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A guide to chemistry and biochemistry resources at Ingram Library and beyond.

GIL Search Hints - Books

If you don't have a title or author, start with a keyword search.
To search for textbooks, add textbooks to the search phrase: biochemistry textbooks.
Options to modify your search:
  • Find all words: AND. Searching atomic spectra is the same as searching atomic AND spectra and will return only records with both terms.
  • Find any word: OR. Searching bacteriology mycobacteriology is equivalent to searching bacteriology OR mycobacteriology and will return records with either term.
  • Search for a phrase: ADJACENT WORDS. Searching chemical equilibria is the same as searching "chemical equilibria" and will return only records with the words in that order.
If you're searching for words that differ only in their endings, truncate. Biochem? searches biochemistry, biochemical, etc. Search results display alphabetically by title. You can change this to sort by author or publication date.
If you find a book you want, click on the subject(s) in the record to search for related titles.
Also note the book's status. If the book is checked out, you can
1) Select Request to place hold on the item or to recall it;  or
2) Request the book from another USG institution by conducting your search in the University System of Georgia shared catalog and clicking "More USG Libraries/GIL Express Request" under the Get It tab.

GIL allows journal title searches only. If you need to find a journal article, consult the UWG databases.


Many of our e-books are searchable in GIL, the UWG Library catalog. You can narrow your search to ebooks by selecting "Available online" after searching the UWG catalog for your topic.

In NetLibrary and Ebrary you can search title, author, subject, or full-text content of the e-book collection.

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Resource Sharing

Interlibrary loan is reserved for
  • Books that not requestable through GIL Express
  • Journal articles
  • Audiovisual formats (DVDs, music CDs)
Use the WorldCat database to search for materials.

Interlibrary loan is available to all UWG students, faculty, and staff. If you are a new user, please create an ILLiad account.