UPDATE: Bed Bugs Not Found in Library

Zach S. Henderson Library has been inspected today by pest control experts who were unable to find any evidence of bed bugs in the building.

However, if you experience any symptoms  in the future that lead you to believe that you were bitten by bed bugs in the library, please notify library staff immediately and let them know the specific location where you were working.

Library Resource Updates

The library is excited to announce the following resource updates:


Science (aka, Science Magazine) – Now Available Online
As part of the Library’s ongoing effort to update our current print journal subscriptions to online access, Science is now available on and off-campus via the Library’s A-Z Database List and GIL-Find.

Science, also referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Science publishes original scientific research and research reviews as well as science-related news, opinions on science policy, and other matters of interest to scientists across all fields.


Critical Survey of Short Fiction – Now Available Online
Also, as part of the Library’s ongoing effort to increase online access to reference materials, Critical Survey of Short Fiction is now available on and off-campus via Discover, GIL-Find, and the library’s Reference Tools guide here, here, and here.

Critical Survey of Short Fiction profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works.


Films on Demand – Over 5,000 New Videos Now Available
Films on Demand includes over 5,000 new titles added since January 2017. Films on Demand is available via the library’s A-Z Database List, Discover, and GIL-Find. Furthermore, individual video titles are discoverable via Discover and GIL-Find.

Films on Demand consists of over 26,0000 video titles (over 260,000 segments) in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health, and Science. Videos may be linked or embedded in Folio.


Naxos Music Library – Over 9,000 New Audio Tracks Now Available
Naxos Music Library includes over 9,000 new audio tracks added since summer 2017. Naxos Music Library is available via the library’s A-Z Database List, and GIL-Find. Furthermore, individual albums are discoverable via Discover and GIL-Find.

Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos, Marco Polo and Da Capo catalogues of over 75,000 tracks, including Classical music, Historical recordings, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. While listening, users can read notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos’s extensive database. Naxos Music Library includes a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. To install this app on you mobile device, follow these instructions available on the Naxos website.


Over 37,500 Print ON DEMAND Books Now Available via GIL-Find and Discover
This fall, the library has added over 6,000 new print ON DEMAND books to Discover and GIL-Find, bringing the total number of available print ON DEMAND books to over 37,900. While searching Discover and GIL-Find, you will notice that some newer books appear with the messages ON DEMAND or “Available by Request.” If you would like to read one of these ON DEMAND books, you can request that the library purchase it for the collection and we will notify you when it is available. Most eBooks are available within two business days, while most print books are available within one or two weeks.

To request ON DEMAND books via GIL-Find, see these instructions.
To request ON DEMAND books via Discover @ Georgia Southern, see these instructions.


Over 76,000 ON DEMAND eBooks Now Available via GIL-Find and Discover
In addition to our print ON DEMAND titles, the library has added over 76,500 new eBooks in Discover, GIL-Find, and Ebook Central. These ON DEMAND eBooks appear like any other eBook in our collection. Simply click to read one of these eBooks, and the library will purchase it for you to read in real time.


For more about collection development at Zach S. Henderson Library, see our Collection Development guide. If you have any questions about these updates, contact Research Services at (912)478-5645 or


Event: International Journeys – Journey to Japan Wednesday, October 11th

Zach S. Henderson Library and the Department of Political Science and International Studies invite you to the second Lunch & Learn “International Journals at the Library” lecture, “Journey to Japan,” presented by Dr. Noriko Kolbe.  Please join us Wednesday, October 11th from 12:15 to 1:15PM in room 1300 on the first floor of the library.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch is not provided, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Scientific Stories, Frame by Frame: Using Sequential Art for Science Education

Scientific Stories, Frame by Frame: Using Sequential Art for Science Education

2:00 pm Thursday, October 26, 2017

Zach S. Henderson Library (2nd floor)


After years of disseminating his research findings by standard means (professional conferences, public outreach workshops, etc), Georgia Southern Geographer Dr. John Van Stan began to look for more efficient ways to connect his work to public interest. This link was found in sequential art.

Zach S. Henderson is pleased to host Dr. Van Stan as he highlights the collaborative effort between a Forest Scientist and a Graphic Illustrator. Details of the step by step process, difficulties, rewards, and lessons learned will be brought to life with beautiful graphics.

This program is for anyone with an interest in art, science, story-telling, comics, graphic novels, teaching with graphics, and collaboration across disciplines. Zach S. Henderson Library will provide light snacks and attendance verification to all participants, and also hold a drawing for copies of Van Stan’s printed Graphic Novel.




Google Scholar Library Links – Update Your Settings Today!

Google Scholar Library Links now works with the library’s new GIL-Find catalog! Google Scholar Library Links allows you to access the library’s resources while searching Google Scholar. These links appear to the right of the item in Google Scholar and say “View It @ Georgia Southern.” When you click on one of these links, you will be given options to access the resource through the library.

These links automatically appear any time you search Google Scholar on-campus. However, for these links to appear off-campus, you need to configure your personal Library Links settings in Google Scholar. If you previously configured Georgia Southern’s Library Links to be available off-campus, you will need to check and update your personal Library Links settings to restore this service.

To configure Library Links to work off-campus, follow these steps:

  1. In your browser, navigate to Google Scholar at and click Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Sign in to your MyGS account.
  3. Click Settings above the search box.
  4. Click Library Links in the left-hand menu.
  5. Search for “Georgia Southern University” and click the check box next to “Georgia Southern University – View It @ Georgia Southern.”
  6. Click Save.

Now when you search Google Scholar off-campus while logged into your account, Georgia Southern’s links will appear.

For more information, see this FAQ post. If you have any questions, please contact the Information Services Desk at (912)478-5645.


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