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Searching a Database

Databases hold many types of resources. Most common use for academia is finding scholarly articles. 

Go to and from here you have 2 options to access the databases. You can search within our library catalog (the search bar on our main page) or you can click on the GALILEO link. 

Use your keywords to create a search. 




If you find an item that we do not currently have you can fill out an Interlibrary Loan request. We will ask libraries that do have the item to share it with us. 

Searching a Journal

A journal is the source that items are published under. Examples include Philosophy and Technology or Philosophical Studies. 

You can use our Journal Search to find academic journals, magazines, newspapers, or other periodical sources. 

  1. Go to the
  2. Above the search bar select the Journals tab
  3. Search your subject of study or a specific title

Searching a Catalog

A catalog is a comprehensive list of materials describing title, format, and accessibility. 

You can search for specific titles or subjects to see what is available. You can expand your search beyond Oglethorpe University by choosing the option of Libraries Worldwide as an expander (similar to a filter) to see what other materials are out there. If you find items that we do not immediately have you can fill out an Interlibrary Loan request. 

In our catalog you can search for:

  • Articles
  • Books and eBooks
  • DVDs
  • Tech - calculators, laptops, chromebooks, etc. 
  • Puzzles
  • Bicycles