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Step by Step with Literary Criticism - Handouts: Step by Step Searching GIL-Find for Literary Topics

This is where you find the handouts that teach you to search GPC's literature databases step-by-step.

Step by Step Literary Searching with GIL-Find

Step by Step Literature Searching with GIL-Find

GIL-Find is the library's catalog. GIL-Find has features that let you find what you want easily and several ways to refine a search to keep it on target.

1) Set the scroll bar on the left of the Big Discover box on the library web page to Library Catalog

2) Type in the Name of Your Author AND Criticism. For literary criticism on a work by Toni Morrison, type in Tony Morrison span style="color: #bb2222; font-size: 115%;">AND criticism.

For Shakespeare and authors who wrote before 1600, type in the author's name AND the name of one of his/her works. Then click the SEARCH link.


3)GIL-Find presents the first twenty-five (25) results..

4) Use the scroll bar to move among the results.

5) To see more items, click the green LOAD MORE RESULTS text at the bottom of the page.

GIL-Find options presented overlapped 6) If you have a large number of results or don't wantto travel to another campus, you can make them more precise by clicking on the options in the screen's left column.

The Location list lets you narrow your search to items on your campus or eBooks.

7) To see the full entry for a book, click on its blue title.

8) To find the book on the shelf, look its call number near the top of the page.

9) To see more books on the same subject, click on one of the subject headings, which are in blue and half way down the page. or a bit further.

An entry for a book in GIL-Find

10) To keep track of this book for later searches, log in with your campus ID and password and add them by clicking the small pushpin in the top right corner of the page. (see above).

11) To return to the list of results, click the white X on the left side of the page..

12 To print off the book's records, click the Print this icon in the bread crumb trail (ribbon) near the top of the page.

13) To start a new search, just type it into the search box at the top of the page.