News for July 2012
Posted July 31, 2012
Create Your Resume with Job and Career Accelerator in GALILEO
Looking for a job but need a little help getting started on your resume? Job & Career Accelerator in GALILEO provides a resume builder that helps you easily create professional and effective resumes.
Build Your Resume
2) Create your personal login so that you can save your work (keep this username and passsword - you’ll need it to access your information later)
3) Go to Write my Resume
4) Choose a name and description for your resume and answer some general questions about your work experience
5) Choose a Job Family category that describes the job you want.
6) Click Continue to save your resume
7) The Resume Builder will then step you through the information you need to add (note that you can save parts as you go and can choose to finish later)
View Model Resumes
Job and Career Accelerator also includes model resumes to give you ideas for how to best present information on your resume. Once you have saved a resume and start editing sections of it (step 7 above), you will see a list of model resumes from the job family you chose on the right of the screen.
Upload and Update Your Resume
You also have an option to upload an existing resume if you want to update something you have already created.
1) Choose Write My Resume from the main screen
2) Go to the Upload My Resume link on the right side of the screen
You’ll be able to upload resumes in .docx, .doc, .rtf, and .pdf formats.
Access Saved Resumes
When you are ready to come back to what you have saved:
1) Log in to Job & Career Accelerator with your username and password
2) Choose the Tools to Get Hired tab
3) Go to the My Resumes link to see your saved resumes
For help with the Resume Builder, see the User Guide in the yellow bar above your resume.
All Georgia public libraries have access to Job and Career Accelerator through GALILEO. Please contact your local public library for assistance in accessing and using this resource.
Posted July 30, 2012
Find Your Ancestors in the 1940 Census
You can now search by name to find your ancestors in the 1940 census. Previously, the 1940 census was only browsable, but ProQuest staff have been working to index over 132 million names. They have now indexed most states, including Georgia.
To search the 1940 census, log in to Ancestry Library Edition at your Georgia public library, and go to the 1940 U.S. Census link at the bottom of the page under Census Collections to search by name.
Please contact your local Georgia public library for assistance with access and research.
Posted July 26, 2012
Find All Things English in NoveList
There is no end to the excitement in England - a royal wedding, Queen Elizabeth II’s celebration of 60 years as England’s reigning monarch, and now the 2012 Olympics.
If you’re caught up in the excitement and find yourself craving tea and crumpets along with a good book, NoveList can help you find books on all things English.
Log in to NoveList
Enter Engl* AND (monarchy OR royalty) in the search box
Click Search to see a list of books
You can use the Narrow Results by column on the left to narrow the list to something that interests you.
Tip from the July NoveList Notes newsletter
Posted July 25, 2012
Olympic Games: Past and Present
The London 2012 Olympic Games will be starting this week. If you’ve caught Olympic fever and want to know more about the games, GALILEO has that for you.
You’ll find many interesting magazine articles in MasterFILE Elite, including a look at the architecture built for the games as well as speculations over who will carry the torch and light the cauldron for the opening ceremonies.
For some history, MAS Ultra offers magazine articles covering highlights from several past Olympics, and, for those institutions that subscribe, Encyclopædia Britannica has an extensive article discussing the history of the game as well as past Olympics.
You can even look back and remember the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Take a look at the Atlanta 1996 article in Encyclopædia Britannica, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and GeorgiaInfo for the year that Olympic athletes came here to Georgia.
Posted July 24, 2012
All about London
The eyes of the world are on London right now with the coming Olympic Games. If you aren’t able to visit but want some of the London experience, GALILEO has some great information and history on London.
MAS Ultra includes articles and images on the history of London and the United Kingdom as well as biographies of famous Londoners. For institutions that subscribe to it, Encyclopædia Britannica offers an article on London with images, videos, and more. If you’re concerned about the rain interfering with the games, Britannica can tell you a little about rain as well.