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Posted June 12, 2014

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive, which includes online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880, is now available at or through the GALILEO website.

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 availability of a new online resource: The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at

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If you have any questions or need more information, please use GALILEO’s Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Help Desk at

Posted March 26, 2014

Cast Your Vote for the Follett Challenge

Congratulations to two schools vying to win the Follett Challenge, a contest to recognize innovation in K-12 schools. Is it any coincidence that both schools feature links to GALILEO on their websites? Help these school out by clicking on the links below to cast a vote. Voting closes April 4th.

Dedicated, Determined, and Digital
Heard County, Franklin, GA

Peeple’s Cultural Arts Week
Peeple’s Elementary School, Fayetteville, GA

Good luck to these schools!

Posted January 23, 2014

Discover GALILEO: Now More Teen Friendly!

The Discover GALILEO search box in the Teen interface has been customized to include results that are age-appropriate and of high interest to students in middle school grades. With the Discover GALILEO search, student researchers can be introduced to features such as a citation tool, a persistent folder, and a section of related images while finding articles geared to their learning and reading levels. The user views for higher education institutions (Scholar), public libraries or general users (Library), High School, and Elementary continue to feature a Discovery Search customized for their users.

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Posted November 13, 2013

GALILEO Libguides

GALILEO would like to invite you to check out our new Libguides site, setup especially to make it easier for GALILEO libraries that use Libguides to include GALILEO content. Libguides is a content management system built specifically for librarians and can easily be used to create content, embed multimedia, and share library resources. Libguides also provides a flexible and easy to use interface from which librarians can create customized pages or “guides” that contain correlated resources to a specific subject area or class. Once the guide has been created, librarians have full control and can update content with ease. All content can also be easily shared using integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, and RSS Feeds.

GALILEO’s Libguides page has taken all resources available through GALILEO, and sorted them into easy to navigate guides which are then separated into thirteen subject guides. This creates a streamlined portal that faculty and students can use to quickly find resources they can use for their research. We have also included an embedded Discover GALILEO search, so you can search GALILEO straight from Libguides. Another great feature of Libguides is the ability to easily copy guides from other library’s Libguides into your Libguides. If you already have Libguides, and would like to adopt the layout or any guides within GALILEO Libguides into your own, feel free to do so.

GALILEO’s Libguides can be found at:

If you have any questions please contact us using the GALILEO Contact Us form.

Posted October 22, 2013

Upcoming Enhancements to EBSCO

On, or after, October 29, 2013, EBSCO will be releasing several updates and enhancements to the overall look of the Search, Search Results, and Detailed Record pages within EBSCOhost. These updates provide a more visually appealing and intuitive interface and are a part of a continued efforts to improve the EBSCO search experience based on customer feedback and requests.

Search Box area
* The “Add a Row” has been replaced with +/-.
* The “Clear” button has been removed in favor of an “x” on the right side of the Find field when a single Find field is displayed.

Search Results
* Updated styling, including the font, allows for additional display space.
* Streamlined layout relocates the number of records returned by the search to directly above the Results List and page navigation to the bottom below the results.
* Selecting a Limiter, such as Full Text, will immediately update the Results List without the need to click an “Update” button.
* The “Preview” and “Folder” icons move to align together to the right side of the column, maintaining a consistent location. Publication type icons now appear below the title.
* Preview hover is now centered inside the screen.
* Expand/Collapse controls move to the outside corners (includes right column).

EBSCO Discovery Service
* Catalog and institutional repository links now appear in the Full Text link area.
* Publisher names will be displayed, in lieu of Source.

EBSCO eBooks
* Addition of access to relevant eBook pages from the Search Results list for titles in your collection.

EBSCO provides an example image of how these changes may appear.

These enhancements will occur with a scheduled software update on or after October 29, 2013. All EBSCOhost products and services will be available during the software update.

If you have any questions, need more information or wish to provide feedback to EBSCO, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form or contact the ITS Help Desk at or 1-888-875-3697.

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