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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 8, 2014

Job and Career Resources for Graduates

Congratulations to all 2014 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.

Georgia Career Information System can help you explore occupations, identify occupations based on your skills, locate schools with your program of study, find job opportunities, create resumes and cover letters, prepare for job interviews and more. You will need to log in to GALILEO through PINES or with a public library password, and then you will need to get the GCIS username and password for your library to access the database.

Find these resources and more in the Browse by Subject > Careers section of GALILEO and see this handout for a list of resources.

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

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Posted April 4, 2014

LearningExpress Library 3.0 Update

LearningExpress Library, available through Georgia’s public libraries, continues to add new content in its new 3.0 platform. Among changes in 2014 is the new High School Equivalency Center, which replaced the GED Test Prep Center. New content that aligns to the new test changes is added as it is produced. Real estate is another area undergoing a lot of changes. Outdated content has been removed, and LE is replacing a number of the national salesperson and broker practice tests with updated versions reflecting the latest content and functionality specs.

LearningExpress Library Centers
* Job and Career Accelerator
* Adult Learning Center
* Career Center
* High School Equivalency Center
* College Prep Center
* College Center
* School Center
* Computer Skills

Replacement Tests and Tutorials Released or Upcoming
* Air Traffic Controller: Scan Practice
* Civil Service Exam Practice Tests
* Corrections Officer Practice Tests
* Court Officer Practice Tests
* Electrician’s Licensing Exams
* GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Tests
* Plumber’s Licensing Practice Exams
* Police Officer Practice
* Postal Worker Practice Test 1 (473E Battery)
* Postal Worker Practice Test 2 (473E Battery)
* Postal Worker Practice Test:Address Checking
* Postal Worker Practice Test:Coding and Memory
* RPAT Practice Exam
* State Trooper Practice Tests
* TOEFL iBT Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening Practices
* Veterinary Technician Exam,2e
* VTNE Practice Exam

LearningExpress Library is available in Georgia public libraries.

Remote Access for Public Library Users
1) Log in via your PINES account, or
2) Try this! or
3) Contact your public library.

LearningExpress Library Express LInk: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zxle

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Posted February 20, 2014

Research Starters Available in GALILEO Discovery Search

Research Starters is a new feature in Discovery search results that provides citable, authoritative summary articles for thousands of popular topics. Research Starters appear at the top of the results list and include an overview of the topic, links to related information, helpful images, and a bibliography. Content in this feature comes from a variety of reliable sources, both proprietary and encyclopedic, including Salem Press, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Magills, and more. Research Starters articles feature the same Discovery tools as other articles, including tools for citation, translation, Text-to-Speech, and the option to add the article to a personal folder. This enhancement is available to all GALILEO communities.

Users can launch a search from the Discover GALILEO search box on the GALILEO website. If there is a Research Starter for the topic, it will appear as the first article in the list of results (outlined in red in the image above). If you’re stumped for a search term to investigate this new feature, try one of these: mythology, cancer, John Steinbeck, pollution, global warming, mitosis, Nelson Mandela, common core, cuisine, Ukraine, brain disorders, girl scouts, Olympics, Korean War, witchcraft, tourism, evolution of the universe, bipolar disorders, net neutrality, exercise physiology, nuclear fusion, or baseball.

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Posted February 5, 2014

2014 Edition of Statistical Abstract of the United States Available

The 2014 edition of the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States has been loaded into the database and is available to all GALILEO libraries and media centers. Users can search the 2013 and the 2014 content together or the 2014 content on its own.

Sample reference questions that can be answered with Statistical Abstract of the United States:
* In the future will more men or women live to be 100?
* What state awards the largest number of science and engineering degrees?
* Where is medical information most vulnerable?
* Who goes to the vet more often – cat owners or dog owners?
* Is the homeless population increasing or decreasing?

To join a webinar on the Statistical Abstract of the United States that includes a look at content, browse and search tips, Facets and Excel options, and fun trivia, visit the GALILEO training page

Express Link for Statistical Abstract of the United States: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zusa

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