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Library Orientation: Books

This guide provides an introduction to resources and services offered by the Monmouth University Library.

Search Tips

Use the word "AND" to combine your keywords to make your search more specific. eg. substance abuse AND domestic violence

Use synonyms and alternative terms Related terms - broader or narrower - will also bring up relevant results. eg. teenagers | adolescents | youth

Use Truncation "*" to search for words with common roots without entering them individually. eg. searching for teen* retrieves teen, teens, teenaged, teenagers

You can limit search results in many databases to academic/peer-reviewed journals, by publication date, or text-text only.

Find Books at the MU Library

Library Catalog Tutorial

Google Books

Google Book Search


You can locate books that are not in the MU Library by searching WorldCat.

Books can be requested through InterLibrary Loan. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.