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EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education

Interlibrary Loan and GIL Express

InterLibrary Loan Have articles not available in the GSU databases delivered to you electronically whenever possible.  Note that if you order books not belonging to GSU through this service, you will need to pick them up in person from the GSU library.

GIL Express (Temporarily Suspended during COVID19):  If you live near the main campus of any USG institution, you can request books to be delivered to that campus. Use the library catalog and look to the left of the search box to arrow down and choose "University System of Georgia".


Online Access to Articles, Databases, eBooks, and More

Getting to content paid for by the GSU library:

Tutorial for Navigating the GSU Library's Home Page

To get the most out of the resources that the library provides, start your research from this guide or from the library homepage rather than from the open web.

Campus ID and Password:

To access most of the library resources off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your campus ID and password. On the web, campus ID info can be obtained at or call 404-413-4357.


Since most of the library’s content is authenticated with your campus ID and password, you will rarely need the GALILEO password. In case you do need the GALILEO password, you can find it by logging into iCollege. After logging in, you will see the password in the left column.  You can also find the GALILEO password by logging into your library account. Once your account is open, click the request button in the upper navigation bar.  The GALILEO password will be displayed.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues

  • Ensure that your login information is correct.
  • Make sure that you are using GSU library resources by starting your work at the GSU library website ( and not at a search engine or the open web.
  • Check your computer's firewall and anti-virus settings to make sure that the library's content is not being blocked. 
  • Make sure that your institution allows access to the library's content.  Users who try to access from other institutions (such as public schools, colleges, universities or businesses) may be blocked by their institution's network settings.
  • If you need further assistance, contact your subject librarian or use our Ask-a-Librarian service on the library homepage.

Setting up a VPN

Using Georgia State University's VPN (Virtual Private Network) from off-campus is not required, but it may be helpful for you because once you login to the VPN, your computer will act as if you are on-campus. That way, you don't have to keep entering your campus ID and password when you want to access software products or use library resources. Keep in mind that the best way to locate library subscribed content is through the library homepage rather than the open web even when you are on-campus or using a VPN.