Choosing a GALILEO Database

To find articles on a subject in journals, magazines, or newspapers, you need to use a database in GALILEO@UGA.

Which database(s) should I use?

It depends on your topic and also on the type and amount of information you need.

Multi-Search:

  • Use to search a large number of article databases at one time plus the online catalog for books
  • Results may be limited to only full-text online
  • Access directly from the library homepage
  • Since Multi-Search includes a large number of resources, use the left-hand options to narrow down your results to a manageable number by choosing limiters such as scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, or books; full-text online; articles from certain periodicals, etc.

Subject-specific databases:

  • Use to find many more articles on your topic than you would find in a multidisciplinary database
  • Articles may or may not be available in full text online
  • Access via the 'Databases by Subject' drop-down menu on the GALILEO@UGA homepage or the 'Articles' tab on the Libraries homepage
  • Choose a subject to see the database list; click on the 'more' button to learn about a specific database
  • You may not find a database that is an exact match for your topic; look for a database that covers the major aspects of your research question