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English Language History and Linguistics

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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!

TCNJ 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 Trenton 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.

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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

Suggested Subject Headings

CLICK on the SUBJECT HEADINGS below to BROWSE the online catalog for books we own or to which we have online access.


SEARCH using these terms as a SUBJECT KEYWORDS. (Use the Subject tab to browse headings with different combinations, or choose "Subject Keyword" from drop-down menu from the Basic Search tab to access titles directly.)

Selected Books

Click on the titles below to learn more about them in the library catalog.  Read their table of contents and descriptions, and learn what subject headings were applied in order to find similar books!