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Search for Books

The Catalog allows you to search for titles of books, journals, videos and more available at Clayton State and other University System of Georgia (USG) libraries.

Catalog - search to find titles of books owned by Clayton State and other USG libraries

Books at Clayton State - guide to learn how to search for a book plus finding its location in the library

Books at USG Libraries - guide to learn how to search for books to borrow using GIL Express

eBooks at Clayton State - guide for getting started with searching and downloading eBooks

WorldCat - search for books that are available from all types of libraries worldwide

Interlibrary Loan Book Request Form - request a book not available at Clayton State or from GIL Express

Search for Journals by Title

To search within journals, use the Search tab

GALILEO  |  Databases by Subject  |  Interlibrary Loan Article Request  |  Off-Campus Access Guide

Print Journal Search

Are you looking for a specific journal title? Search the Catalog to find which journals, magazines or periodicals in our print collection and which individual volumes we own.

If you need to search the contents of journals, use a database listed in A-Z Electronic Resources.

Trouble with Access to Electronic Resources

We use OpenAthens to authenticate to GALILEO databases, electronic journals, eBooks and other licensed electronic resources. You will be prompted to login using your SWAN username and password. You will only need to login once very eight hours when accessing multiple resources. However, if you clear your cache or change browsers you will need to go through the login process again.

Use the Electronic Resources at Clayton State guide for help with signing in to our electronic resources.

Search for Multimedia

C-SPAN Video Library - online streaming of C-SPAN networks broadcasts

Digital Library of Georgia - digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources

Digital Theatre Plus - the world's leading educational platform for English and the Performing Arts with more than 600 theatre productions and educational resources

Films on Demand - online streaming video titles in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health, and Science

History Reference Center - full-text history reference database that also includes historical documents, biographies of historical figures, photos, maps, and historical video

Image Collection (EBSCOhost) - images including photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events

Kanopy - online streaming of a wide range of national and international movies, documentaries and television programs

Periodic Table Live! (ChemEd Digital Library) - interactive Periodic Table that links to information about the elements, their reactions, their properties, their structures, and their histories - online streaming counseling and therapy videos

The Library of Congress - digitized American historical materials

All LibGuides

Use LibGuides to find suggested resources for your research topic or class assignment.

Featured LibGuides

Featured Resources - Monthly resource spotlights, book displays, and interactive content

About Your Library - a virtual tour of the Clayton State Library with an overview of collections, services, and policies

Library Research - selecting a topic, searching for sources and citing sources

Library Services - overview of library services

Books at the Clayton State Library - finding and using Books

eBooks at the Clayton State Library - finding and using eBooks

Newspapers at the Clayton State Library - finding a current or historical newspaper article

Health: Data and Statistics - finding health statistics and data at the global, national, state, and local level

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources - guide for off-campus users to access electronic resources and troubleshoot access problems

Open Educational Resources LibGuide - guide to finding and creating open educational resources

Need Assistance

Contact a librarian by email, phone, chat, text, or in person at the Information Desk (upper level) for assistance with your research. Need more in-depth assistance? Schedule an appointment with a librarian.

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Call a Librarian

Call the Reference Department:   (678) 466-4346

Chat with a Librarian

Chat with a Reference Librarian

Text a Librarian

Text a Reference Librarian: (678) 573-1067

Request an Appointment with a Librarian

Request an appointment with a Reference Librarian

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Request library Instruction

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions and immediate answers about the research process, go to LibAnswers

Our Services

A-Z Resource List - Links to GALILEO resources

Ask a Librarian - have a question about the library or need help with your research, ask us

Circulation Desk - the staff is available to help you check out the materials you need

Clayton State - Fayette - services for students taking classes at the Fayette County location

Community Borrowers LibGuide - a guide for library visitors who wish to use library computers and/or check out materials

Course Reserves - short loan items to borrow from the Information Desk for specific courses

Course Reserves Guidelines - faculty place materials on reserve for short term loan for any course

GIL Express - borrow books from public universities in Georgia

Institutional Repository - official repository for scholarly research

Interlibrary Loan - request a book or article not available at Clayton State

Liaison Program - each academic department has been assigned a liaison librarian

LibGuides - guides to help you with your research needs, resource suggestions, and overview of services

Library Instruction - schedule an instruction session to introduce your students to resources and services

Library Technology - computers, accessories, and other equipment are available for student and faculty check out

Request Materials - request a book or other item to be added to the library's collection

Room Reservations - 12 group rooms located on both floors available to reserve up to 2 weeks in advance

Rush Processing - request rush processing of received items not yet on the shelf

Thesis Binding - important information regarding thesis binding procedures

University Archives - official archival repository preserving the history of Clayton State

About Us

Dean's Welcome - welcome from the Dean of Libraries about the building, the collection, and the services offered by the library

Staff Directory - library faculty and staff contact information

Contact Us - mailing address, department contact information, and guest directions

Mission Statement - written statement of purpose

Collection and Resource Management - access hours, contact information, and services and resources documentation

Policies - general and departmental list of formal library policies

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