The Factiva database is once again fully available on campus, off campus, and on wireless networks and the VPN. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
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. Hispanic history and culture.
AAS and Arte Público are available on campus, or off campus with the GALILEO password.
To learn more about the content and navigation features of these two databases, join us for a live, web-based demonstration with an EbscoHost trainer:
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Main Library Instruction Lab
No reservations necessary
You may also watch the demo from your own computer. Contact Kristin Nielsen for connection details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 manage your results, and special features of their new interface launched in July.
No registration is necessary. Please join us:
August 25, 2011, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Miller Learning Center room 369
For questions, contact Kristin Nielsen (email@example.com).
If you use government documents in your research, the Government Printing Office wants to hear from you. Please take their brief survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSLCRRB.
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 & Sciences, PBS, the BBC, major U.S. commercial networks, Cambridge Educational, The Film Board of Canada, Open University, the Clio Awards, and many more. Also included is a collection of 260 United Newsreels.
Films on Demand covers a wide range of topics and disciplines. Just a sampling includes:
- Sacred Sounds: Music of the World, Songs of the Soul
- Building Tomorrow’s Company: Leadership (Hewlett Packard)
- Biotechnology on the Farm and in the Factory: Agricultural and Industrial Applications
- Asylum: A History of the Mental Institution in America
- Battle of the Bag: Deconstructing a Consumer Culture Icon
- Borderless: The Lives of Undocumented Workers
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Understanding a Classic
- The Chemistry of Life: Milestones in Genetics
- Universal Newsreels: As World Watched — Spaceman Hailed after U.S. Triumph (Alan Shepard)
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 http://purl.access.gpo.gov… and are listed in associated GIL records as “Online Text.” While GPO is in the process of restoring their system, it may unfortunately be several weeks or longer before their work is complete. Please note that this does NOT mean that these documents are no longer available online, only that for the time being they cannot be accessed via the PURL on their GIL records.
A suggested work-around until PURL access is restored: most GIL records for online government documents include the title’s original URL at the time it was cataloged; assuming it hasn’t changed you can cut and paste the address in a new browser window. On a GIL record the URL will be listed under “System Details” in the Full Display view or in the 538 field in the Technical Display view. If you still can’t find the title online (which probably means the URL has changed), try a web search for the document’s title. Please contact Map & Federal Regional Depository Librarian Hallie Pritchett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further assistance.
Further details about the status of the GPO PURL server will be posted as they become available.
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 us.
We wish Virginia Benjamin, Faculty Liaison for Electronic Library Services and EndNote trainer extraordinaire, a fond farewell and congratulations upon her retirement. Virginia has been with the UGA Libraries in different capacities for forty years.
Thanks to Virginia’s efforts, the Libraries will continue to manage the site licenses and training for EndNote and RefWorks. If you would like help with these citation management programs, please see http://www.libs.uga.edu/liaison/endnote/training.html.
We’ll miss you, Virginia!
Hoping to keep that brain of yours active over the holiday break? Come to the University Libraries and check out one of the recently announced National Book Award nominees or winners. Our National Book Awards Featured Titles page provides links to reviews and to GIL for each book.