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Materials at the Reserve Desk
Books Delivered to a Library Near You
- You can borrow books from other universities in the University System of Georgia through a service called GIL Express. When you place the request, you can request pickup at the library closest to you. For those of you in Macon, that would be Macon State College. If you're in Kennesaw, that would be Kennesaw State University.
- Start by finding a book you'd like in the GIL Universal Catalog. This catalog searches the library holdings of all public universities in Georgia. In addition to the search feature on the start page, try the keyword and exact searches to see what meets your needs.
- When you see a book that will be helpful to you, click on "GIL Express Request" at the top of the page.
- For example, do an exact search for title:
American sign language : shattering the myth. You can see from the information given about this book that six libraries in Georgia own it, but VSU is not one of them. If you would like to read it, click on GIL Express Request.
- First time instructions:
- Select Valdosta State University as your Home Institution
- Enter your VSU student ID number. This begins with 870 and is 9 digits long.
- Leave the PIN number field empty.
- Enter your last name.
- Click on "Get my PIN" below the login button.
- Your GIL PIN will be sent to your @Valdosta.edu email address.
- Once you have your PIN:
- Select VSU as your Home Institution
- Enter your VSU ID number
- Enter your PIN
- Enter your last name
- Click on Logon to My Account
- The next screen will say "Borrow item through GIL Express". Click on OK.
- Enter your VSU ID number in the "Enter Your Patron Barcode/Library ID from Home Library" field.
- Select a pickup library. If you live in Lowndes County and come to VSU regularly, leaving VSU as your pickup library is probably best. If you live in Macon you might prefer picking the book up at Macon State College, or if you're in Kennesaw at Kennesaw State University.
- Click on submit request.
- You will receive an email when your item is available for pickup.
- The login process is illustrated for you here.
- You'll find general information about the GIL Express service here.
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Library Website Help
- Getting Started (video)
- This video presents an introduction to the Odum Library webpage.
- Anywhere Access
- Log in to Anywhere Access to use library resources while off-campus.
- Live Chat
- The Live Chat page brings together every possible way to contact a Reference Librarian. Contact methods include online chat, text message, email, phone, or visiting us in person during normal reference desk hours.
Search Techniques and Strategy
- GIL-Find Tutorial (video)
- GIL Universal Catalog / GIL Express (guide)
- The GIL Universal Catalog allows you to search for library books across the University System of Georgia. GIL Express allows you to have those books delivered to any USG library within 2-5 days.
- WorldCat is a catalog for library holdings throughout the world. You can search for a particular book here and find detailed information about it, which you can then use for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) forms. While using this FirstSearch version of WorldCat, you can click on the "Find It" button within a record and then send WorldCat information to our ILL system automatically.
- Generally speaking, you should try a variety of keywords until you find what you need. Some terms to try include (but are not limited to): deafness, deaf children, auditory disorders, multiple disabilities, sign language interpreting, American Sign Language.
- Some books you might want to consult include:
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.
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Journal Article Databases
Search these databases for scholarly articles about your topic.
The Journal of Interpretation Research:
- The Journal of Interpretation Research is a peer-reviewed publication
that seeks to provide original empirical research dealing with interpretation and to provide a forum for scholarly discourse about issues facing the profession of interpretation. We have full-text electronic access to this publication from February 2007 to the present.
- You can find these articles by:
- Accessing Communication & Mass Media Complete (at EBSCOhost)
- Select Advanced Search
- Enter "Journal of Interpretation Research" in Publication Name (select this from the menu to the right of the search box)
- Click search to browse a list of all articles available for this title. You may also enter additional search terms to search for specific topics in this journal.
Dissertations and Theses
Be sure to check out our subject guides on the Library Homepage, which have recommendations for more specialized databases. Click on "select subject" below "Articles by Subject" to get a list of subjects, and select the subject that best fits your topic.
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Citations and Additional Help
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