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HUMN 1002: How to use GIL-Find

This subject guide has a number of resources that are specific to the HUMN 1002 class.

GIL-Find Quick Guide

GIL-Find: Browse search

The Browse search allows you to browse library material (local material only) in order to find information of relevance quickly. You can browse material by author, title, and subject. In the results, you can click an underlined entry to see its associated records. It is also possible to browse by call number, which returns a list of associated records in brief format. Clicking a title displays its full record.

GIL-Find: Course Reserves

Course Reserves are items placed on limited access checkout to ensure that students and faculty will have timely access to course-related materials and library resources.  They can be either electronic or physical items.  Physical items are available at the library Circulation Desk, and circulation periods for print reserves are determined by the course instructor. Information about what items an instructor has place on reserve is available through GIL, the Library's catalog under Course Reserves.  Additional information is available HERE.

What is GIL-Find?

GIL-Find allows users to search for materials in any of the Middle Georgia State University Libraries in a variety of formats, including books, eBooks, audio, and video.

Learn the Basics

Learn the basics of how to use Gil-Find to search the catalog of all Middle Georgia State University Libraries.  It is quick and convenient!

Library Home Page GIL-Find highlighted

Click "Find Books" from the Library's home page.

Type your search terms into the box that has "GIL-Find" and use either "Middle Georgia State University" or "University System of Georgia" as your starting point.  

Click "Search."

How do I sign in to GIL-Find?

This tutorial provides you with the steps needed to access your GIL-Find account.  Once signed in, you can get the current semester's GALILEO password, renew books online, request books from other MGA campuses and other University System of Georgia Libraries, and check any requests that you have made.

How do I request a book from another MGA Campus Library?

It is easy to request a book from another MGA campus library.  Follow the steps provided in this tutorial in order to request a book from another campus and have it delivered to the MGA campus library of your choice.

How do I request a book from another University System of Georgia Institution?

After searching the University System of Georgia in GIL-Find, you may locate a book that you would like to request and have it sent to one of MGA's campuses.  This tutorial provides you with the necessary steps to do this.  Having access to other libraries' books is a great benefit and extremely helpful in research.


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Kristen Bailey
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Subjects: History