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English Composition: Short Stories & Predicting the Future (21:355:102): Find Books

This course guide was created specifically for Instructor Caitlin Corrigan's Spring 2014 ENG 102 class.


There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:


When attempting to access Rutgers-restricted sources off-campus, you will be prompted to LOGIN with your NetID and password

(a) How do I start using the libraries remotely?


(a) Searching for books

Rutgers Libraries Catalog - Find Books

You may search the Rutgers University Libraries Catalog for books, videos, media, microforms, and other materials located on all Rutgers campuses. 
  • If you are looking for a specific book, it is best to search by: TITLE begins with / AUTHOR / ISBN
  • If you would like to find books about a topic you are interested in, it is best to search by: SUBJECT / WORDS anywhere
For further details on using the libary catalog, please refer to the video on the left, the "User Guide for the Rutgers University Library Catalog," or Ask-a-Librarian.

Rutgers Libraries Catalog (IRIS)


Search Tips

1.  You may find searching by the following SUBJECT begins with terms to be very helpful:

·         time perspective

·         genetic engineering

·         genetically modified foods

·         nuclear warfare

·         nuclear weapons

2.  Note that you can combine different terms using the Advanced Search option, such as:

·         subject: time  AND  words anywhere: future

·         subject: genetic engineering  AND  words anywhere: risk or harm

·         subject: nuclear weapons  AND  words anywhere: risk or harm

3.  Remember that although it is possible to limit your results to only material in the Dana Library (Newark), when you do that, you will NOT see potential gems located in other Rutgers libraries, including the electronic resources located under the RU-ONLINE: Rutgers Digital Library.

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.  From within the library catalog, click on the Book Delivery / Recall button on the upper-right.

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

If none of Rutgers' libraries own the book you want (or it's already been checked out by someone else), first 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 both systems, request an Interlibrary Loan.

Physical Sciences Librarian

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Bonnie Fong
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

Licensing Information

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