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*Tips for Searching: Mining References: BOOK/CHAPTER -
How do I find it?

STEP 1: Look for the Book


  1. On library's homepage, in megasearch box at top left, click Catalog tab.
  2. Type title of Book in search field with quote marks to find it as a phrase - e.g., "Interracial relationships in the 21st century" - and click Find button.
  3. In the GIL-Find catalog results, look for the Book title, and click on the title to go to the catalog record. *If not listed, go to steps in next box - STEP 2: Request the Book via GIL Express*
  4. Look in the Get It area, and write down the Location - e.g., Library North 4 - and the Call Number - e.g., HT1521 .I58 2009
  5. Find the book on the shelf, and take to the Library North 1st floor User Services Desk to check out.

STEP 2: Request the Book via
GIL Express


  1. Go to the Catalog tab on the library’s home page. Enter your search terms and choose “University System of Georgia” from the drop-down menu. Click “Find”.
  2. When you find a book you would like to request, sign into your library account with your campus ID and password.
  3. Choose an available copy from the list of libraries that own the book, under “MORE USG LIBRARIES/GIL EXPRESS REQUEST.” (If an item is not available for GIL Express, it will be indicated. *Go to STEP 3: Request the Book via ILLiad Interlibrary Loan*)
  4. When the lending library’s information appears, click “Request” and follow the prompts to select a pickup location.
  5. Click Request!

STEP 3: Request the Book via
ILLiad Interlibrary Loan


  1. Go to the ILLiad interlibrary loan system.
  2. Use your Campus ID and password to login. First time users will be prompted to enter contact information.
  3. Once you are logged in, under New Request menu at left of screen click Book to request the entire book be sent here, or Book Chapter if you want a single chapter sent electronically.
  4. Fill in the asterisked * fields, and click Submit Request button at bottom of form. 
  5. When the Book has arrived, you'll receive an email informing you to pick it up at the Library North 1st floor User Services Desk. If you requested a Book Chapter, your email will direct to to the ILLiad system, where you'll login with your Campus ID and password, and then under the View menu at left of screen click Electronically Received Articles.