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Posted February 27, 2015

coming March 4 - update to HeritageQuest interface

Heritage Quest screenshot

On Wednesday, March 4th, HeritageQuest Online will be transitioning to a new interface, powered by Ancestry.

HeritageQuest will include:

See http://go.proquest.com/HQO_Update/ for additional information.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted February 25, 2015

North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, which includes six newspaper titles published in three north Georgia cities (Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1922, is now available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ngan or through the GALILEO website.

This archive joins other historical newspaper collections in the Digital Library of Georgia. See a full list here: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.

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The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive.

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ngnewspapers

The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in three north Georgia cities (Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1922. Consisting of over 33,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.

The archive includes the following north Georgia newspaper titles: Gainesville News (1902-1922), Georgia Cracker (Gainesville) (1894-1902), North Georgia Citizen (Dalton) (1868-1921), Rome Courier (1850-1855), Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (1860-1880), Rome Weekly Courier (1860-1878). The Digital Library of Georgia will add additional titles from the region over time.

The North Georgia 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.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted February 23, 2015

EBSCO Explora - coming this summer

Some of you may have seen announcements from EBSCO about the recent launch of Explora, the new interface that will be replacing Searchasaurus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center.

GALILEO staff will be working with EBSCO to determine our process for migrating to these new interfaces.

Because we know that major interface changes during the semester can be a challenge, we are tentatively planning for the new interface to go live in June of this year.

You can see sample screenshots of the elementary and middle/high interfaces at EBSCO’s Explora site.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted February 18, 2015

Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive enhanced; DjVu no longer required

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

GALILEO Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=atln

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 Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive:

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers

The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to fourteen newspaper titles published in Atlanta from 1847 to 1922 without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 67,000 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 record of Atlanta’s history from its origins as a railroad terminus, through the devastation of the Civil War, to its eventual growth into one of the nation’s largest cities.

The archive includes the following Atlanta newspaper titles: Atlanta Daily Examiner (1857), Atlanta Daily Herald (1873-1876), Atlanta Georgian (1906-1911), Atlanta Intelligencer (1851, 1854-1871), Atlantian (1911-1922), Daily/Georgia Weekly Opinion (1867-1868), Gate-City Guardian (1861), Georgia Literary and Temperance Crusader (1860-1861), New Era (1869-1872), Southern Confederacy (1861-1864), Southern Miscellany, and Upper Georgia Whig (1847), Southern World (1882-1885), Sunny South (1875-1907), Weekly Constitution (1869-1882).

The Atlanta 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.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), 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 http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted February 6, 2015

Britannica High School Sports New Interface


The new Britannica School High School home page brings forward some features to aid access to content, but it also provides an engaging browse experience. The search box is prominent at the top, so students who are looking for specific information can easily retrieve desired results. A drop-down list of popular searches and recommended articles appear as the search term is entered. The carousel just below the search box provides access to interesting content with nice graphics. Here are some of the browse features that make the site fun and interactive.

Features

The Britannica School collection of resources is subscribed by private and public K-12 schools in GALILEO.

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