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ESL 0093 - Academic Reading: Research Databases

What's a Database?

A database is: 

  • a collection of resources organized in a way that is easy to find  
  • full of articles--or films or books
  • a powerful research tool that requires some training to use

Database search tips:

  • use keywords
  • learn new keywords as you go
  • combine keywords with logical connectors


GALILEO Password

All campus computers automatically have access to GAILEO, but if you work from home, you'll need a password. The password changes every semester, so make sure the one you use is current.

An easy way to get access: go to iCollege, click on the GALILEO link in the top banner and you're in! 

Help with Databases

Video tutorials are available to guide your use of library resources.

Guides for specific databases are listed below.


Discover (first tab in search box on library website, click here, or access through iCollege) gives you access to  a collection of databases which each have thousands of articles from journals and magazines. Many, but not all, of the databases plus all books in GSU libraries can be searched with the DISCOVER tool in the magasearch box.

Two ways to find specific databases are to Browse by Subject or use the A-Z index. Recommended databases for this course are also linked below.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

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