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CMP-203: Literature and Composition (Harris, Spring 2020)

Library Catalogs to Search

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Rider students also have borrowing privileges at The College of New Jersey Library, which has a deep literature collection to supports its English graduate program. You make check out ten books at a time. Show your Rider ID!



Search for books, DVDs/videos, and CDs/music


Map and directions from Rider to TCNJ.

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Campus map.

Parking at TCNJ: When you enter through the main entrance (off or Rt. 31/Pennington Rd.), bear to the right.  You will see the entrance to Loser Hall and the info/visitor's booth on your left. Register at the info/visitor's booth.

Rider students may borrow books and other items from the Mercer County Library. Bring your Rider ID and a copy of your current class schedule to qualify for a library card.

Search MCL's catalog here.

Map from Rider to MCL's Headquarters off Darrah Lane (just down the road!)


When you search WorldCat, an international database of libraries' holdings, you will see whether Rider University Libraries owns the item. If we do not, we can get it for you through Interlibrary Loan (Delivery from Other Libraries). Delivery may take up to two weeks, depending on the item's location and availability, so give yourself enough lead time!

Google Books is a boon:  You can search the full text of books for keywords, preview content, and in the case of of pre-1923 public domain titles, view the full text of and download the entire book--fantastic for historical research!  Make sure to check the RU Libraries catalog to see if we own the title you need, and request the book through Interlibrary Loan (Delivery from Other Libraries) if we do not.  

Google Book Search

Library One Search

Library One Search cross-searches most of the library's resources, including books, scores, audio recordings, videos, journal articles, electronic resources, and more.

Limit to "Rider University Libraries Catalog" to find books, chapters in books, and DVDs.

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Or after:



Hints for Literature Searching:

  • To narrow keyword results:

    • Search the AUTHOR of the work of literature as a SUBJECT.

    • Search the WORK of literature itself as a SUBJECT.

  • Use the other limits (date, subject) on the left side bar.

  • Limit to "Rider University Libraries Catalog" to find books that are in the library.

    • If you change "subject" to keyword here, you will find more books and ebooks, with the work of literature or author in a table of contents; such a book will often be a collection of essays on various literary topics: theme, movement, class of writers, etc.