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English Composition: The Vagrants by Yiyun Li & Other Readings: Find Books

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

Ask-A-Librarian

There are several ways to seek help from a librarian:

Off-campus?

It is possible for current Rutgers students, faculty, and staff to access the Rutgers University Libraries' online resources off-campus. Be sure to go through the Libraries Website and you will be prompted to log in with your Rutgers NetID and password. 

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 / AUTHOR / ISBN
  • If you would like to find books about a topic you are interested in, it is best to search by: SUBJECT / KEYWORD
For further details on using the Rutgers Libraries Catalog, please refer to the video on the left or Ask-a-Librarian.

Search Tips for Paper #3

Option 1:

·         SUBJECT keyword: solipsism
·         WORDS anywhere: solipsism
·         AUTHOR (last name first): Wallace, David Foster

 

Option 2:   (combine different terms using the Advanced Search):

·         SUBJECT keyword: job stress
·         WORDS anywhere: workplace violence
·         subject: work environment  AND  words anywhere: psychology
·         subject: work environment  AND  words anywhere: stress


Option 3:  (combine different terms using the Advanced Search):

·         SUBJECT keyword: Tacitus
·         SUBJECT keyword: overpopulation
·         SUBJECT keyword: environmentalism
·         subject: power  AND  subject: society
·         subject: society  AND  words anywhere: power
·         WORDS anywhere: responsibility

 


* 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. *

Search Tips for Paper #4

Option 1:  (combine different terms using the Advanced Search)

·         subject: Mao AND  subject: China AND subject: Communisim

·         subject: China AND subject: politics

·         subject: China AND subject: freedom of speech

·         subject: China AND words anywhere: propaganda

·         subject: China AND words anywhere: surveillance

 

Option 2 / Option 3:  

·         SUBJECT keyword: Heroes in literature

 

Option 4: (combine different terms using the Advanced Search):

·         subject: family  AND  subject: psychology  AND  words anywhere: importance OR significance

·         subject: family  AND  subject: social OR sociology OR sociological  AND  words anywhere: importance OR significance

·         subject: family  AND  subject: history  AND  words anywhere: importance OR significance

·         words anywhere: loss OR bereavement  AND  words anywhere: child death

·         words anywhere: unwanted child

 

Option 5:  (combine different terms using the Advanced Search):

·         SUBJECT keyword: activism

·         subject: authority  AND  words anywhere: obey OR obedient

·         SUBJECT keyword: revolution  

·         SUBJECT keyword: poverty

·         SUBJECT keyword: oppression



* 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:

  1. From within the QuickSearch system, search for the book.
  2. Sign in to view request options, then click the Request Item button. 
  3. For Pickup Location, select your preferred library - or choose Personal Delivery to your Home Address.

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

If Rutgers University Libraries does not own or subscribe to the book you want (or it's already been checked out by someone else), 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 either system, request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Physical Sciences Librarian

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Contact:
John Cotton Dana Library

185 University Ave

Newark, NJ 07102-1814

(973) 353-3811

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