Library & Research Basics
- GIL-FIND@VSU Library Catalog—finds books, videos, scores, and other items in Odum Library's catalog and easily narrows your results by format, author, language, etc. Use Advanced Search to search in fields such as exact titles, subject headings, locations such as Reference or 3rd Floor Shelves, etc. Also contains a tab for searching Course Reserves.
- GIL-Find Tutorial (video guide)
Advanced options for searching for books:
- Classic GIL@VSU Catalog—another interface that offers advanced searching and access to Course Reserves.
- GIL Universal Catalog—expands the Classic Gil@VSU catalog to search for and request books from all University System of Georgia libraries.
- GIL Universal Catalog / GIL Express (guide)—how to request books from other USG libraries.
- eBooks—the box on the left hand side of the page has links to eBooks by Netbook, ebrary, and Safari.
Reference Materials for Literature
You will find print reference sources for literature in both the main reference collection and the "reference alcove."
General online reference sources:
Online reference sources for literature (for example, author biographies) include:
Journal Article Databases
Library databases for articles about literary criticism:
Obtaining the Articles
- Some articles within MLA International Bibliography, Literary Reference Center, and Literature Online Reference Edition databases are available full-text. You can save, print, or email the article. If an article in not available full-text in the database, it might still be available through Odum Library either electronically or in print, as in this sample citation:
- Selecting the blue Find It button (above) would guide you through a tool that looks for the article online and in print. In this case, the article is available in print in Odum Library’s bound journals, on the 1st floor.
- If you have a citation, use the black "journals" tab at the Odum Library homepage to search for that title.
Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Interlibrary Loan allows you to request articles, books, and other materials from other libraries. You can use ILLiad, our online interlibrary loan system, to get articles in 2-5 days, or books in 2 weeks. You'll need to register (free and immediate) the first time you use ILLiad.
These sources, which are freely available online, may also be of use to you.
Digital Collections for Literature, including Images
Full text eBooks (often a good source for illustrations from books and book covers)
Tips for Preparing Poster Presentations
Citation Style Help