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Posted February 9, 2017

GALILEO Newsletter, February 2017

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The February newsletter includes information on authentication by geolocation, training and professional development information, and spotlights on NoveList and the 2017 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Executive Director Lucy Harrison gives an update on the strategic planning events and announces a partnership with the award-winning Knowledge Unlatched project. More

Posted January 30, 2017

GALILEO Resources for Black History Month

Black History Month will soon be here, and GALILEO includes many articles, images, and videos to help Georgia schools and libraries celebrate.

Start by entering a person or event associated with African American history in the Discover GALILEO search box. Examples include Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Zora Neale Hurtson, Civil Rights Movement, Selma Montgomery March, Harlem Renaissance, African American arts. You may even want to try “celebrate black history” for articles to help you come up with new ideas.

The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) offers a variety of primary sources on the Civil Rights Movement, including films clips, images, oral histories, and more.

For a look at the history of African Americans in Georgia, the Digital Library of Georgia offers historical images (Vanishing Georgia in particular), newspapers, and more. You can browse by your county or by subject (such as Peoples and Cultures) to see collections. Several collections of note are “Integrated in All Respects”: Ed Friend’s Highlander Folk School Films and the Politics of Segregation; Community Art in Atlanta, 1977-1987: Jim Alexander’s Photographs of the Neighborhood Arts Center from the Auburn Avenue Research Library; and The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s.

For the institutions that purchase it, Encyclopædia Britannica offers authoritative information on famous African Americans and historical events. Don’t miss the spotlight on Black History because Britannica has pulled together a nice collection of biographies, documents, multimedia, a timeline, learning activities, and more.

NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus offer book recommendations for all ages. Search for African Americans to see books, lists, and articles related to this topic, or check out the Advanced Search where you can limit your search to books written by African American authors (Hint: Leave the search box blank and choose African-American in the Author’s Cultural Identity field to see a list of books by African American authors.). Check out the Teaching with Books section on the right of the main page in NoveList K-8 Plus to see award lists (including the Coretta Scott King Awards), BookTalks, Book Discussion Guides, Picture Book Extenders, and more.

For a closer look at these resources, see the archive of the GALILEO Black History Month Resources webinar.

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

Image of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Julian Wasser from Encyclopædia Britannica

Posted January 19, 2017

How Does a Bill Become a Law in Georgia?

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With the Georgia General Assembly in session, you will see news stories about bills going through the Georgia House of Representatives or the Georgia State Senate. You may not be old enough to remember Schoolhouse Rock, but f you’ve ever wondered about the process of how a bill becomes a law in Georgia, here are few resources for you.

For more resources, see the Georgia Laws and Legislation section in GALILEO Scholar or GALILEO Library or the State Government section in GALILEO High School.

Posted January 13, 2017

Introducing the new GALILEO Toolbar

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We are happy to announce that the GALILEO Toolbar has been updated to use the LibX 2.0 platform and is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. For those not familiar with the GALILEO Toolbar, it allows you to access GALILEO content easily from your web browser.

Some features include:

To download the GALILEO Toolbar, use the following Express Link or click on the “Get Your GALILEO Toolbar” link on the main GALILEO page under the tutorials link.

For information about how to install, configure, or uninstall the GALILEO Toolbar, see our GALILEO Toolbar FAQs.

Posted January 12, 2017

GALILEO Newsletter, January 2017

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The January edition of GALILEO News includes information on the new GALILEO browser toolbar, journal alerts, upcoming changes in LexisNexis Academic and the Nexis ID, and a database spotlight on the Civil Rights Digital Library. You can also learn about upcoming webinars and read Lucy’s message on the state of all things GALILEO as we begin 2017. Read more.

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