- Getting Started (video overview) shows you how to search for books and articles
- Anywhere Access lets you access the library's databases from home
- Live Chat to get help from a librarian when and where you need it
- Schedule an Appointment if you need extensive, one-on-one assistance
- GIL-Find Odum Library Catalog searches for books in Odum Library
- GIL Express How-To Guide shows you how to borrow books from other Georgia universities (via the GIL Universal Catalog)
- Interlibrary Loan (ILL) will provide access to the hard-to-find books (or articles) you need
Locating Relevant Articles
- ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.
- Religion & Philosophy Collection includes more than 300 full-text journals covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy.
- Religion (ProQuest) covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions. In addition, there are many titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.
- Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals.
- Research Library (at ProQuest) provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects and includes full-text access for thousands of titles, including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
- JSTOR provides full text articles from the back issues of selected, core journals. The goal of the project is to build a "reliable and comprehensive archive of important scholarly journal literature."
- GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories.
Evaluating and Citing your Sources
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory is the authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on periodicals of all types. Search for the name of a journal to find out whether or not it's peer reviewed! (Hint: Look for the referee's shirt. Refereed = peer reviewed.)
- Evaluating Journal Articles
- Scholarly Journals vs. Trade Magazines vs. Popular Magazines
- S.P.I.D.E.R. Strategy for Evaluating Websites *Note: Anywhere Access login required.
- Wikilobbying video from The Colbert Report
- Research & Documentation Online 5th ed. is a great resource for helping you cite in the more common formats (MLA, APA, etc.)
GHW, February 28, 2013