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Posted March 22, 2017

GALILEO Newsletter, March 2017

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The March newsletter includes information on research starters in Discover GALILEO, training, the Digital Library of Georgia, and a slate of web events from Affordable Learning Georgia to celebrate Open Education Week 2017. Being the information lovers you are, you will also enjoy the top searches and top ebooks lists. Finally, executive director Lucy Harrison catches you up on resource renewals, strategic planning, and the GALILEO user group meeting on June 16. GALILEO News, March 2017

Posted March 20, 2017

National Poetry Month Coming in April

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April is National Poetry Month, and if you’re looking for resources to create a display, host an event, or find some other way to explore poetry or share poetry with others, GALILEO has a few resources that can help.

From the ancients to recent Pulitzer Prize winners, patrons can find poetry criticism, poet biographies, full-text poems, and more in Literary Reference Center.

For institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica includes a great article about poetry with links to famous poets. If you’re interested in poetry in other languages, take a look at the foreign language encyclopedias in Global Reference Center.

Find plenty of interesting Georgia poets in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Click Topics > Arts & Literature > Literature > Poetry to see Georgia poets and journals.

If you work with children and teens, you can find activities and lesson plans in ERIC. Search for “poetry and activity” and limit by grade level in Advanced Search. Check both ERIC@eric.ed.gov and ERIC@EBSCOhost – each may have different items in full text. Professional Development Collection also includes research articles and practical guidance for the teaching of poetry. Just search for poetry study, poetry slams, or a favorite poetry-related term or type of poetry, such as haiku.

Students of all ages (yes, even the grown-ups!) can write a poem about their own hometown and create a digital story to share their personal narratives in the activities outlined by the Where I’m From in GALILEO lesson plan. See the GALILEO site for the lesson plan, poem template, GPS alignments, guides to resources and tools, and an example video and poster.

Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.

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Posted March 14, 2017

Happy Pi Day from GALILEO!

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Posted March 2, 2017

March is Women’s History Month

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In honor of Women’s History Month, here are a few resources in GALILEO to help you find the stories of women throughout history.

Start by looking for a woman in the Discover GALILEO search box. Try finding Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, Coretta Scott King, Sonia Sotomayor, Jane Goodall, and others. For some major events in women’s history, look for women’s rights, women suffrage, women work*, feminism, or other topics of interest. Tip: If you are getting a lot of book reviews in the results, use Limit by Type to remove Reviews (click Show More to see all types, click Name, then uncheck Reviews).

For institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica offers a spotlight on women, Women’s History at a Glance. For speeches, letters, and other primary source documents, search for women in Annals of American History to see a letter from Horace Greeley on women’s rights or a declaration of rights for women from Susan B. Anthony.

NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus offer book recommendations for all ages. Search terms may include “women scientists,”women’s power,”women in history,” and really, “women” and anything.

Interested in important women in Georgia? Take a look at the results list in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. You can read about interesting women like Mary Musgrove, Hazel Raines, Rosalyn Carter, Alice Walker, and many more fascinating women. The Digital Library of Georgia offers many historical images and documents related to women, and it also includes two collections focused on women’s history, For Our Mutual Benefit: The Athens Woman’s Club and Social Reform, 1899-1920 and Georgia Women’s Movement Oral History Project Collection.

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Posted February 27, 2017

2017 Edition of Statistical Abstract of the United States Available

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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:
http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zusa

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