Tutorials

DPA Orientation

Finding Books

Quick searching:

Advanced options for searching for books:

  • GIL-Find@VSUsearches for books and other materials by keyword, title, author, subject, and other fields.
  • GIL-Find Tutorial (guide)
  • GIL Universal Catalogexpands the Classic GIL@VSU catalog to search for and request books from all University System of Georgia libraries. GIL Express allows you to have those books delivered to any USG library within 3-6 days.
  • 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
    • 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. 
  • eBooks—the box on the left hand side of the page has links to eBooks by EBSCOhost, ebrary, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Finding Articles

Selecting a Database

  • Go to the library home page.
  • Click on the Articles tab, if it is not already selected.
  • Click the arrow for the drop menu located under Articles & Databases by Subject.

Library resources for Public Administration

Or

  • Go to the library home page.
  • Click on the General Databases tab.
  • Click the arrow for the drop menu located under Select Database.

 

Selecting a general database

 

Important Databases for DPA Students

(A non-exhaustive list)

 

Finding Dissertations & Theses

 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

 

Other Library Collections & Guides

 

 

Government Documents

Further Help & Assistance

The big blue

Howard S. Carrier, LL.M., M.S.L.S,
Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor,
Odum Library, Valdosta State University,
Valdosta, GA 31698.
Tel: 229-245-3744
Email: hscarrier@valdosta.edu