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Making your research relevant by focusing topics close to home.

Contents of this Guide

This Guide will help you with basic research using GSU owned or licensed resources. These sources have gone through some editorial oversight.

You have more responsibility to evaluate any information you find on the Internet.  Use the tips on the Smartweb page to do that.

Finding Books

  • GIL-Find helps you locate print materials and some ebooks in the sic GSU libraries.
  • GIL-Find Universal does the same, but in many colleges and universities in Georgia.
  • Use the drop down tab to learn about ebooks.

Finding Articles

  • GALILEO (under search collections link in banner) is a collection of databases chosen by Georgia libraries for academic research.
  • GSU has also found more databases perfect for our curriculum.Find them by subject or on A-Z list.
  • DISCOVER searchers some but not all databases
  • Use the drop down tab to understand scholarly, peer-reviewed journals

Smart Web

  • Criteria for examining information
  • Suggestions for searching


  • Understanding Academic Honesty
  • Helps with MLA and APA


Library Resources

GPC Libraries have information resources to use for your academic research:  books, cds, videos, journals, computers, and especially staff who can answer your questions. Use any of the avenues of contact listed in the left column of this page, as well as face-to-face contact with librarians to get answers you need.

This research guide has information to help you find:

  • books, audio, and DVDs at a GPC library
  • articles from online magazines and journals
  • trustworthy websites
  • ways to cite your sources

Library Policies

Your JCARD (or picture ID) is required to check out books and other materials. It can also be used for printing and copying with the $7.50 technology fee each semester or other funds you have added.

Quiet and consideration for others are expected in the library.

Please protect our books and equipment by not eating and drinking near them.

Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Karen Doster-Greenleaf
Dunwoody Campus
Subjects:Dental Hygiene

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