Archive for the ‘GALILEO’ Category

Followup on Census Data

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 - phoebe

My sharp colleagues in the Reference Department pointed out that I missed a key source of census data at the county level in my last post about finding census data - the GALILEO database Social Explorer, to which we recently subscribed. Using Social Explorer, I can easily generate reports for Clarke ...

Question of the Week: Ebony and Jet, 1972-1974

Monday, March 15th, 2010 - phoebe

A patron contacted us this week wondering if we had issues of the magazines Ebony and Jet, for the period 1972-1974, for browsing. We have digital access to Ebony and Jet from 1992 to the present through GALILEO databases.  (To find out where, enter the magazine title in the Electric Journal ...

New Guide: Genealogy at the UGA Libraries

Monday, March 1st, 2010 - phoebe

The University of Georgia Libraries have a wealth of information about family history and genealogy - maybe even yours!  We now have a new subject guide highlighting some of our print and online resources for finding obituaries, military records, newspapers, census and other vital records, for Georgia and other locations. The ...

New Lexis Nexis Search Interface

Friday, February 19th, 2010 - phoebe

If you've used the GALILEO database Lexis Nexis lately, you may have noticed the new default search interface, which debuted on Tuesday.  The "easy search" page lets you choose to search news, legal cases, company information, and do country or person searches - or combine multiple searches. (Click image to ...

Social Explorer: New Census Resource in GALILEO

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 - phoebe

Social Explorer is now available in GALILEO.  This is a great addition to the library's census resources! Covers U.S. Census of population data from 1790 to present. Easy creation of thematic maps and downloading a folder of them into a powerpoint file. Retrieve spreadsheet-compatible data tables using a similar interface to census.gov's American Factfinder ...

PIN access for GIL Express – 1/19/10

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - Viki Timian

Beginning Jan. 19th users will need their PIN to make GIL Express requests through the Universal Catalog (https://giluc.usg.edu/). If you have already gotten your PIN through GIL’s My Account page (https://gil.uga.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=pbLogon) you do not need another one.  You will use the same PIN for GIL Express that you use to access ...

Question of the Week: How do I get Dissertations?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 - phoebe

New graduate students have a high level of interest in finding and getting copies of dissertations - maybe so they can see what others are doing! Searching for Dissertations Electronic Theses and Dissertations (University of Georgia) - in GALILEO Search for dissertations and theses completed at UGA since 1999; some are available ...

Question of the Week: From Citation to Full-Text Article

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - phoebe

Wait, what's a citation? A citation is the information about a scholarly resource: author's name, title, source (journal or book or whatever), page numbers, year.  It's the information you include in the bibliography when you write a paper, and it's the information a GALILEO database will give you when you do ...

Question of the Week: NetLibrary E-books Off Campus

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 - phoebe

You are off-campus, searching in the GIL catalog, and find an e-book you want to look at.  But when you click through you can't get in! Getting to NetLibrary e-books from off campus takes a few steps. First, go to NetLibrary through GALILEO. You'll get asked for the GALILEO password (what's that?) - ...

Library Lingo: Database

Monday, March 9th, 2009 - phoebe

A database in library-speak isn't something in Microsoft Access - we use this term to refer to the online sites that collect journal articles and make them searchable by keyword.  Popular library databases include JStor, Academic Search Complete, and Medline.  These databases are often provided by private companies (brand names ...