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Journalism: General Research Guide

This guide is designed to support the research of students in JOUR 1613 and 2601 by recommending appropriate library and web resources.

Additional Citation Styles

Find additional citation style guides, including APA, here.

Also, check out Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL).

Intercampus Loan

If the book you need isn't available at your campus, you can have books delivered to the campus of your choice by placing an Intercampus Loan.

Intercampus loans usually arrive in 1-2 business days.

Track your request in Your Account.

GIL Express

  • If you can't find it in GIL@GPC, search GIL Universal Catalog (a combined catalog of all University System of Georgia libraries).
  • Click here for instructions on how to place a GIL Express Request to have books sent to GPC.
  • Specify your pick-up location, e.g. GPC - Clarkston.
  • GIL Express Requests usually take 4-6 business days to arrive.
  • Track your request in Your Account.

GIL-Find@ GPC - Live Search

You may search the GPC Library Catalog in the box below.
GIL-Find@GPC Quick Search Box






Screenshot of example catalog search and results. Notice this is searching for the subject, "Freedom of Speech". Results can be limited by location and format.


  • To find books at GPC Libraries, use GIL-Find@GPC, the library catalog.
  • Enter keywords from the author's name, title or subject.
  • Limit your search to a specific field in catalog records. This can be used to search for a book with a known author or title, or it can be used to search for books by subject heading as in the example above.

Freedom of speech.
Freedom of the press.
Mass Media.
United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment 

  • Use the limits on the left side of the window to narrow your search results to a specific campus.


  • Once you find a book, check the location, status, and call number. Location will tell you which campus owns the book, status will indicate if the book is available, and the call number will tell you where to find it on the shelf.
  • Don't forget - you can request items from other GPC campuses. Just click on the "Request this item" link. Books usually take 1-2 business days to arrive and can be picked up from the circulation desk.

Ebooks with GIL-Find@GPC

If you're not on campus, you may still be able to access ebooks. Limit your search results using the "Format" links. Follow the links to view the ebook. GPC Libraries have access to several collections of ebooks (ebrary, NetLibrary, etc.). Some can be accessed off campus via GIL-Find@GPC. Others may require you to access via GALILEO.