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Library Catalog

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Search Tips:

  • Title - leave off beginning "a" or "the"
  • Authors - last name, first name

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Hint: To find journal articles on a specific subject, select the Databases A-Z Guide tab.


Find print journals and e-journals

Find a Journal  

The results screen will show you the access available for the journal.

Search tips:

  • Use this search when you know the name of a journal.
  • Do NOT use the title of a journal article here.
  • To find journal articles on a subject, select the Databases A-Z Guide tab.

New to Journals?
A journal is a newspaper or magazine that covers a particular subject with articles written by professionals in the field. Journals are sometimes referred to as periodicals or serials.

A peer-reviewed journal contains research checked by experts prior to publication.

A-Z Guide

Find a database by name

Our Databases A-Z Guide is a comprehensive alphabetical listing of GSU Library's databases and other electronic resources. A description of the database's content is included for most. If you do not know the name of the database you want, please refer to our Research Guides for recommendations by subject.

Please note: On-campus, databases are accessible to all on the library's workstations and through the computer network. Off-campus access to databases requires a login with myGSU credentials and is available to current students, faculty and staff only.

New to Databases?

  • A database is a resource to help you locate information on a topic.
  • Databases may cover a focused subject area or a range of subjects.
  • Databases may contain either brief summaries called abstracts or the full text of journal articles.


Course Reserves

This collection contains items selected by the faculty for the use of students enrolled in their classes. Borrowing restrictions apply and loan periods vary from 2 hour, 3 days and 7 days. For additional information, contact Amy Holman at or 708.235.7528.

Digital Collections

Digital Collections serve as the Library's online exhibits and archives.

Materials Center

This book collection supports education students and contains reference materials, children's literature and K-12 textbooks. To learn more, contact Cari Didion.

OPUS - Scholarly Repository

OPUS (Open Portal to University Scholarship) is the scholarly repository of Governors State University. OPUS posts student work, faculty research, events materials and other digitized materials of significance to the University and region.

University Archives

This collection includes GSU historical documents, syllabi, student theses, photographs and rare books. Learn more from this Archives Guide or by contacting Erin Sheffner at or 708.235.7515.

Veterans Resource Collection

This collection of 70 nonfiction books and 30 documentary DVDs has an emphasis on post-deployment and matriculation back into civilian life. The collection was started in 2013 with a Back to Books grant from the Illinois State Library. For additional information, contact Josh Sopiarz.