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Posted January 27, 2016

GALILEO Resources for African American History Month

Albany Movement Photograph

African American History Month, or Black History Month, starts next week, and GALILEO includes many articles, images, and videos to help Georgia schools and libraries celebrate.

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.

The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) offers a variety of primary sources on the Civil Rights Movement, including films clips, images, oral histories, and more.

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. See this DLG Blog post for links to more collections.

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). Be sure to click on the “Lists and Articles” tab in your search for supplemental bibliographies and readers’ advisory articles on the topic.

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Posted October 5, 2015

EBSCO eBook Mobile App Now Available

ebscoebooks The EBSCO eBooks app is now available. The app lets users check out and read EBSCO eBooks natively on their mobile devices. Some features include:

The EBSCO eBooks app is available for:

We have developed a guide to walk you through the setup process. You can download a printable copy of the guide here.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form.

Posted August 25, 2015

ProQuest ebrary Academic Complete eBook Collection Now Available

ebrary

We are pleased to let you know that, in addition to the already-released FY16 database changes, the ProQuest ebrary Academic Complete eBook Collection is now available for all GALILEO institutions. This additional ProQuest resource was purchased with some USG year end funds, along with consultation by the The Regents Academic Committee on Libraries (RACL) Committee Chair and Vice Chair.

The RACL eBooks subcommittee will be assessing this collection as part of their ongoing efforts to recommend strategies for USG ebook collections. Libraries may be contacted for feedback. We will want to know the value such a collection might have for each of our user communities.

ebrary Academic Complete is a growing, multidisciplinary collection of over 125,000 scholarly e-books and can be accessed with the following URL: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ebpr

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form.

Posted August 20, 2015

Enhancements to the ProQuest interface

proquest interface

Starting today, August 20th, 2015, you will see that ProQuest has made some enhancements to the ProQuest interface. The enhancements were driven by extensive user and librarian feedback, including direct engagement, testing, and in-depth analysis of usage patterns and behavior and include the following:

More information from ProQuest can be found here.

Video Tutorials are also available from ProQuest for the new interface.

For any questions you might have, please view ProQuest’s FAQ or contact GALILEO.

Posted June 23, 2015

Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now includes more titles

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now includes seventeen newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. This resource is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=savn or through the GALILEO website.

This archive is one of several historical newspaper collections in the Digital Library of Georgia. See a full list here:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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 expansion of the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

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

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to seventeen newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 103,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Additionally, the site is compatible with all current browsers without the use of plug-ins or software downloads.

The archive now includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Daily Morning News (1850-1864), Daily News and Herald (1866-1868), and Savannah Daily Herald (1865-1866), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Daily Georgian (1835-1847), Daily Republican (1839-1840), Daily Savannah Republican (1829-1839), Georgian (1819-1823, 1829-1835), Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger (1809-1816), Savannah Daily Georgian (1853-1856), Savannah Daily Morning News (1868), Savannah Daily Republican (1818-1824, 1840-1852, 1855-1858, 1866-1867), Savannah Georgian (1825-1829, 1847-1849), Savannah Georgian and Journal (1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah National Republican (1865), Savannah Republican (1816-1818, 1824-1828, 1853-1855, 1858-1865), and Weekly Georgian (1839-1841).

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 Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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