Darton State College Library | Research Online Print
Library Research Online OR NEW PDF Document
- Sources of Information:
- Books : GIL Library Catalog (https://gil.darton.edu (opens new window)) NOTE: for local Darton State College students you must come on campus to register to view Netlibrary eBooks but students who live at a distance and who take only distance learning classes (we will check) may contact Ask A Librarian to be registered to read Netlibrary eBooks -this procedure may take a few days-see last section for info.
- Articles: (newspapers, magazines, journals)- GALILEO databases (galileo.usg.edu) or just look in a print magazine.
- Online: Internet searches via Google (www.google.com) or Ixquick (www.ixquick.com (opens new window)) and sites such as www.cnn.com, walb.com/ or www.biography.com/
- GIL (BOOK) Searches: https://gil.darton.edu
(Example is for Literary Criticism paper)
- QUICK Search using
author's name and "criticism"
- KEYWORD Search on criticism of Angelou's book
- EXACT Search on the TITLE of the book:
RESULTS of Keyword criticism search:
CLICK on the highlighted/underlined title for citation information of Author, Title, Publication information for (citations) and Call #, Etcetera (for location and availability): Author: Megna-Wallace, Joanne, 1954- Title: Understanding I know why th e caged bird sings: a student casebook / Joanne Megna-Wallace. Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998. Location: Darton Library, 2nd Floor Regular Books (circ) Call Number: PS3551.N464 Z79 1998 Status: Not Checked Out
You may also choose to CLICK on the hyperlinked Subject listings to expand your search: Subject(s): Angelou, Maya. I know why the caged bird sings--Study guides.
Women entertainers--Biography--History and criticism.
- My Account:
- CLICK on “Access my GIL account” at https://gil.darton.edu (opens new window) OR go to “My Account” if already in GIL
- Get into the account by:
- Enter your Library Barcode (the number from your ID card or Library card). If you don’t know the ID number go to http://www.darton.edu/TSD/dcid.php
- Enter your PIN (For PIN info go to http://gilexpress.usg.edu/PIN_FAQ.html or Circulation Desk at (229-317-6766)
- Enter your Last Name
- CLICK on the Logon button
NOTE: if the system rejects your number or name, make certain you have typed it correctly. If it still doesn’t work, check with the Circulation Desk (229-317-6766) ***You can see what you have Checked Out and Renew Online (if allowed) at this point***
- Password Access to GALILEO and CQ Researcher:
- CLICK on (Request):
- Click on (OK) to get the GALILEO Password:
- For GALILEO:
- Copy/ write down the word in quotes (don’t include the quotes):
- CLICK on the GALILEO link:
- Paste or Type in the Password:
- For CQ Researcher go to http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher or for Short Stories for Students at http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/dartcoll enter the same (GALILEO) password as both username and password.
- GALILEO Searches: http://galileo.usg.edu
TO START SEARCH: CLICK on the tab: Databases A-Z. THEN Choose A
NOTE: You may choose to search by Subject, Journals, etcetera BUT for a quick search which requires less filtering we recommend the following search:
For General Searches you can search a wide variety of great sources using ProQuest, Lexis Nexis (bios, business, law etc), CQ Researcher (controversy-see www.darton.edu/~dclib/CQResearcher.php) or EbscoHost. For Literary Criticism Literary Reference Center, Literature Online Reference Edition and Short Stories for Students (use GALILEO password as username and login) are often good choices.
- CLICK on Choose Databases:
CLICK in the box NEXT TO the Database Do NOT click on the actual words. THEN CLICK on the OK button at the end.
CHOICES:Limit to Full Text and/or EXPAND to include synonyms and plurals
ACTUAL SEARCH: This search will be more focused than the search in GIL for books. To get information you will often use the broad subject term "and” the particular theme you are exploring. You can use an asterisk (*) to find all forms of a word. For example, comput* finds computer or computing.
Citation NO Full Text article:
Citation with either PDF article OR HTML Article NOT BOTH.
Citation with both HTML and PDF article:
INTERNET SEARCHES: (EXAMPLE) Ixquick at www.ixquick.com (opens new window):
Type your subject or (for biographical info) name and the word biography in the search box:
RESULTS: at least one good site on Malcolm X:
NOTE: Beware of regular internet sites, however, because they DO NOT ALWAYS have accurate information and may even be material from some elementary student's own paper. Authoritative sites will often be from the government (such as the CDC www.cdc.gov/ (opens new window)), respected news sites such as CNN or the New York Times, organizations like the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org (opens new window)) or educational sites from college and university professors with .edu at the end.
To get help with spelling using online dictionaries, to see how to cite the information you find (using MLA or other styles), and to find other information on research projects and writing papers you can see: CLICK on the Library Information link at the bottom of the GIL home page (https://gil.darton.edu (opens new window)).
Some links from the Library Homepage include: Library Hours, Library Catalog (GIL), GALILEO (opens new window) databases, Library Forms (for registering Library barcodes and requesting InterLibrary Loans, Library Policies, Library Faculty and Staff page, Library Online Orientation with this guide and other info.
Go to pines.public.lib.ga.us (opens new window) to search the book catalog for your local Georgia public library. Public Library cards are free of charge to Darton State College students with valid ID and are also available for free in most counties of residence. Good research sources include Congressional Researcher Ref. JK1 .C66 or www.darton.edu/~dclib/CQResearcher.php, News/Business magazines such as Time, Newsweek & Fortune, Newspapers such as the Atlanta Journal and the NY Times (available in the library and online), and Television news such as cnn.com (opens new window), abcnews.go.com/ (opens new window), and www.foxnews.com/ (opens new window)
Some Reference Books for Literary Criticism: LOOK in the author index at the back of the HIGHEST numbered volume. Some will have also have title indexes in paperbound yearbooks. Indexes give volume, page # and abbreviated title for criticism of an author’s work.
Novels for students Ref. PN3365 .N68 1997
Short stories for students Ref. PN3373 .S3845 1997
Poetry for students Ref. PN1101 .P577 1998
Short story criticism Ref. PN3373 .S386
Contemporary literary criticism Ref. Z1224 .C65
Twentieth-century literary criticism Ref. PN771 .G27
Nineteenth-century literature criticism Ref. PN761 .N5
Modern Black writers Ref. PN841 .M58
Magill's bibliography of literary criticism Ref. Z6511 .M25
To use NetLibrary Ebooks- go to GIL Library Catalog (https://gil.darton.edu (opens new window))
NOTE: for local Darton State College students you must come on campus to register to view Netlibrary eBooks but students who live at a distance and who take only distance learning classes (we will check) may email contact Ask A Librarian to be registered to read Netlibrary eBooks (this procedure may take a few days).
You can register after finding an ebook or you can do a GIL catalog search on the word Netlibrary:
The NetLibrary book has the words [computer file] or [electronic resource] in the title: Click on the highlighted words of the title
When you see the information about the book you can go to the NetLibrary link by CLICKING on the words An electronic book accessible through GALILEO, click here:
To register (on campus only-after registering you will only need to LOG IN with User Name/Password): CLICK on Create a Free Account:
Fill in the requested information then click on
Logging on to use NetLibrary (after registration-you can log on from any internet connection)
CLICK on View this eBook to view the book you’ve chosen OR CLICK “Log In”
THEN fill in the User Name/ Password at the screen and search for the book you want
Viewing: NetLibrary books are not like regular books. GOOD: Searching through NetLibrary books for particular words or phrases using the Find /Search tabs. BAD: Small screen with limited printing.
NOTE: Disconnecting (Logging Off) if you signed into GIL press the Logoff Your Account link when finished. Otherwise the next user may be able to access your account.