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Introduction to Literary Study: Find Books

Sources for literary study on an advanced level for both graduates and undergraduates.

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Book Delivery

How to Get a Book That Is Not at Dana

 

1.  Search your book in the library catalog (quick search above).  Click on the title or picture to find the full record.  Use the Book Delivery link located on the lower left of the page to borrow a book from another Rutgers library.

2.  Book not at Rutgers?  Go to E-ZBorrow (PALCI) and sign in with your Net ID.

3.  Book not in E-ZBorrow (PALCI)?  Go to UBorrow and sign in with your Net ID.

4.  Book not in UBorrow?  Go to ILLIAD and sign in with your Net ID.  Use the ILL book request.  

Catalog Searching

The Rutgers library catalog gives students and faculty ready access to over 3 million print volumes in 26 Rutgers collections, plus multimedia and many full-text electronic journals.

You may limit searches to DANA.

Use the DELIVER/RECALL BOOK button to borrow books from other Rutgers libraries.

Use the ARTICLE DELIVERY button to obtain articles that you cannot find at Dana or in electronic form.

Here are some sample searches:

Theater England History 16th century -- SUBJECT keyword (This search will retrieve books by Library of Congress subject heading.)


English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism -- SUBJECT keyword (This search will retrieve books by Library of Congress subject heading.)

Shakespeare William -- SUBJECT begins with (This search will retrieve books about Shakespeare and his works by Library of Congress subject heading.)

Marlow Christopher -- SUBJECT begins with (This search will retrieve books about Marlowe and his works by Library of Congress subject heading.)

Shakespeare Bulletin -- PERIODICAL TITLE begins with

Reference Books

Get the Reference Books Advantage!

Standard reference books, many in print, are still useful in the field of literary study.

If you go to the ADVANCED SEARCH in the library catalog, you can specify REF as a sublocation and quickly skip through the reference holdings of a Rutgers library unit without leaving your computer.

Here is an example:


words anywhere  Shakespeare

Library                Dana

Sublocation         REF


The resulting list encompasses reference works of all kinds, including concordances and annotated bibliographies for specific plays.