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Science Research in Depth: General Guide: Beyond Perimeter College

A research guide to help you with that first biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science research assignment. Offers explanations about science research in general and where to go when Perimeter College's libraries are not enough.

Beyond Perimeter College

Beyond Perimeter College

If you have a an especially in depth or complex research project, you will probably need more than what is available at Perimeter College. Major university libraries offer core science databases and many journals that are not available as full text through Perimeter College's GALILEO databases.

As a student at Perimeter College at Georgia State University, you have reciporical privileges with all of the University System of Georgia libraries, including Georgia Tech and Georgia State's Atlanta library .

Georgia State libraries Georgia Tech libraries

Your GSU Campus ID, also called a Panther Card, opens acces to many more full text journals and a wider array of databases than Perimeter College offers. You can use your Panther Card/Campus ID to search Georgia State's databases from off campus, Perimeter College, or at the Atlanta campus library.


The downtown Atlanta library also has Research Guides available for additional in depth science and individual, science disciplines.
Biology Chemistry Computer Science
Geology and Earth Science Gerontology Health Informatics
Kinesiology and Health Education Mathematics & Statistics Neuroscience/ Neurobiology/ Neuroanatomy
Nursing Nutrition Physical Therapy
Physics and Astronomy Public Health Risk Management

To enter the downtown Atlanta library, you will need to have a fingerprint on file. If you do not, you can give your Panthercard or driver's license (nondriver's ID) to the guard. You can get this ID back to check out books. If you visit the downtown library frequently, you can arrange to put your fingerprints on file for easier entrance.

The main library at Georgia State's main entrance is above street level on the north side of Decatur Street. To reach the library:

  • Enter the classroom building on the SOUTH side of the street, or the parking lot on the north side of the street.

  • Climb to the second floor.

  • Follow the signs to the library on the SOUTH side. The library on the NORTH side has large doors and a prominent sign. Both SOUTH and NORTH sides are connected by a three level "bridge."

  • You will need to present your student ID and receive a guest tag upon entering the libary.

Due to construction downtown, these directions may not always be valid. Follow detour signs to the library entrance.

Robert M. Woodruff Libraries Though NOT part of the University System, The Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University and Emory's Health Science Library have an extremely extensive collection of journals. Students from Georgia State's Perimeter College can sometimes borrow up to five books with an Arche Card. Arche Cards expire quickly, and you can obtain one from the Circulation counter at your campus library. Visitors to Emory's libraries need to either present a valid ID (Panther Card or driver's license) or sign in at the door.