GALILEO Planet News
Posted February 27, 2017
2017 Edition of Statistical Abstract of the United States Available
The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States and is available to all GALILEO users. The online edition includes over 1400 individually indexed tables that are searchable, browsable, and downloadable into Excel.
Sample reference questions that can be answered with Statistical Abstract of the United States:
- In the future will more men or women live to be 100?
- What state awards the largest number of science and engineering degrees?
- What states generate and receive the most hazardous waste?
- Who goes to the vet more often - cat owners or dog owners?
- Is the homeless population increasing or decreasing?
Resources to help users and library staff
- Quick Start LibGuide with promotional materials, recorded webinars, and useful guides to using the database
- GALILEO webinars on Statistical Abstract of the U.S. scheduled for tomorrow, February 28.
Express Link for Statistical Abstract of the United States:
Posted February 24, 2017
Top 50 GALILEO Searches Last Month - 02/24/2017
Posted February 20, 2017
Tech Tip: Authenticate Using Geographic Location
If you need to log into GALILEO but don’t know your password, you may be able to sign in just by using your geographic location. If you see an “Automatically log in” link, as in the screen capture above, this feature is available to you. Once the link is clicked, it will automatically log you in as the public library system referenced in the link.
This feature is available when the Internet Service Provider the user is accessing has registered its IPs in Georgia. Your auto-authentication link may reference a different library system than where you’re a patron. If you normally log into GALILEO for your K-12 school or academic intuition, you will not have access resources specific to these user communities, but will have access to GPLS specific resources such as Mango Languages. Also, if you have created a My EBSCO Account while logged into your K-12 school or academic institution, those credentials will not work when logged in as your public library. You will need to create another account.
Learn more about this feature by reading our FAQ.
Posted February 9, 2017
GALILEO Newsletter, February 2017
The February newsletter includes information on authentication by geolocation, training and professional development information, and spotlights on NoveList and the 2017 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Executive Director Lucy Harrison gives an update on the strategic planning events and announces a partnership with the award-winning Knowledge Unlatched project. More
Posted January 30, 2017
GALILEO Resources for Black History Month
Start by entering a person or event associated with African American history in the Discover GALILEO search box. Examples include Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Zora Neale Hurtson, Civil Rights Movement, Selma Montgomery March, Harlem Renaissance, African American arts. You may even want to try “celebrate black history” for articles to help you come up with new ideas.
For a look at the history of African Americans in Georgia, the Digital Library of Georgia offers historical images (Vanishing Georgia in particular), newspapers, and more. You can browse by your county or by subject (such as Peoples and Cultures) to see collections. Several collections of note are “Integrated in All Respects”: Ed Friend’s Highlander Folk School Films and the Politics of Segregation; Community Art in Atlanta, 1977-1987: Jim Alexander’s Photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center from the Auburn Avenue Research Library; and The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s.
For the institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica offers authoritative information on famous African Americans and historical events. Don’t miss the spotlight on Black History because Britannica has pulled together a nice collection of biographies, documents, multimedia, a timeline, learning activities, and more.
NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus offer book recommendations for all ages. Search for African Americans to see books, lists, and articles related to this topic, or check out the Advanced Search where you can limit your search to books written by African American authors (Hint: Leave the search box blank and choose African-American in the Author’s Cultural Identity field to see a list of books by African American authors.). Check out the Teaching with Books section on the right of the main page in NoveList K-8 Plus to see award lists (including the Coretta Scott King Awards), BookTalks, Book Discussion Guides, Picture Book Extenders, and more.
For a closer look at these resources, see the archive of the GALILEO Black History Month Resources webinar.
Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.
Image of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Julian Wasser from Encyclopædia Britannica