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Physics & Astronomy: Subject Guide: Finding Books

Catalog Relationships

catalog relationships

GIL: GSU Library

GIL Universal Catalog: 35 academic libraries in Georgia

WorldCat: 10,000 libraries worldwide

Step 1: Start with GIL

Use GIL - GSU library catalog, to find books in our library

The catalog also lists other materials that are in the library - including microfilm, dissertations, movies, music and special collections.

A keyword search 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.



How to use GIL? View the online tutorials below:

VideoGIL Title Search
VideoGIL Author Search
VideoGIL Topic Search
VideoGIL Record Interpretation

What if my book is not found in GIL or already checked out?

Go to Step Two: Find books from other libraries in Atlanta.

Step 2: Find Books from Other Libraries in Georgia

Search the GIL Universal Catalog - 35 academic libraries in Georgia

If the book you want is available here, click "GIL Express Request" at the bottom of the catalog screen to request it to be delivered to the GSU Library, or you can go to any University System of Georgia library and check out books using your PantherCard. 

Find books from other libraries in Atlanta

Still not find what you want?

Go to Step Three: Interlibrary Loan.

Step 3: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Start from the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) page

Click "Logon to ILLiad" and logon with your Library ID Number which is on the back of your Panther card. Fill in the citation information and place a request.

Start from WorldCat

WorldCat is a union catalog that includes materials from over 10000 libraries worldwide. Starting from WorldCat allows you to request delivery without having to fill in the citation information for the book! After you have found the book in WorldCat, just click on Find it at GSU, then click on "Request This Item Through Interlibrary Loan", login and place a request.

Call Number Basics

Q    Science
QB  Astronomy
QC  Physics
QD  Chemistry
QE  Geology
QH-QR Biology
T    Technology
TK  Electrical Engineering. Electronics. Nuclear Engineering


For more information on finding and using eBooks, check the eBooks LibGuide.