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Posted June 13, 2014

EBSCO Content Changes

EBSCO is discontinuing three databases that were part of the GALILEO EBSCO package due to low usage and coverage in other databases.

Insurance Periodicals Index has already been discontinued and has been removed from GALILEO menus. Please check Business Source Complete for comparable content. If you have links to this resource on your library site, they no longer work.

The following databases will be discontinued on June 30:
* Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts – See Computer Source, Information Science and Technology Abstracts, and/or Academic Search Complete for comparable content.
* World History Collection – This was a subset of Academic Search Complete; check Academic Search Complete for titles from this collection.

Please note that links to these resources will no longer work after June 30.

To replace the discontinued content, EBSCO will substitute unique topical content.
* Child Development and Adolescent Studies
* Peace Research Abstracts
* Race Relations Abstracts

GALILEO staff is working with EBSCO to make these available and will announce when this content is accessible in GALILEO.

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.

Posted June 12, 2014

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive, which includes online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880, is now available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=savn or through the GALILEO website.

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 Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

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

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).

The Savannah 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 South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), 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 GALILEO’s Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@usg.edu.

Posted June 5, 2014

Georgia Peach Award Nominees in NoveList

The Georgia Peach Award for Teen Readers nominees have been announced, and GALILEO users can find out more about the books and authors in NoveList. The list of nominees will be publicized across the state in public library summer reading programs and will be used for the high school competition in the Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl. Reading about the titles in NoveList will help you find author, title, and series read-alikes, as well as any other awards the books have won.

2014-2015 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers nominees:
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey

All Our Yesterdays, by Cristin Terrill

Criminal, by Terra Elan McVoy

Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell

In the Shadow of Blackbirds, by Cat Winters

Just One Day, by Gayle Forman

Living With Jackie Chan, by Jo Knowles

March: Book One, by John Lewis et al.

Me, Him, Them, & It, by Caela Carter

My Friend Dahmer, by Derf Backderf

Of Beast and Beauty, by Stacey Jay

Openly Straight, by Bill Konigsberg

Orleans, by Sherri L. Smith

Out of Nowhere, by Maria Padian

The Shadow Society, by Marie Rutkoski

Torn, by David Massey

Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson

Winger, by Andrew Smith http://proxygsu-k12d.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=

The Tragedy Paper, by Elizabeth LaBan

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, by Meg Medina

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Posted May 28, 2014

Vienna Progress added to South Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive

The addition of the Vienna Progress to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive brings the total number of newspapers in this resource to seventeen newspaper titles in ten south Georgia cities from 1845 to 1922. This resources is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=sgan or through the GALILEO website.

This archive is one of several 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 South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to seventeen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 152,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

The archive includes the Vienna Progress (1893-1904), in addition to the titles previously available 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), 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 as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project 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 the generosity of Randy Sullivan.

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 Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), 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).

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

Posted May 16, 2014

NoveList Enhancements and Summer Reading

Run a search on summer reading in Discover GALILEO, and you will find articles that support the importance of bridging the summer reading gap to keep students engaged and even to boost comprehension. NoveList and NoveList K-8 are the perfect resources for finding books based on Lexile and grade levels, reading interests, and reliable reviews.

NoveList and NoveList K-8 users will find a few changes to the interface, including an updated design, as well as all-new autocomplete search functionality. The “Readers Advisory Toolbox” appears front and center with tools for learning about genres, finding read-alikes, spotlight articles, and more. Contributors to the articles and reading lists include librarians and other book experts who help users keep up with new titles and rediscover older titles.

The current spotlight is on award winners, a reminder that NoveList is the go-to place for a comprehensive list of international, national, and regional awards for adults, teens, and children. Awards lists are useful in finding ideas for collection development, book displays, summer reading lists, and book discussions.

NoveList offers several newsletters to help educators, librarians, parents, and all readers keep up with the database features and reading recommendations. Subscribe to a newsletter or check out previous issues.

Featured NoveList videos:

Finding Books Using Appeal Looking for a book that’s bleak and haunting with a lush, lyrical prose style? Using appeal terms in NoveList makes it easy to find just what you’re looking for.

Five Ways Power Users Search Novelist One way includes searching by plot. Just enter a plot description into the search box to discover a long-lost favorite or a match for an interesting topic.

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