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Posted August 22, 2014

Athens Historic Newspapers Archive enhanced; DjVu no longer required

The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers. Users are no longer required to download the DjVu plugin to view Athens newspaper pages in this archive.

GALILEO Express Link:

The full announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia is below.


The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Athens Historic Newspapers Archive:

The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to nine newspaper titles published in Athens from 1827 to 1928 without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 77,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site will provide users with a view into the history of Athens in its early years as the home to the first state-chartered university in the nation and its eventual growth into the largest city in northeast Georgia.

The archive includes the following Athens newspaper titles: Athens Herald (1913-1923), Athens Banner-Herald (1923-1928), Southern Whig/Southern Herald (1838-1850), Clarke County Courier (1903-1913), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Athenian (1827-1832), Southern Banner (1832-1882), Southern Watchman (1855-1882), Daily/Weekly Banner-Watchman (1882-1889), Daily/Weekly Athens Banner (1889-1922).

The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Digitization is also made possible through a grant provided by the Francis Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1819-1880), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at


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Posted August 21, 2014

PINES Kids’ Catalog link can be added to GALILEO Elementary

The PINES staff recently unveiled the new PINES Kids’ Catalog, a colorful, child-friendly interface for the children’s materials in PINES.

We can now add a link to the PINES Kids’ Catalog on the GALILEO Elementary user view for your library or school system.
Here is a preview:

If you would like to add the PINES Kids’ Catalog to GALILEO Elementary, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form to let us know.

Posted August 15, 2014

LION Reference Edition replaced by ProQuest Learning: Literature

For those institutions that subscribe to LION Reference Edition (TCSG, AMPALS, GPALS, and most USG institutions), ProQuest has informed us that LION Reference Edition has been replaced by ProQuest Learning: Literature.

Please note that there is a new Express Link for this resource:
ProQuest Learning: Literature

Links to LION Reference Edition will no longer work.
Please note that you will need to update any links you have on your library site or in your subject guides.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at

Posted August 12, 2014

LearningExpress Library Updates

New resources have been added to LearningExpress Library, and a new School Center with resources aligned to Common Core Standards is now available through Georgia Public Libraries. LearningExpress Library provides a collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources for elementary students through adult learners. Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles.

New Resources
- Practice tests and an introductory tutorial for the Spanish-language version of the 2014 GED test
- New e-book titles in almost every center
- Microsoft 2013 software tutorials
- Vocabulary and Spelling Skills tutorial
- New Flash Reviews for Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aid, Pharmacy Technician, and TOEFL iBT
- New practice tests for plumber’s license, correction officer, police officer, court officer, and civil service exams

LearningExpress Library is available in Georgia public libraries.

Remote Access for Public Library Users
1) Log in via your PINES account or
2) Try this! or
3) Contact your public library.

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Posted August 5, 2014

Express Links for new EBSCO resources

The following new resources from EBSCO are appearing on your GALILEO pages.

Here are the GALILEO Express Links for those:
Child Development and Adolescent Studies:
Peace Research Abstracts:
Race Relations Abstracts:
Violence and Abuse Abstracts:

We previously announced that the first three databases would be added. However, we recently learned that Violence and Abuse Abstracts would also be added for all institutions, so there are actually four new resources from EBSCO.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use GALILEO’s Contact Us feature or contact ITS Help Desk at

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