Archive for the ‘GALILEO’ Category

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 ...

Question of the Week: Peer-reviewed Articles

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - phoebe

In a recent chat, I was asked to look over two articles that a student had found and let the student know if they were "peer-reviewed"; the student said "review articles" were specifically not allowed for the assignment. "Peer review" is a longstanding tradition in scholarly publishing.  Scholars do a research ...

Research tools workshop schedule for Spring

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 - Amy Watts

The UGA Libraries is sponsoring a series of workshops about library research tools and other resources. Learn how to use GALILEO and other research tools, such as RefWorks, in our Library 1101, Internship/Job Search Research, and RefWorks workshops.  Harness the mighty power of Google in any of our Google-oriented workshops, ...

Question of the Week: GALILEO Password

Monday, February 9th, 2009 - phoebe

What is it? The GALILEO password lets you access article databases from off campus.  Our article databases (Jstor, Academic Search Complete, and hundreds of others) available through the UGA libraries are in GALILEO at http://www.libs.uga.edu/research/.  We pay subscriptions to these databases, so access is limited to current UGA affiliates (students, faculty, ...