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Shakespeare Research Guide: Finding Books

GIL Catalog of Books

GIL-Find @

Use this box below to search the CCGA's Library GIL Catalog of Books

The catalog is used to find out if the library owns the book you want and where it is located on the shelf.

Selected Books that Provide Context

Here are some of the print and e-Books you can find in the catalog using the simple search strategies found on this page.  This is only a small selection so be sure to search the library catalog for additional books on your topic!

How to Use Gil Find

This video produced by Georgia Perimeter College. It offers advice and tips on using the GIL Catalog to do searches in the field of literature

Catalog Search Tips

Search the catalog using keywords, titles, authors or subject terms.

Research QuestionHow does Shakespeare's portrayal of Rosalind in As You Like It compare with Renaissance attitudes toward women?

Search One: (A basic keyword search will find background information)
Renaissance and women

Search Two: (Add alternate terms to find more information):
Renaissance and (women or gender)

Search Three: (Add additional terms to narrow your results):
Shakespeare and Renaissance and (women or gender)


See the boxes on this page with Selected Books on Context and Selected Books on Genre to see samples of the types of books you can find in the library catalog using these simple search strategies.

Selected Books on Genre

Here is a selection of books on genre that can be founding by searching simply for comedy or tragedy.  Many additional books on genre can be found in the library catalog using similar search strategies.