UGA Library Resources
GIL, the UGA Libraries’ Catalog <http://gil.uga.edu>: Lists books, journal
subscriptions, and media materials in the Main and Science libraries at UGA.
GIL, the Universal Catalog <http://giluc.usg.edu>: Shared catalog for the
University System of Georgia. Use this to request books from other libraries when we
don’t own the book or our copy is checked out.
GIL Search Tips
♦ To find critical or biographical materials about an author, choose ‘Exact Search’ and
do a ‘Subject Heading’ search for the author’s name.
♦ For other subjects, or to combine topics, use the ‘Keyword Search.’
Eliot and Waste Land
English poetry and modernism
American poetry and 20th century and politics
National characteristics and Britain and 20th century
Ireland and intellectual life and 20th century
Also try variations using the “any of these” option:
fifties 1950s 50s
All of the databases listed below are available through GALILEO
<http://www.galileo.usg.edu>. If you are searching from off campus, you will need the
current password which is available from your account in GIL.
MLA International Bibliography (1926-present): Major index to literary
criticism published in articles, book chapters, and dissertations.
If you are working on a recent poet, or not finding enough on your
topic, change the option from Specific Databases to Literature Databases.
For articles without a full-text link, click on the box to locate it
online or in the library
To locate book chapters, search GIL for the book title (found under Source on the
JSTOR: Collection of full-text scholarly journals from the journal’s first issue
through five years ago. Also try Project Muse for a smaller collection of more
recent scholarly journals.
LION (Literature Online): Supplements the MLA Bibliography by covering some
journals not in MLA. Once in LION, choose ‘Criticism & Reference.’
Periodicals Index Online (1770-1990): Index to tables of contents for older
American, British, and European scholarly journals in the arts, humanities,
sciences, and social sciences.
Searches only tables of contents, so keep the search very simple (i.e., book title
or author’s name)
Use the Keyword search box at the top of the screen
Be sure to limit by date if you want articles from a certain time period
New York Times Historical Full Text (1851-2003)
LexisNexis Academic (approximately 1980-today): Full text of newspapers
from the U.S. and Britain. Coverage dates vary depending on paper.
LION (Literature Online): Searchable database of literary works. Once in LION,
choose “Authors” to see if the database has poems by your author.
Periodicals Index Online and the newspapers are also good sources for book reviews.
Combined Retrospective Index to Book Reviews in Humanities
Journals, 1802-1974 (Main Ref Z1035 .A1 B640)
Book Review Digest, 1905-present (Main Ref Z1219 .B724)
Literature Resource Center: Includes the Dictionary of Literary Biography,
Contemporary Authors, and other encyclopedias with short biographies of writers.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Biographical dictionary of major
figures in British history and culture.
American National Biography: Biographical dictionary of major figures in U.S.
history and culture.
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