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GIL Online Catalog Upgrade

The GIL online catalog will be undergoing a version upgrade beginning Friday August 4, 2000, 6:00 PM, and continuing through the weekend. The online catalog will be available to the public during this time; however, staff will have limited capabilities. Current plans call for the catalog to be back in normal operation by the end of Thursday, August 10th. For assistance finding library materials during this time, please contact the reference desk at 404-651-2185. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We now have access to Godey’s Lady’s Book and African American Newspapers: The 19th Century via the web from the Georgia State University campus. Godey’s Lady’s Book is a Pre-Civil War American journal of entertainment, fashion, social history, popular culture, and health, specifically for women. The African American Newspapers database contains a wealth of information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s, and is rich with first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts, business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion. Also included are large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience. 

Both databases are available from our Research Databases page or directly at:

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