Tutorials

ENGL 1101 - Dwyer

  • Anywhere Access
    • Log in to Anywhere Access to use library resources while off-campus.
  • Live Chat
    • The Live Chat page shows ways to contact a Reference Librarian.  Contact methods include online chat, text message, email, phone, or visiting us in person during normal reference desk hours.
  • Schedule a research consultation with a librarian for in-depth help
    • With this online form, you may request an appointment with a reference librarian for assistance with your research. We request 48 hours' notice to allow time for scheduling.
Developing a Search Statement

Print Reference Materials

You will find print reference sources in both the main reference collection and the "reference alcove." Please ask the Reference Librarian on duty at the reference desk for assistance in finding materials.

An example of a print reference resource

gil results

Online Reference Sources

An example of an online reference resource (Gale Virtual Reference Library)

gale

Finding Databases to search for Scholarly Articles

  • Go to the Library homepage.
  • Click on the Articles tab, if it is not already selected.
  • Click the arrow for the drop-down menu located under Articles & Databases by Subject to reach subject pages for VSU majors.

Recommended Databases for finding articles about current issues

NOTE: You will need to login through Anywhere Access or know the GALILEO password if you are off campus.

Finding News Sources

Help with getting articles full-text or in print

Scholarly Articles & Peer Review

  • Is the article peer-reviewed? See our guide on Peer Review.
  • Use Ulrich's to determine if a journal is refereed (peer reviewed). Look for the referee's shirt!

Finding Books and Other Materials

  • GIL-Find@VSUsearches for books and other materials by keyword, title, author, subject, and other fields.
  • Classic GIL@VSU Catalogoffers advanced searching 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 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)
  • eBooksthe box on the left hand side of the page has links to eBooks by ebrary and Safari.
  • WorldCat Catalog—searches multiple library catalogs from around the world to locate records for books, websites and internet resources, manuscripts, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, and sound recordings. You can also narrow a WorldCat search to locate just those items available at Odum Library.

Other Skills/Resources

MLA Style and Citation Resources

Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism