Archive for the ‘Question of the Week’ Category

Question of the Week: How do I get Reserves?

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 - phoebe

Faculty may put book chapters or articles on electronic reserve.  Search the GIL catalog e-reserves by Instructor, Department, or Class number to find them.  You cannot access an electronic reserve item without a special password, which is set by the instructor and usually handed out in ...

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 ...

Library Lingo: Bindery

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - phoebe

What is the Bindery? Sometimes you will see "bindery" listed as a location in the online GIL catalog.  This most often occurs with print journals, and most often appears in the spring.  Why?  A print journal may arrive at the library quarterly, monthly, or even more often than that.  The individual ...

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?) - ...

Question of the Week: Scholarly E-Books

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 - phoebe

An old friend who is a faculty member at another school mused to me (on Facebook!): "Actually, it has occurred to me that there really ought to be a good central place to go for scanned scholarly books that are out from under copyright...the Zygouries and Palace of Minos volumes ...

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 ...

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, ...