S.G.C.E. American Literature

This webpage provides you with links to library resources, to assist with your research.

Billy Budd manuscript

Guide for South Georgia College Students @ VSU Library (this guide tells you how to check out books, access library computers, and use Odum Library electronic resources and databases).

Finding Books

Quick searching:

  • GIL-FIND@VSU Library Catalog—find books, videos, scores, and other items in Odum Library's catalog and easily narrow your results by format, author, language, etc.
  • GIL-Find Tutorial (guide)
  • eBooks—the box on the left hand side of the page has links to eBooks by Netbook, ebrary, and Safari.


Reference Materials

You will find print reference sources for literature in both the main reference collection and the "reference alcove."

  • Gale Literary Index
    • Use the Gale Literary Index to search Gale literature reference books found in the Odum Library Reference Collection. Use the library's online catalog to locate these items. An excellent source for biographical and critical essays.

General online reference sources:

Online reference sources for literature (for example, author biographies) include:


Finding Articles

A reminder regarding "peer review" and using Ulrichs to confirm.

A reminder about accessing Odum Library materials from off-campus via "Anywhere Access."


Dissertations & Theses


Other Skills/Resources

MLA Style and Citation Resources

Avoiding Plagiarism

Full text E-books—These sources, which are freely available online, may also be of use to you.

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