GIL-Find improves the user experience in searching the CSU catalog. In some ways, it takes more advantage of the subject headings of the traditional catalog.
- Faceted search (by location, format, topic, language, etc.)
- Similar items
- Text information to a cell phone.
- Export items to citation managers (EndNote, RefWorks)
- Repeat search or find additional information in other systems (GIL Universal Catalog, WorldCat, other catalogs, booksellers, etc.)
- Persistent URLs
- SFX and Google Book Links
- RSS feeds of searches
- Login to add to favorites or to add tags and comments
Gil-Find Express uses the same features of the Gil-Find Catalog except that it provides access to the collections owned by the University System of Georgia (USG) Libraries. The USG has more than 13 million bibliographic records representing 13.9 million items.
eJournals A-Z offers users a "one-stop" search of the CSU Libraries' e-collection, with easy navigation to full-text content.
GALILEO stands for Georgia Library Learning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn't available through free search engines or Web directories. Participating institutions, like CSU, may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.
The Government Documents Department supports the CSU Libraries' goals by providing federal and state resources, instruction and other services for Columbus State University and the local community.
The Interlibrary Loan Department is committed to meeting the educational, research, and developmental needs of Columbus State University's faculty, staff, and students. This is done through collaborations with other academic, technical, and public institutions. Such efforts foster the idea of sharing knowledge and information freely and cooperatively.
Course Reserves are materials that have been set aside by the CSU Libraries' staff at the request of CSU faculty. Students may request course reserves at the Circulation Desk. Students are required to complete a call slip with the following information:
- Instructor's name and course number
- Call number of item
- Title of item
This information is available in GIL through a Course Reserves search.
My Library Account
In order to access your library account, you will need your CSU Student ID number or "909 number." The Barcode # requested at login is your CSU Student ID number plus "201" added as a prefix: i.e., Barcode #: 201909103976
Your Library Account provides access to check for library fines, to renew materials online, to review your library account activity, and to obtain the GALILEO password.