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Distance Learning at Perimeter College: Find Books (GIL)

A guide to library services and resources for Perimeter College Online.

Search GSU Libraries

This box searches GSU library collections at all campuses.

Change the drop-down menu from "Georgia State University" to "University System of Georgia" to search all USG libraries.

GIL-Find Library catalog

GIL-Find @ GSU and GIL Universal catalogs have been moved to one combined system.  We are in the process of updating the tutorials.  Meanwhile, we have one quick "how to search" video, below.  We also recommend this video from Augusta State University for more information about requesting, etc.

GIL Basic Search (Video 1:01)


GIL Search and requesting (video 2:01) from Augusta State University

GIL-Find Library catalog

Use the GIL-Find library catalog, to find materials at all Georgia State University campus libraries, as well materials from other University System of Georgia Libraries. 

Tips for Literary Criticism or Author Biography searching:

  • Use the author's name as a subject term when looking for information about the author or the author's work.
  • Try using the word "criticism" or "biography" as appropriate.
  • Omit A, An, and The when those words are the first word of a title.
  • More tips on the Search Tips for Lit Crit page

In the Advanced Search, use the drop down boxes to search for terms within a certain field. This image shows an example of how to search for information about Ernest Hemingway that mentions The Old Man and the Sea or The Sun Also Rises in the descriptors. 

Choose the "in subject" field in the advanced GIL Find search when looking for information about an author.

Working with GIL-Find Catalog Results

  • Use limiters such as "Show Only," and "Format" to refine your results. 
  • ​When you see an item you're interested in, click on the title to get information about the item's location, availability and more.
  • Electronic items will contain an access link.

To find a book in the library, note its location and call number. If Call Numbers confuse you, you are not alone! Just ask a library employee for help.  (I've included a video below in case you're shy.)

If the item isn't at your library, you can usually request that it be delivered to the library most convenient to you. (See "Place a Request.")

To find a book on the shelf, note its location and call number

Place a Request

You can request a book or other item physically located at another campus by requesting an "Intercampus Loan."  This typically takes 1-3 business days.

Request books from other USG libraries by placing a "GIL Express Request." This typically takes 3-7 business days.

To place requests, click "Get It," log into your account, then follow the prompts. Be sure you indicate the campus where you want to pick up the item.

Illustration of placing a request

After placing your request,  you can check your account to see the status of the request.  You should also get an email if the request is denied (for example, if the book is not found on the shelf) or when the book is available for pick up.

Sign into your library account to renew items, check request status, and get the GALILEO password.

Searching USG Libraries

Find more books at other libraries in the University System of Georgia by expanding your search to "University System of Georgia."

Search all USG Libraries by changing the scope of your search using the dropdown box in the Basic Search.

Illustration of changing scope of search to all University System of Georgia Libraries.ADVANCED SEARCH

Only books may be requested from other USG libraries. Electronic books, DVDs, and other non-book media are not included.

To request copies of articles from print journals and non-circulating books, place an Interlibrary Loan request: