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Drown by Junot Diaz: Contexts (21:355:102): Find Books

Guide to accompany English 102 on the Newark Campus

Catalog Searching


Rutgers QuickSearch gives students and faculty ready access to over 4 million print and ebook volumes in 26 Rutgers collections, plus multimedia and many full-text electronic journals. 

BROWSE by title or use ADVANCED SEARCH and limit to Resource Type BOOKS to find books on a topic.

Sign in with your Net ID and password for full access (2 clicks).

To limit to books in a specific Rutgers library, use FILTER MY RESULTS on the left-hand side of the screen and filter by LIBRARY (for example, DANA LIBRARY or SMITH LIBRARY).

Use the REQUEST link under FIND IN LIBRARY in the full record to borrow a book from another Rutgers library.

Sample Catalog Searches

Here are some sample searches: 


Dominican Americans -- WORDS anywhere (This is a keyword search.)

Alvarez Julia-- AUTHOR (last name first) (This search will retrieve books written BY Julia Alvarez.)

Diaz Junot -- SUBJECT begins with (This search will retrieve books ABOUT Junot Diaz.)

Immigrants United States-- SUBJECT begins with or SUBJECT keyword (This search will retrieve books by Library of Congress subject heading.)

Journal of Hispanic Higher Education -- PERIODICAL TITLE begins with

The online catalog of the Rutgers University Libraries gives students and faculty ready access to over 3 million print volumes in 25 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 or use the ARTICLE DELIVERY button to obtain articles that you cannot find at Dana or in electronic form.

Retrieving Books

If the book is:

1. available in Dana Library, go to the Stacks (2nd floor) to retrieve the book by its call number.

2. only available in other Rutgers libraries, you can place a request for its delivery to your library.

3. on Reserves, write down its call number and retriieve it at the Circulation Desk.

4. not available in Rutgers, use E-ZBorrow to request quick delivery of the book from outside Rutgers to your library.

5. not available via E-ZBorrow, try Interlibrary Loan Services to request delivery of the book from other libraries in the country. FAQ.

EZ Borrow - Can't Find the book at Rutgers


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