Links to Locate the Information You Need
GIL-Find: This is the new tool to search the library catalog. The logic of it is more in tune with modern notions of search engines. It is an easier to use way of looking at the holdings of the library.
GIL: This is the older tool for searching the library catalog. It is being superceded by GIL-Find, but we are leaving it around for those who like their old friend and can get what they need from it.
GIL Universal: This tool is the gateway to all the books and media in the entire Georgia university system. It is based on the same search tool as GIL and will be familiar for users. The results show a list of titles that meet the query terms. When you click on the title, you get a list of institutions that hold the title.
WorldCat: WorldCat is a service of OCLC. WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.
Library of Congress Catalog: The Library of Congress Online Catalog contains approximately 14 million records representing books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials. The Catalog also displays searching aids for users, such as cross-references and scope notes. The catalog records reside in a single integrated database; they are not separated according to type of material, language of material, date of cataloging, or processing/circulation status.
GALILEO Subject Search: This page takes you to a list of databses organized by the subject matter they cover. Clicking on one of the broad subject areas brings up a list of narrower scoped subjects. This is a good way to see what may be available in your area of interest.
GALILEO Publication Type: This page takes you to a list of the types of journals you will find in the various databases. Clicking on the links takes you to a page with the list of documents of that type in the center and the list of types on the left.
GALILEO Databases: This link takes you to a page that has a search box in the center to query for the database you are looking for. This is especially useful if you are tracking a citation to a specific database for a reference. The other important thing on this page is on the left side there is an "Express Links" link that will take you to a list of specific databases that someone has identified as useful.
GALILEO Journal List: This is the page to go to if you want find a specific journal. The results of this query is a list of databases that index your journal of interest and what years are covered in their index. The other important part of this page is on the left you can click the "Find Cited Article" link and get all the databases that contain the article in the journal in question. This is the most direct method of finding a particular citation.
Journals By A-Z: This link takes you to a page that allows you to put part or all of the title you are interested in in the search box and get a list of the databases that contain the titles that match. There are a list of tabs across the top of the body of the page giving different means of accessing the information.
Special Collections Finding Aids: This link takes you to a large table of the primary source collections available to researchers in the Special Collections Library. There are a large number of collection descriptions available in a large table format. At this time the data in the finding aids is not easily searched. Finding what you are interested in on this page consists of clicking on each item and reading the description to determine if the collection meets your information needs.
Digital Document Collections: This is a list of the documents Reese Library has digitized and made available on the web. There are only a few of these at this time.
Internet Archives: This is a grant driven link to digitized documents dealing with Augusta State University's History. There are yearbooks from Augusta State and all its predecessor organizations. This project was made possible with grants from the ASU Foundation, the Sloan Foundation and Lyrasis. The Internet Archives site has historical documents from other institutions and private individuals as well.
Government Information: This is the gateway to the government repository information held by Reese Library. There are many tabs on this page that will take you to information search tools and explanation of terms. There is also a chat tool on the page to allow you to ask questions directly of the Government Information Librarian when she is at her computer.
Research Guides: This page takes you to a list of the research guides and other pages that Reese Library librarians have made to assist our users in finding research information. This is a good site to come back to frequently as more subject guides are created continuously.