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Posted January 15, 2015

How is Legislation Made in Georgia?

The Georgia General Assembly in session, meaning it’s time to turn to GALILEO for resources to illustrate the process of bills going through the Georgia House of Representatives or the Georgia State Senate to become law.

  • How a Bill is Passed in the Georgia Legislature is an infographic from the Carl Vinson Institute available in GeorgiaInfo. This PDF is perfect for online viewing or making hard copies for the classroom.

  • Legislative Process: Overview from the New Georgia Encyclopedia includes more detailed information. Click on “Topics” at the top, then Government and Politics for more entries on Georgia government, political figures, and history.

  • See also the Georgia General Assembly’s outline on tracking a bill through the General Assembly.

  • For more resources, see the Georgia Laws and Legislation section in GALILEO Scholar or GALILEO Library or the State Government section in GALILEO High School.

    Posted January 12, 2015

    GALILEO Resources for Participating in the DuPont Challenge Science Writing Competition

    The DuPont Challenge is the acclaimed essay contest that recognizes excellence in science writing. Since Georgia schools integrate writing into the science curriculum, the DuPont Challenge offers a fun opportunity to motivate students and to help teachers promote STEM and writing. Georgia students fortunately have access to reliable, authoritative content in GALILEO to help ground science writing in evidence from texts. Britannica, SIRS Discoverer, and the Discovery search are excellent resources for student research. Britannica is one of the partner companies in the DuPont Challenge for the fourth year in a row.

    Who’s Eligible?
    Middle- and high-school students in the United States, Canada, and the U.S. Territories are invited to submit essays on a range of science topics. The competition is open now, and the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015.

    In addition, this year, students in grades K-5 can also participate in creative, inquiry-based explorations with the help and guidance of their teachers. The deadline for the new Elementary Division is March 1, 2015.

    The DuPont Challenge winners will be honored at a gala celebration in Orlando, FL., in the spring. The expenses-paid awards trip includes a stay at the Walt Disney World® Resort and a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

    How Do We Enter?
    The competition is open now. Visit the DuPont Challenge website for details, tips, and information on entering.

    Posted September 2, 2014

    150th Anniversary of General Sherman Capturing Atlanta

    September 2, 1864, marks the 150th anniversary of General William T. Sherman capturing Atlanta where he was quoted famously saying, “Atlanta is ours, and fairly won.”

    Read more about the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea in the New Georgia Encyclopedia. Also, be sure to check out The Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary which details Sherman’s march through Georgia from the point of view of a soldier in the Union Army, and George N. Barnard’s photos of the Sherman Campaign in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Athens Historic Newspapers Archive enhanced; DjVu no longer required

    The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers. Users are no longer required to download the DjVu plugin to view Athens newspaper pages in this archive.

    GALILEO Express Link:
    http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=athn

    The full announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia is below.

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    The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Athens Historic Newspapers Archive:

    http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/athnewspapers

    The Athens Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to nine newspaper titles published in Athens from 1827 to 1928 without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 77,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site will provide users with a view into the history of Athens in its early years as the home to the first state-chartered university in the nation and its eventual growth into the largest city in northeast Georgia.

    The archive includes the following Athens newspaper titles: Athens Herald (1913-1923), Athens Banner-Herald (1923-1928), Southern Whig/Southern Herald (1838-1850), Clarke County Courier (1903-1913), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Athenian (1827-1832), Southern Banner (1832-1882), Southern Watchman (1855-1882), Daily/Weekly Banner-Watchman (1882-1889), Daily/Weekly Athens Banner (1889-1922).

    The Athens 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. Digitization is also made possible through a grant provided by the Francis Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc.

    Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1819-1880), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), 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 athttp://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.

    Posted August 21, 2014

    PINES Kids’ Catalog link can be added to GALILEO Elementary

    The PINES staff recently unveiled the new PINES Kids’ Catalog, a colorful, child-friendly interface for the children’s materials in PINES.

    We can now add a link to the PINES Kids’ Catalog on the GALILEO Elementary user view for your library or school system.
    Here is a preview:
    http://www.galileo.usg.edu/kids/gpls-demo/

    If you would like to add the PINES Kids’ Catalog to GALILEO Elementary, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form to let us know.

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