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Posted February 24, 2017
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Posted February 20, 2017
Tech Tip: Authenticate Using Geographic Location
If you need to log into GALILEO but don’t know your password, you may be able to sign in just by using your geographic location. If you see an “Automatically log in” link, as in the screen capture above, this feature is available to you. Once the link is clicked, it will automatically log you in as the public library system referenced in the link.
This feature is available when the Internet Service Provider the user is accessing has registered its IPs in Georgia. Your auto-authentication link may reference a different library system than where you’re a patron. If you normally log into GALILEO for your K-12 school or academic intuition, you will not have access resources specific to these user communities, but will have access to GPLS specific resources such as Mango Languages. Also, if you have created a My EBSCO Account while logged into your K-12 school or academic institution, those credentials will not work when logged in as your public library. You will need to create another account.
Learn more about this feature by reading our FAQ.
Posted January 30, 2017
GALILEO Resources for Black History Month
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.
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 13, 2017
Introducing the new GALILEO Toolbar
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:
- Search for articles across resources using Discover GALILEO
- Link directly to key GALILEO resources, such as ProQuest databases, Mango Languages, SIRS and Encyclopedia Britannica
- Find full-text magazines or journals
- Auto-links ISSN and ISBNs on web pages to easily see if access is available through GALILEO
- Highlight any text on a webpage, including search terms, titles, author names, and standard numbers, and use the right-click menu to search for it
- Updates automatically
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 September 23, 2016
Happy Birthday, Ray Charles!
Ray Charles was born on this day in 1930 in Albany, Georgia. Charles pioneered the style that came to be known as “soul,” a blend of gospel music, blues, and jazz. He performed for over four decades; however, he may be best known for the song “Georgia on My Mind,” which became the number-one hit of 1960. The song was originally written by Hoagy Carmichael on the same year of Charles’ birth.
Ray Charles was also the first performer inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1979.