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New to the Library?
- The GSU Library holds over 1.3 million volumes and has access to 276 databases, almost 14,000 e-journals, and about 30,000 e-books.
- Electronic Resources: Many of our electronic resources including databases, e-journals and e-books are restricted to GSU users only. When you are off-campus, you'll need to identify yourself with your GSU Campus ID.
- Library basics: Consult the Nursing Library Research Basics handout, located in the Orientation Resources box on the left.
- Brainstorm possible search terms for your topic. Keep in mind that you may need to simplify long phrases by breaking them up into separate search terms or smaller phrases.
- Before starting your research, be sure first that there are sufficient sources on the topic, and do so early in case you need to broaden, narrow, or change your topic; and also so that you can maximize your time for researching and writing.
- Use databases to find articles on your topic from a variety of journals and other sources. Use journals to find a specific article or to search a topic in a specific journal.
- CURVE-Collaborative University Research Visualization Environment, located on the 2nd floor of Library South. This space has high-end computers with software to enhance your research and course projects.
- Group Study Rooms-book in advance online from any device to reserve space in the library for your group projects.
- Computers are located throughout the library. More information on computing and printing here.