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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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Posted May 9, 2016

Graduates, Take GALILEO with You

Congratulations to all 2016 graduates of Georgia’s schools and colleges!

You may be leaving your school behind, but you can still access GALILEO through your Georgia public library. Just contact your local public library for the GALILEO password or information on accessing your public library’s online resources.

Public libraries in Georgia offer a premier set of job and career resources. Chief among these is LearningExpress Library, which offers practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and more.

Job and Career Accelerator helps you create professional and effective resumes and cover letters, master interviewing techniques, improve your work skills, and prepare for occupation-related exams. It will also help you explore occupations and find your occupation match and generate ideas about possible career paths to take.

Some of the databases will be different, but you still have access to reliable, authoritative resources using the GALILEO Discover search featured on the GALILEO website.

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Posted May 4, 2016

LearningExpress Catalog Lists Practice Exams, Tutorials, and Other Content

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LearningExpress has provided a 96-page PDF that organizes and lists the content available in each LEL module. Sometimes it’s easier to look quickly at a print or electronic copy of the contents, especially when you’re at the reference desk and someone wants to know if you have any books on taking the ASVAB or other test. LearningExpress Library is purchased through GALILEO by public libraries and technical colleges.

LearningExpress Base Product Catalog

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Posted April 4, 2016

West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now now includes more titles

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The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to thirteen newspaper titles published in seven west Georgia cities (Butler, Carrollton, Dallas, Douglasville, Fayetteville, LaGrange, Newnan) from 1843 to 1942. This resource is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=wgnp 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 Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

http://wgnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu

The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to thirteen newspaper titles published in seven west Georgia cities (Butler, Carrollton, Dallas, Douglasville, Fayetteville, LaGrange, Newnan) from 1843 to 1942. Consisting of over 67,000 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 west Georgia newspaper titles: Fayetteville Advertiser (1845), Fayetteville Chronicle (1886), Fayetteville News (1888-1925), Herald and Advertiser (Newnan) (1887-1909), Newnan Herald (1865-1921), Newnan Herald & Advertiser (1909-1915), Newnan News (1906-1907) and Newnan Weekly News (1905-1906), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Butler Herald (1876-1942), Carroll Free Press (Carrollton) (1883-1922), Douglas County Sentinel (Douglasville) (1917-1922), LaGrange Herald (1843-1844), LaGrange Reporter (1857-1914), and Paulding/Dallas New Era (1883-1908).

The West 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. Digitization was also made possible through the generosity of the Taylor County Historical-Genealogical Society and the Flint Energies Foundation.

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 South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), 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 March 25, 2016

Tech Tip: Persistent Links to eBooks

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Did you know you can save persistent links to eBooks from EBSCO and ebrary for use in your Libguides or library website? Here is a quick video to show you how: http://screencast.com/t/SRcFDGIY

We have also developed guides to walk you through how to download and view eBooks offline from both EBSCO and ebrary on your mobile device.

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