to search names as a phrase | ex: "walter cronkite"
as a wild card | ex: wom*n
AND between words to NARROW results | ex: cat AND dog
OR between words to EXPAND results | ex: cat OR kitten
Communication, Mass media
P94.7 Interpersonal communication
P95-95.6 Oral communication, Speech
PN1991-1991.9 Radio broadcasts
PN1992-1992.92 Television broadcasts
PN1993-1999 Motion pictures
Books in libraries are assigned one or more subject headings. These are standardized terms that ensure books on the same topic can be found even if the keywords are different, as with Istanbul and Constantinople.
Use GILFind (click "Catalog" on the library's homepage or just start here) to search in
Use the Browse Search link in GILFind to search by subject terms. (You can also search by subject in Advanced Search).
When you find a good book, look at its subject headings in the catalog record.
Follow these to list other items on that topic. Or, use the subject heading terms in a new keyword search.
Almost every college or university library in the US will use the Library of Congress Subject Headings. WorldCat also uses them.
Searching broad terms like these using "Browse Search" will bring up results for that term AND for more specific phrases beginning with that term
For example .
but also, following that heading, you'll see links for subcategories like:
and so on!
Start with our catalog at GILFind.
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:
Universal Catalog - includes all Georgia public colleges and universities. The Universal Catalog is now included in GIL -- just select "University System of Georgia" in the dropdown next to the search box!) To see information about participating USG schools, click here. Request books through GIL Express (see above), or use your Panther Card to check out books at USG schools.
Emory - you can also borrow materials at Emory with your Panther Card
ARCHE - you can also borrow books from several local private colleges. Click here for a list of ARCHE schools. You may want to contact the library in advance to get further information about borrowing privileges (what kind of ID is needed, how long you can check out a book for, and so on)
Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library Catalog - GSU students & faculty may obtain library cards from the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library, then borrow materials.
Use Interlibrary Loan to request books you find in the following catalogs
(or any other library catalog):