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Bread Givers: Historical and Literary Background (21:355:102): Finding
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Guide to accompany English 102 on the Newark Campus

I need books

The Rutgers Libraries have many books, including online books. To search for books, use the Rutgers Libraries catalog.

  • Watch the video about searching for books or follow the written detailed instructions on how to use the catalog which can be found  here

I can't get to the library, what books do you have online?

  • You can search our catalog for online books.
  • After you perform your search, use the "narrow search" tools on the left and  select RU-ONLINE for the desired library.
  • Your search will return only items that are available online.

Do you deliver to my Off Campus program?

  • We deliver to most of our off campus programs (and are working on the other programs). You can search our catalog for books, and if you see one you would like delivered to your location, select "Special Request" and choose your program. You will receive an email when your book has been shipped to your campus. At Rutgers @Brookdale, books are delivered to the program office. For other locations, books are delivered to the campus library.

Tips for getting books

If the book is IN-LIBRARY, you can go to the library to check it out or use Book Delivery to have it delivered to a convenient Rutgers library location for you.

If the book is CHECKEDOUT or MISSING, use E-Z Borrow to request the book from a library outside of Rutgers.

If there are no copies listed in our catalog, use E-Z Borrow to request a copy.  If there are no copies in the E-Z Borrow system (PALCI), try Uborrow otherwise use Interlibrary Loan.

If the book is IN-PROCESS or PENDING, use Book Delivery to initiate priority processing and delivery.

If the book is ON ORDER, use Special Request to have the book delivered to you once it has been received.

Scholarly VS Nonfiction Books

Searching for books

Catalog Quick Search

Search all Rutgers Libraries for books, videos, media, microforms, and other materials.

Basic Search
Advanced Search
Call Number Search
My Library Account
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Other library catalogs

Don't limit yourself to just the Rutgers Libraries Catalog. Sometimes it is easier to search online booksellers or consolidated catalogs. We may still have the book, so once you find it elsewhere, you can search our catalog by title. If we don't have it, we can often obtain it for you from another library system. Below are some consolidated catalogs where you can search. If you find a book elsewhere that we don't have, please use our E-ZBorrow service to order the item.

WorldCat offers more than 110 million bibliographic records representing holdings information from libraries in forty-five countries. Many New Jersey libraries, including Rutgers, contribute on a daily basis. WorldCat includes resources in 400 languages, dating from before 1000 BC to the present.

Google Books provides information on millions of books and many of these books allow you to search for your terms inside the book. Don't be surprised if the Google search engine finds books for you that Rutgers does own but didn't appear in your Rutgers Catalog search because we can't search inside our books.

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