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Posted August 9, 2016

Thousands of eBooks Added—All Interests, All Audiences

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GALILEO users just gained access to large collections of eBooks covering topics of interest for academic researchers, K-12 students, readers of public library leisure and general reference titles. Most are downloadable onto mobile devices.

To access a specific collection, click on the links listed below. If you are not on campus or in the library, you will be prompted to enter your GALILEO password. To find eBooks in your Discover search results, just check “eBooks” in the Limit by Type section to the left or your results.

EBSCO eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions):

ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions) (all ebrary collections are found at the following URL: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ebpr )

TumbleBooks Premium (for Public Libraries only): This collection contains over 1000 titles appropriate for grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. TumbleBook Library requires an Internet connection.

Useful handouts:

  • EBSCO eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • ebrary eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • eBooks in GALILEO (includes express links to collections
  • Posted July 20, 2016

    Enhanced Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive

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

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

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

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

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

    The Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to early issues of the Macon Telegraph ranging from its inception as a weekly newspaper in 1826, through the daily issues of the early twentieth century without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 51,000 newspaper pages, the website provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

    The archive includes the following titles: Daily Telegraph and Messenger (1873), Georgia Telegraph (1832-1835, 1844-1858), Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Georgia Journal & Messenger (1869-1880), Georgia Weekly Telegraph, Georgia Journal & Messenger (1880-1882), Macon Daily Telegraph (1860-1863, 1865-1869, 1908), Macon Georgia Telegraph (1836-1844), Macon Telegraph (1826-1832, 1894-1905), Macon Telegraph and Messenger (1873-1882), Macon Tri-Weekly Telegraph (1862-1863), Telegraph and Messenger (1871-1873), Twice-A-Week Telegraph (1907), Weekly Georgia Telegraph (1858-1869), Weekly Telegraph (1885-1895), Weekly Telegraph and Messenger (1884-1885).

    The Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia.

    Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the South Georgia Archive (1845-1923), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), 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 July 5, 2016

    TumbleBook Library Available Through Georgia Public Libraries

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    Public library users in Georgia will be happy today when they find TumbleBook Library in their database offerings. TumbleBook Library, provided by GALILEO and Georgia Public Library Service, is a collection of animated, talking picture books suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music, and narration to create an electronic picture book. These electronic books are a literacy resource that keeps children interested and involved in reading and are great for children learning to read. The interactive web site keeps children engaged and contributes to success in school while helping to instill a love of reading.

    In addition to electronic books, this resource also features games, read-along and non-fiction books (no animation), videos, and some books in French and Spanish. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension. TumbleBooks use Flash, but they are viewable on the iPad with the exception of some of the games.

    TumbleBooks provides marketing materials for libraries to promote TumbleBook Library, including logos, animated logos, bookmarks, and more. Just click on the “Tumble Admin” link in the footer of the homepage. In addition to those materials, use this Letter to Parents to give parents information on accessing TumbleBook Library from home. The handout is customizable in Word for libraries who want to add their logo or other information.

    TumbleBook Library can be added to library websites using an express link to give users direct access to these resources (rather than going through the GALILEO website). In the library, users will go straight to the resource; from home, they will first be prompted to enter their GALILEO password. TumbleBooks require an Internet connection and are streamed

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

    Posted June 8, 2016

    South Georgia Historic Newspapers expanded

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    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive has expanded now provides access to nineteen newspaper titles published in twelve south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cairo, Cuthbert, Perry, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1923. This resource is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=sgan or through the GALILEO website.

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

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    The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

    http://sgnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu

    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to nineteen newspaper titles published in twelve south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cairo, Cuthbert, Perry, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1923. Consisting of over 164,000 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 now includes the following south Georgia newspaper titles: Houston Home Journal (Perry) (1870-1923) and Grady County Progress (Cairo) (1910-1917), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912), Vienna News (1902-1918), Vienna Progress (1893-1904), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914).

    The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University 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 West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), 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 June 2, 2016

    How ERIC Selects New Sources

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    ERIC builds a strong education research collection by continuously seeking out new sources of rigorous content and adding them to the collection. But how does ERIC select publications for the online libary?

    A new video provides the answer to how ERIC selects new sources, including education-focused journals, grey literature reports, and conference papers. The video was developed to help answer one of the most frequently asked questions by ERIC users and to help publishers and organizations producing materials in the field of education understand what ERIC considers when evaluating potential new sources. Watch this video if you want to learn about the types of resources ERIC will and will not index, the source selection process, and how to recommend a new resource.

    Twice a year, in the spring and fall, ERIC reviews journals and producers of conference papers, reports, and books as potential candidates for inclusion in ERIC, using a revised selection policy as a guide when evaluating recommended content. The revised policy was released in January 2016 to clarify the types of materials ERIC is seeking for the collection. ERIC considers resources that are education research focused and include citations, orginal analyses of data, and well-formed arguments. ERIC also considers collection priorities, such as peer- reviewed and full-text materials. ERIC invites users to send recommendations for journals and known sources of conference papers or reports.

    In addition to a link to the ERIC website, GALILEO users will find ERIC at EBSCOhost in their database listings. How do you decide which to use? The answer is both. ERIC at EBSCOhost offers the advantage of linked journal content, so many of the journal articles not available at eric.ed.gov will be available because of publisher agreements at EBSCO. The eric.ed.gov website has been adding more journal content as they have been able to strike some publisher agreements.

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