closed, so it is not possible to access physical books. Instead, under Filter my results panel along the left side, select the Available Online box (under Limit to) so that you are only looking at e-books.

What if the book is located at another Rutgers library?

If the book you want is not available in your library, but is available through another Rutgers library, you can have it delivered to you at your library, free of charge:

  1. From within the QuickSearch system, search for the book.
  2. Sign in to view request options, then click the Request Item button. 
  3. For Pickup Location, select your preferred library - or choose Personal Delivery to your Home Address.

What if Rutgers doesn't own the book you want?

If Rutgers University Libraries does not own or subscribe to the book you want (or it's already been checked out by someone else), see if it is available through E-ZBorrow.  If not, see if it is available through UBorrow.  If you are unsuccessful in finding the book in either system, request it via Interlibrary Loan.

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