The GSU Library has a search box called Discover on the homepage. Should you use it or search one of the library's databases (A-Z databases)? If you try it, here are some tips:
- Be specific with key words. Example: search "local food movement". Put phrases in quotation marks.
- Use the Advanced search to limit with additional keywords such as United States.
- Use the limits on the left such as scholarly (peer reviewed) articles, full text, or library catalog.
Use the tab "Catalog" to find books in our library using GIL-Find. The catalog also lists other materials in the library - including journals, movies, music, and special collections.
A Keyword search in GIL-Find is a good place to start if you are looking for information on a topic. If you have more specific information, you can also search by title, subject, or author using the Advanced Search options.
** If GSU does not have the item you are looking for, try searching the GIL Universal Catalog and requesting the item from another USG library via GIL Express. **