to search names as a phrase | ex: "walter cronkite"
as a wild card | ex: wom*n
AND between words to NARROW results | ex: cat AND dog
OR between words to EXPAND results | ex: cat OR kitten
There are three ways that you can get to the library's databases,
from off-campus (as well as from on-campus):
If you are off campus, when you click the name of a database, you will be asked for your Campus ID and password. After that, you'll have full access to the database*. But in order to get that access, the database has to identify you as GSU faculty/student/staff.
*There are a very few databases that you can't access this way (looking at you, Ancestry Library Edition) and are only usable in the actual library building). These are clearly marked in the database listings as ON CAMPUS USE ONLY.
You can access our databases from home!
You will likely to be asked for your Campus ID and password first: this is to ensure your access to the materials included -- the database needs to know that you are a a GSU student.
These databases focus on specific disciplines. To search more broadly, try the databases in the "Interdisciplinary Articles Databases" box.
You can also use the "Databases by Subject" dropdown menu on the library's homepage tab to identify relevant databases by subject or discipline.
Subject-specific research guides can also help you find more databases for your topic.
Jets vs. Sharks, EBSCO vs. ProQuest...
GSU works with companies who sell us access to our various databases.
Two of our big database providers are EBSCO and ProQuest.
Most databases will have an Advanced Search option where you can