Archive for the ‘Scholarly News’ Category

GILFind Features: Enhanced Full Records

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 - phoebe

The new new GILFind catalog (in beta) has enhanced full records, including in many cases tables of contents, cover images, reviews from Amazon, links to a preview on Google books, and recommendations for similar books!  (The Classic GIL catalog, which will continue to be available, pioneered the availability of many ...

GILFind Features: Narrowing a Search

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 - phoebe

The new GILFind catalog (in beta) allows you to cast your search net wide as you start and then narrow your search by choosing 'facets' in the results interface.  (The Classic GIL catalog remains available for those who prefer it; see also the blog post introducing GILFind.) A keyword search for ...

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 ...

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 ...