The Library Catalog tells you about all the materials in the GSU libraries or in the entire USG system.
See Search Hints below...
to search names as a phrase | ex: "anderson cooper"
as a wild card | ex: wom*n
AND between words to NARROW results | ex: media AND healthcare
OR between words to EXPAND results | ex: African American OR Black
Books in libraries are assigned one or more subject headings. These are standardized terms that ensure books on the same topic can be found even if the keywords are different, as with Istanbul and Constantinople.
Use GILFind (click "Catalog" on the library's homepage or just start here) to search in
Use the Browse Search link in GILFind to search by subject terms. (You can also search by subject in Advanced Search).
When you find a good book, look at its subject headings in the catalog record.
Follow these to list other items on that topic. Or, use the subject heading terms in a new keyword search.
Almost every college or university library in the US will use the Library of Congress Subject Headings. WorldCat also uses them.
Searching broad terms like these using "Browse Search" will bring up results for that term AND for more specific phrases beginning with that term
For example .
but also, following that heading, you'll see links for subcategories like:
and so on!
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.
If you're not finding an ebook using the sources in the "Finding Electronic Books" box, you still have some options: