GALILEO Planet News
Posted August 24, 2015
Savannah State University now included in the Georgia Knowledge Repository (GKR)
Also, the Georgia Knowledge Repository records can be added to any institution’s Discover GALILEO search results to give academic users access to more scholarly research from our state. If your institution is interested in adding this to your discovery search, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form to put in a request.
Posted August 20, 2015
Enhancements to the ProQuest interface
Starting today, August 20th, 2015, you will see that ProQuest has made some enhancements to the ProQuest interface. The enhancements were driven by extensive user and librarian feedback, including direct engagement, testing, and in-depth analysis of usage patterns and behavior and include the following:
- Simplified layout
- Improve document viewing for a better reading experience
- Make search results easier to navigate
- Better landing experience for mobile users
More information from ProQuest can be found here.
Video Tutorials are also available from ProQuest for the new interface.
Posted August 13, 2015
EBSCO Adds Associated Press Videos
You may have noticed something new included in your search results recently. EBSCO has added video content from Associated Press to Discovery, Explora, and EBSCOhost for all institutions. Content includes approximately 60,000 videos from 1930 to present. Users can find videos about current and historical events; famous people including political leaders, celebrities and athletes; as well as videos related to art, music, literature, science and technology. When a search is executed, transcripts from all videos are also searched. If one or more videos contains your search term, a carousel of related videos will show as the third item in your results list.
Tip: From the carousel, click “View All” to see at what point in the video your search term is mentioned. Clicking on a time will then jump to that location in the video.
If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form.
Posted August 10, 2015
Smithsonian Institution Founded August 10, 1846
Celebrate by reading Smithsonian in GALILEO!
The Smithsonian Institution was founded on this date in 1846 when the United States Congress passed the legislation for an establishment dedicated to the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.” It is named for British scientist James Smithson, who willed his fortune to the United States to establish the institution, even though he had never visited America. Today, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, made up of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research centers. Its collections boast nearly 138 million items.
GALILEO users have access to Smithsonian, the monthly magazine of the Smithsonian Institution, from 1990 to the present. In GALILEO, users can
- Access the current and past issues
- Search within all issues for a specific topic
- Set up a journal alert to be notified when a new issue is available
To access Smithsonian:
- Go to the Magazines A-Z tab in GALILEO
- Search for smithsonian
- Choose the Smithsonian option in the magazine list in Find It @ GALILEO
- Choose EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete from the database list
- Click on an issue to the right to access the magazine
- To search across multiple issues for a particular product, click “Search within this publication” [Note: Type the word “and” along with your topic in the search box (e.g., “and animals”)]
- Click “Share” to set up an alert
Posted August 9, 2015
Happy Birthday, Deion Sanders!
On August 9, 1967, one of the most gifted athletes in Georgia sports history, Deion Sanders, was born in Fort Myers, Florida. If you grew up near Atlanta during the early 90s, you most likely have heard the nicknames “Primetime” and “Neon Deion.” Sanders earned these nicknames through his talent and flair. “Primetime” played for the Atlanta Braves from 1991-1994 and for the Atlanta Falcons from 1989-1993. Sanders is the only person to have played in both a Super Bowl and World Series. After leaving the Atlanta Braves, he went on to play with three other teams before retiring in 2001. He retired from football four years later in 2005. After retiring from football, he became an analyst for the NFL Network. Sanders was elected into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2011.
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