"Condom barrel" at the Planned Parenthood bookstore, Atlanta, Georgia, June 21, 1983.
AJCP283-015a, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.
Pro-choice graffiti on anti-abortion Baptist church sign, Lilburn, Georgia, August 1, 1990.
AJCP136-005f, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.
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Use GILFind / "Catalog" tab on the GSU Library's homepage to find books in the GSU Library and at University System of Georgia libraries.
GILFind includes books and materials from ALL of the GSU campuses: Atlanta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, and Alpharetta. Use the "Place Request" link in the book's record to request a book from a GSU campus other than your own. GILFind also lists other materials in the library - including microfilm, dissertations, movies, music and special collections.
New! GILFind now also lets you search all of the University System of Georgia library holdings at once. Just select "University System of Georgia" instead of "Georgia State University" in Simple Search, or in the "Search Scope" dropdown in Advanced Search.
To request a book from a GSU library:
To request a book from any other USG campus via GIL Express: (click here for list of USG campuses)
You can also go to any GSU or USG Library and check out books in person using your Panthercard.
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.
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.
When you find a good book, look at its subject headings in the library catalog record. Follow these to list other items on that topic. Or, use the subject heading terms in a new keyword search.
Try searches using these subject terms to get started! In GIL-Find, type the term into the search box and select "Subject" from the drop-down menu:
Why am I seeing different categories identifed as "MESH" rather than "Library of Congress subject headings"?
MESH refers to the the controlled vocabulary used by the National Library of Medicine. MESH stands for MEdical Subject Headings.
MESH terms are used primarily to search in the databases MEDLINE and PubMed but also show up in the library catalog. They are similar to, but somewhat different from Library of Congress subject headings (i.e. MESH uses "Sterilization, Involuntary" where LCSH uses "Involuntary Sterilization.")
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Searching the catalog using subject terms will also turn up archival materials and oral histories
available at GSU's Special Collections and Archives!
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:
Universal Catalog - includes all Georgia public colleges and universities. To see information about participating USG schools, click here. Request books through GIL Express, or use your Panther Card to check out books at USG schools.
Emory - you can also borrow materials at Emory with your Panther Card
Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library Catalog - GSU students & faculty may obtain library cards from the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library, then borrow materials.
Use Interlibrary Loan to request books you find in the following catalogs
(or any other library catalog):
Worldcat - North American libraries and beyond.
Center for Research Libraries - a cooperative effort among member libraries to collect unusual and unique materials.