Archive for the ‘Scholarly News’ Category

Have You Tried GILFind?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 - phoebe

This past semester, the UGA Libraries introduced the beta version of a new search interface for the GIL catalog.  Called GILFind, this interface provides a more inclusive search with keywords or phrases, and then allows you to narrow the search results by topic, call number area, format, author, language, location, ...

Question of the Week: Limiting a GIL Search

Monday, October 19th, 2009 - phoebe

A student asked if it was possible to browse our collection of DVDs; she was looking for documentaries on a subject, but didn't know of any specific titles, and a keyword search of GIL seemed to return only books. In fact, you can limit a search of the GIL catalog by ...

Library Lingo: Festschrift

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 - phoebe

Festschrift is one of those great German "portmanteau" (or "suitcase") words.  Fest means "celebration" and schrift is a "written thing,"  and a Festschrift is a publication celebrating something - most often a distinguished senior academic's birthday (65th, 70th, or older!) or retirement.  Often a Festschrift is an edited book that ...

RefWorks workshop 9/28

Saturday, September 26th, 2009 - Amy Watts

Cite Fast, Cite Right with RefWorks Monday, September 28 7:00 Miller Learning Center 369 Learn how to manage your works cited page with software that allows you to store references, insert them in your paper, and generate a bibliography in the style of your choice. All online and all free for the UGA ...

RefWorks Workshop 9/22

Monday, September 21st, 2009 - Amy Watts

Cite Fast, Cite Right with RefWorks Tuesday, September 22 4:00 p.m. Science Library, 1st floor Learn how to manage your works cited page with software that allows you to store references, insert them in your paper, and generate a bibliography in the style of your choice. All online and all free for the UGA ...

Question of the Week: RefWorks Group Code

Monday, September 14th, 2009 - phoebe

What's RefWorks? RefWorks is a web-based tool for managing your bibliography - easy to use and accessible from any computer.  Keep track of all your citations in RefWorks and format papers with ease using Write & Cite in Microsoft Word.  UGA has a campus wide subscription to RefWorks; sign in with ...

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 http://purl.access.gpo.gov... and are listed in associated GIL records as "Online Text." While GPO is in the process ...

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 ...

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 ...

Congratulations to Virginia Benjamin!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 - Kristin Nielsen

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 ...