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CIS 8080: Books

Use the Library Catalog to Find Books

Use GIL, GSU's library catalog to find books in our library. The catalog also lists other materials in the library - including microfilm, dissertations, movies, music and special collections.

The default field (Any) is a keyword search. It's a good place to start if you are looking for information on a topic. If you have more specific information, you can also use the dropdown menu to search by a specific field (e.g. title, subject or author).


Is Your Book an eBook?

An eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book.  You can use an ebook as a book source in your papers and other scholarly work. Ebooks are often read on a computer, smart phone, or dedicated ebook reader like the Nook or Sony Reader.  They are fabulously handy in that you can store many ebooks in a convenient, light-weight package. Additionally, you often have nifty digital features at your fingertips that are not available in traditional print books.

Our library catalog includes records for both print and electronic books.

Check out our eBooks research guide if you're not sure how to work with an eBook.

Search other local library catalogs

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:

GIL Universal Catalog - includes all Georgia public colleges and universities. 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.

ARCHE - with a special ARCHE borrower's card, you can check out books from several local private colleges. Click here for information about ARCHE schools and getting a borrower's card.

Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library Catalog - GSU students & faculty may obtain library cards from the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library, then borrow materials.

Find books from libraries worldwide

If you can't find a book at GSU or another local library, try our Interlibrary Loan service. Here's how.

  1. Click the Make a Request button to initiate the request process. 
  2. You will be prompted for your Campus ID and Password.
  3. Fill out the required information to and submit your request.