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Posted October 5, 2013

Government Resources in GALILEO Affected by the Shutdown

This is a summary of the government resources listed in GALILEO that are affected by the shutdown.

Find updates on the government shutdown at

For assistance with research and possible alternative sources of information, please contact your local public library or your college or university library.

Posted September 24, 2013

Banned Books Week 2013

Banned Books Week is an opportunity to celebrate our freedom to read and our First Amendment rights by focusing on the benefits of having free access to information and the freedom to express ideas and how attempts to censorship can detract from these freedoms. The American Library Association provides a calendar of events for this week-long celebration, and the Office of Intellectual Freedom provides a 50 State Salute to Banned Book Week featuring videos from each state to demonstrate how they celebrate the freedom to read.

If you’re wondering which books have been banned or challenged over the years or are looking for books to help you to celebrate your freedom to read, explore the 30 Years of Liberating Literature Timeline and the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books by Decade lists from the American Library Association. If you’re curious about classics that have been banned or challenged, ALA provides a list for the classics as well.

You can learn more about each of these banned or challenged books in NoveList and Literary Reference Center in GALILEO. Visit your Georgia public library to find these books and more.

Posted September 21, 2013

Happy 18th Birthday, GALILEO!

On September 21, 1995, GALILEO brought index searching and full-text retrieval to the University System of Georgia libraries, students, faculty, and staff. GALILEO has grown and changed a great deal in the last 18 years, and you can see some of these changes in the GALILEO Scrapbook. For more background history, see the Vision for One Statewide Library and Early History of GALILEO under About GALILEO.

Posted September 13, 2013

GALILEO Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, will be starting soon. If you’re looking for resources to celebrate this month, GALILEO offers quite a few.

To find a great list of books to read, search for Hispanic Americans in NoveList or NoveList K-8. There’s also an article for elementary level reading, Exploring Hispanic Heritage in Children’s Literature, that provides great recommendations for books set in Latin America or books portraying Hispanic culture. For a list of Hispanic American authors, to go the Advanced Search in NoveList, leave the search box blank, but limit the search to Hispanic American authors using the Author’s Cultural Identity.

For a variety of articles and other resources, search Discover GALILEO for Hispanic Americans or Latin Americans or for a famous person, place, or event.

For the institutions that purchase Britannica, it includes a spotlight, Hispanic Heritage in the Americas, which offers profiles of Latin American countries, biographies of famous Hispanic American figures, an overview of the culture and history of Latin America, historical documents, multimedia, editorially-selected websites, and learning activities for ages 10 and up.

Finally, GALILEO does include a few Spanish-language resources. Check out the Spanish/Español Resources area under Browse by Subject in Scholar, Library, High School, or Teen.

Image from Britannica

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

Posted September 6, 2013

Are You Ready for Football Season?

Football season is here! For a little Georgia football history, the New Georgia Encyclopedia has several articles about football in Georgia for you to get a head start this season. Read about famous players like John Heisman and Herschel Walker or read about our teams from the Atlanta Falcons to college teams, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, and UGA.

GALILEO also includes several sports magazines, such as Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Kids, and Sporting News to help you keep up with all the action. You can also search Discover GALILEO for football or your favorite player or team to find articles. Note that you can set up a journal alert to get an email when a new issue of a magazine is added or a search alert to receive an email when an article matching your search is added.

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

Image from Encyclopædia Britannica

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