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ENGL 1102 - English Composition II: Author Research: Getting Started

Welcome to the Library!

This guide will help you find reliable and authoritative information for your papers which comes from two sources:

  1. Books, both print books in all GSU libraries and ebooks which can be read from computers or mobile devices and discovered with GIL-Find; and
  2. Scholarly articles from databases, all in digital format.

The guide will also connect you to helps with citation, directions on using library tools, and ways to communicate with librarians who can help you with questions.

Your Library Account

With your account and your PIN, you can requests materials from other campuses at GSU and other schools in Georgia.

Library Home Page

You can find the GSU library homepage from the GSU homepage, from inside iCollege, at this really, really simple url or Google GSU library.

From this page you can navigate to the catalog, databases, tutorials, "Ask Us," and more!

Screenshot of library homepage


Helpful tutorials for most databases and library tools can be found in this guide. Be aware that some of the branding in the tutorials is still GPC, but the instruction on using each database is still accurate.

Library Research Appointments

After the Library Instruction session, if you feel that you need additional help, you can schedule a research appointment with a reference librarian. Stop by the library to set up an appointment. Often the librarian can help you right away!

Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of sources for your research followed by a short description and evaluation of each one.  These links from Cornell University and The Purdue Online Writing Lab  explain the process of creating an annotated bibliography in depth.