Author Archive

Multi-Search and Ebsco databases down

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 - Kristin Nielsen

Ebsco is currently experiencing technical problems. For UGA, this means that the Multi-Search and all EbscoHost databases are either not working or running very slowly. Ebsco is working to correct the outage as quickly as they can.

Looking for a quiet study spot?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - Kristin Nielsen

Come to the Think Tank, a newly-redesigned quiet study room on the 4th floor of the Science Library. The rest of the 4th floor (and the 3rd floor) of the Science Library are also designated quiet study areas. If you're in search of peace and quiet on North Campus, try the ...

Factiva full access restored

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 - Kristin Nielsen

The Factiva database is once again fully available on campus, off campus, and on wireless networks and the VPN. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Factiva limited access

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 - Kristin Nielsen

The Libraries are experiencing technical issues with off-campus and wireless access to the Factiva database. While we work on this problem, Factiva is currently available only when using on-campus wired computers. We hope to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Demo of two new historical databases, Sept 1

Friday, August 26th, 2011 - Kristin Nielsen

The UGA Libraries now have access to two historical periodical databases from EbscoHost: American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: digitized images from more than 6,500 American periodicals from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Arte Público Hispanic Historical Periodicals Collection: digital collection of historical periodicals pertaining to U.S. ...

Time Change: Web of Knowledge workshop 8/25

Monday, August 15th, 2011 - Kristin Nielsen

Please note that the time for the workshop has changed to 3:30 p.m. Don Sechler, a trainer from Web of Knowledge (a.k.a. Web of Science), will be at UGA on August 25 to offer a workshop especially for faculty and students. The workshop will cover efficient search techniques, ways to ...

Federal Documents Library User Survey

Saturday, December 4th, 2010 - Kristin Nielsen

If you use government documents in your research, the Government Printing Office wants to hear from you. Please take their brief survey at

Films on Demand now available

Monday, September 13th, 2010 - Kristin Nielsen

Looking for ways to enliven a class presentation or add content to your eLC course site? Films on Demand, the Libraries' new database from GALILEO, offers streaming video for over 7,000 educational films. Films are broken into segments for easy linking and viewing. Producers include Films for the Humanities & ...

Government documents links in GIL

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 - Kristin Nielsen

Last week the U.S. Government Printing Office's (GPO) PURL server failed, disrupting access to online U.S. government documents. "PURL" stands for persistent URL - these are the links that start with and are listed in associated GIL records as "Online Text." While GPO is in the process ...

GIL “My Account” Login Change

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 - Kristin Nielsen

In an ongoing effort to eliminate all non-essential uses of the Social Security Number, logging in to your GIL “My Account” using the SSN is no longer available. To login, use the complete barcode number on your UGACard or UGA ID. Most barcodes begin with 627541 810. Questions? Please ask ...