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COMM1100: Communication in Action: Books & Media

Search Books & Media

Search the Cheng Library online catalog for books and media. If you need journal articles, go to our Databases page.

Fetch It!

We are happy to retrieve material from our collection and hold it for you at Lending Services. From the Library webpage, click My Account and log in using your 855- number and last name.

Once logged in, search the online catalog for your material. If it is eligible for us to fetch, you'll see the "Fetch this for me!" link: Fetch It icon

You will get an email notifying you that the material is ready for pick-up. We will hold items for three days after notifying you, then we return them to the shelf. Please call 973.720.3180 to check on the status of your hold or to ask a question.

Books & Media at the Cheng Library

The library has over 450,000 items available for your use, including books and video and audio materials.  A growing number of our books and videos are availble online, making it easier than ever to get access to great information.

Finding Books & Media at the Cheng Library

To find books and media that our library owns, use the Books & Media tab on our homepage, or search for everything with the Search All option.

Start with one or two keywords, adding quotation marks ("") around concepts with more than one word: for example, "African American" or "music theory"... quotes are not needed for single words, such as crime or intonation.

Narrow your results using the limits on the right side of the results page.

When you've found a book that looks interesting, click the title to learn more about it, or (if it's Available), write down the location and call number and head to the shelves to get it!

If you see an option to , the book/media is available online!

eBooks & Streaming Video

While searching the catalog, you'll find a number of books and videos with a location of Internet Resource, and a link in place of the call number.

Simply follow the link ('Click here for full text', 'View Streaming Video', etc.) to access the online version of these books and videos.

You will need to log in to view these items from off campus (and on campus, for videos).  If you are having trouble, contact the reference desk for assistance (973-720-2116; refdesk@wpunj.edu).