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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison: Find Books

Library guide for the Morrison novel, The Bluest Eye

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Book Delivery

How to Get a Book That Is Not at Dana

1.  Search your book title in QuickSearch (or use QuickSearch box above).  (You can also use ADVANCED SEARCH and limit to Resource Type BOOKS--or use BROWSE search by TITLE to get fast results.)  Sign in with your Net ID and password for full access (2 clicks). Use the Request link under FIND IN LIBRARY in the record 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 4 million print and ebook volumes in 28 Rutgers collections, plus multimedia and many full-text electronic journals.

You may limit searches to DANA.

Use the Book Delivery link located under HOLDINGS on the lower left of the page to borrow books from other Rutgers libraries.

Use the Article Delivery link located under HOLDINGS on the lower part of the page to obtain articles that you cannot find at Dana or in electronic form.

Sample Searches

Here are some sample catalog searches:
Rust belt –  KEYWORD  (Searches exact words.)
Magical Thinking -- SUBJECT (This search will retrieve books by Library of Congress subject heading.)
Urban decline -- KEYWORD  (Searches exact words.)
Morrison, Toni -- SUBJECT (This search will retrieve books about Toni Morrison and her works by Library of Congress subject heading.)
American Literature -- JOURNAL TITLE

How to Find a Book by Title at the Dana Library


1.  Type in your book title and change the KEYWORD option to TITLE.  Drop any initial "a," "an," or "the."  Click SEARCH.  

2.  Books are shelved by call number (on the lower line of the record.) Available circulating DANA books are on the SECOND FLOOR of the library.  A Dana record for an available book will look like this:

Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike /

Main Author: Gillespie, Angus K., 1942-
Other Contributors: Rockland, Michael Aaron.
Format(s): Book
Language: English

New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c1989.

John Cotton Dana Library (Newark) - STACKS

HE356.N5G54 1989 IN LIBRARY - BOOK-Y
HE356.N5G54 1989 IN LIBRARY - BOOK-Y

3.  If your book is not at Dana, ask the librarian at the reference desk what to do or consult the Book Delivery box on this page .

4.  If something does not work, ask the librarian at the reference desk or contact the Ask a Librarian service. 


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