This page will help you find publications by and about the faculty members you are researching.
So that I'm not putting this in every single box, something to keep in mind as you research:
There may be other professors out there in the world who share a name with the professor you are researching! Pay attention to:
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Faculty and students are encouraged (but not required) to make their scholarship and creative work available through ScholarWorks, the GSU Library's institutional repository. (What's an institutional repository?)
Your professor may have uploaded scholarly articles, creative work, and even conference presentations into ScholarWorks.
You can check to see if any of their materials are available there by clicking the link above, selecting "Authors" under "Browse" and then scrolling to find the professor's name (last name first).
**You can also try searching using their name in the general search box, but this may turn up nonrelevant results in addition to useful results.
This database includes information about dissertations and theses worldwide.
You can look up your professor's dissertation in this database by using Advanced Search, typing in their name (last name first!) and selecting "Author."
You can also look up any dissertations or theses which your professor directed by selecting "Advisor" instead of "Author." This will give you a sense of the graduate research topics they have supported.
(Keep in mind that there may be other professors who share a name with your professor*, so again, look for affiliations and topics that align with your professor's strengths!)
To get started with finding articles by a professor that you are researching, start with the Databases by Subject menu on the library's homepage.
Should I click the "Scholarly/Peer Reviewed" button in Advanced Search?
Clicking this button will limit your searching to just scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. Which is a great feature, and will lead you to useful scholarship!
But many faculty are also interested in writing for more general audiences these days, and leaving that button unchecked may also lead you to articles like those.
You can always check "Scholarly/Peer Reviewed" to limit your search results from the list of results that come up. It's up to you!
These databases are more general scholarly databases -- they cover a broad range of subject areas. All of them have Advanced Search options that will let you search by "Author."
Be aware, though, that you may need to scroll through the results to find your professor. Searching in Academic Search Complete for "Davidson, Denise" turned up at least one Denise Davidson who is not a professor of History at GSU. If you really can't tell, check the article record to see if it has information about the author's affiliation, which should help).
Click here to go to GILFind, the GSU Library's catalog, to get started!
Go to "Advanced Search" (you knew that was coming, right?)
Select "Author/Creator" from the dropdown menu
Type in your professor's name, last name first (see example below)
Note: I used Prof. Harcourt Fuller in this example, because we also have a copy of a documentary that he produced, and this search will bring up that DVD as well as several books Prof. Fuller has written.
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The GSU Library is currently OPEN and you can check out books, DVDs, etc.
You can also still arrange for curbside pickup if you are not comfortable coming into the library:
click here for information about arranging for a pickup.
Once you have identified books written by your professor, you can also search in our databases for book reviews to get a general sense of a book's argument, even if you can't access the book itself.
Extra! Added! Bonus!: A scholarly book review is usually more than just a summary of a book; it is often an assessment of the author's argument and work. So: a book review of your faculty member's book is also an example of someone writing about your author's work!
The library is now OPEN and DVDs (and even videocassettes!) are available for viewing and for checkout.
The library also has several streaming film databases:
To link to a film in one of these databases, look for the "permalink" in the film's database (and/or the "Share" option).
We are not able to provide access to commercial film streaming sites like Netflix or Hulu (and so on) as these sites do not sell licenses to libraries or institutions. The site JustWatch.com provides information on commercial streaming options for films and television shows, which can help you identify low-cost options where possible.
If you have a public library card/account*, you may be able to stream films through that library account. Contact that library directly to see what your access options are.