Search the GSU Library GIL-Find Catalog
Note: Using this feature will take you away from this subject guide.
If you're not finding an ebook using one of the above sources, you still have some options:
GIL: Searches only items in the GSU Library
GIL Universal Catalog: Searches the contents of 35 academic libraries in Georgia
WorldCat: Searches 10,000 libraries worldwide.
You can search for eBooks from all GSU library ebook databases in the GSU Library's GilFind catalog just as you would search for traditional print books. After you search, tweak your results to show only "full access online" and the "books" format to see only eBooks.
(Are you teaching? See a full description for embedding ebooks for course content).
The GSU Library is open as of August 24. Book checkout is available in the library.
Self-service checkout in the library will be coming soon!
You also have to the option to arrange for curbside pickup of books and other materials (DVDs, CDs, etc.) from GSU Libraries.
Click here for information about arranging for a pickup.
Here are some strategies that you can use to find and access ebooks.
Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about finding electronic versions of texts!
Help! I've found an ebook in the library's catalog and I'm not sure how to download it!
Different providers (i.e. ProQuest, EBSCO, etc.) have different requirements. Check out our Ebooks research guide for information about how to read/download ebooks.
What if I just need a chapter or essay from a particular book?
If the book is available as an ebook, you may have the option of printing just that chapter or section.
If the book is only available to you as a print book, you can use our Desktop Delivery service to have the chapter/section scanned and emailed to you through our Interlibrary Loan service. Click here for more information about how to get started.
***If a print book that we hold is available to you through the HathiTrust Emergency Access program, you will see an "Online access" link indicating this availability in the book's GILFind record.***
***IMPORTANT!!! As of AUGUST 24, 2020, we will no longer be eligible for the HathiTrust Emergency Access program.***
In a pinch, you can also search in our databases for book reviews to get a general sense of the book's argument, even if you can't access the book itself.
Most of the library's article databases allow you to search for book reviews. Here are instructions on how to find book reviews in the most used databases appropriate for research in religious studies:
In databases that do not have a "Book Review" limiting option, you can simply type the words "book review" (in quotes) into one of the Advanced Search option search boxes and then either the title of a specific book or a topic.