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Neurophilosophy: Subject Guide: Find Books

Search the GSU Library Catalog to Find Books

Search the GSU Library GIL-Find Catalog
Note: Using this feature will take you away from this subject guide.

Search Tips:
  • Use quotes to search for phrases:
    • "distributive justice"
  • Use * for wild card searches:
    • ethic* will return ethic, ethics, ethical
  • Use the words AND and OR to narrow or broaden your search. Note: AND and OR must be typed in ALL caps:
    • doubt AND scepticism - to retrieve results that include both terms; narrows  your search
    • doubt OR scepticism - to retrieve results that contain either or both terms; broadens your search
  • You can create more complex searches by using the words AND and OR in combination with parentheses:
    • descartes AND (doubt OR scepticism)

Search Other Library Catalogs

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:

GILFind will also let you search across all of the University System of Georgia Libraries - Select "University System of Georgia" instead of "Georgia State University" when searching in GILFind. You can check out books in person from any other University System of Georgia library with your Panthercard. You can also place a GIL Express request (click for information on starting a GIL Express request) to have a book from another USG school (or from another GSU campus) be sent to a GSU campus. (Please note that you cannot borrow ebooks from other USG Libraries, or from any other university libraries).

Emory - you can also borrow materials at Emory with your Panther Card. For current information about Emory University Libraries' print borrowing availability, consult their library directly. 

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). For current information about an ARCHE school's print borrowing availability, contact that school's library directly. 

Fulton County Library System - GSU students & faculty may obtain library cards from the Fulton County Library System, then borrow materials. For current information about print checkouts from Fulton County Library branches, consult the Fulton County Library System site directly. 

Use Interlibrary Loan to request books you find in WorldCat (below)
(or any other library catalog):

Still stuck? Ask a librarian for help.

Searching in GILFind: Advanced Search

GILFind, like many databases, has an Advanced Search option which lets you

  • Combine search terms using AND, OR, and NOT
  • Limit by date of publication (or date range), if desired
  • Limit by source type (books, journal titles, and so on -- use "Visual Materials" to find films)
  • Limit by language of publication (WAY less robust optionwise than in databases, though)
  • Search by author, or title, or subject term (use dropdown menus next to search fields -- see dropdown for other options)

Searching on "Any Field" in Advanced Search will search for keywords in all text fielduding but not limited to 

  • Author
  • Title
  • Subject Terms
  • Table of contents (*if included in the record)
  • Summary or abstract (*if included in the record)

Trying your keywords and selecting "Any Field" may turn up a book chapter or essay in a collection, or words in a summary that might not turn up in the more formal fields.

How to Find ebooks in GILFind

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).

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.

Other Options for Finding Ebooks

Not Finding an Ebook Version?

If you're not finding an ebook using the sources in the "Finding Electronic Books" box, you still have some options:

  • Contact your Subject Librarian to see if it's possible to order an ebook. (Find your Subject Librarian by locating your school/department here).
  • If you know that you only need a section of a book, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request for that section. You will need full citation information for the book and the page range that you are requesting. Start here to place an Interlibrary Loan request. (Don't know the page information? Check Google Books to see if you can see the book's table of contents. Amazon's "Look Inside" feature might also provide this information).