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Linguistics: Books

Library catalogs and text collections

You will find books owned by the UGA Libraries through Multi-Search. However, when searching for books only, you may find it easier to use the library catalog, GIL-Find. For going beyond books that UGA owns, try WorldCat. For searching the full text of books, try Google Books or HathiTrust:

GIL-Find: Locate books, ebooks, and videos. Searches the bibliographic description of items (author, title, subjects, sometimes table of contents), but not the full text. Borrow books from other libraries in the University System of Georgia if UGA does not own the book or our copy is checked out.

WorldCat: A very large shared catalog of books owned by libraries worldwide, although mostly in North America, Great Britain, and Western Europe. Most books not owned by UGA or other USG libraies can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Books and HathiTrust digitized the full text of print collections in a number of major university libraries. Some of the books are out of copyright and may be read in their entirety. Others are still in copyright but can be searched by keyword, showing a snippet of the text. If you need a book that is still in copyright, click on 'Find in a library' or search GIL-Find to see if we own it.


Your Librarian

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Sheila Devaney
Research & Instruction Department
Main Library
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