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SCOM 2050 Media, Culture, and Society: Finding Books

Library Basics

Contact Jason if you need help at any point during your research. My contact info is in the box at right.  Don't waste time floundering; I can meet with you or advise by e-mail/IM!

Ask for help at the Library North service desk, by phone (404-413-2800) or via the Live Assistance box on the library home page.

To find materials located at GSU Library, search GIL-Find, the online library catalog.

The contents of books and articles are not searchable in GIL-Find. Search a library database to find articles.

To obtain a book or article GSU doesn't have, request it via GIL Express (if it's available within the University System of Georgia) or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) if it's not.

Searching the Catalog

Search the library catalog to find:

  • Books
  • Audio/video like DVDs and CDs
  • Microfilm/microfiche (usually, but not always, older periodicals like historical newspapers)
  • A particular journal/magazine/newspaper

but not articles. To search for articles, use a database (see the Finding Articles tab above).

Getting books from other libraries

If GSU's library doesn't have what you need, you have, don't give up.  There are several options to get the book you want:

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

Still stuck?  Ask a librarian for help.


Creative Commons LicenseThis guide is created by Jason Puckett and licensed by Georgia State University Library under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

You may reproduce any part of it for noncommercial purposes as long as credit is included.  I encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials.