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Posted December 16, 2013

Vienna News added to South Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive

The addition of the Vienna News to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive brings the total number of newspapers in this resource to sixteen newspaper titles in ten south Georgia cities from 1845 to 1922. This resources is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=sgan 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 South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to sixteen newspaper titles published in ten south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 148,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

The archive includes the Vienna News (1902-1918), in addition to the titles previously available in the archive: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914).

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project 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 the generosity of Randy Sullivan.

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 Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), 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).

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If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form or contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted December 11, 2013

Find Product Reviews in GALILEO

Need to know a little more information before you make that holiday purchase? GALILEO includes reviews from Consumer Reports and many other magazines that provide those extra details that help with those purchasing decisions.

To find articles from Consumer Reports, just search for the item along with “Consumer Reports” (using quotation marks makes it more likely to get articles from the Consumer Reports magazine). For example, you could search for smartphone “consumer reports” or for coffeepots “consumer reports” to find reviews and other information about those items in Consumer Reports. Note that you can limit your search to Consumer Reports magazine specifically if you use the Limit by Journal option on the left of the search results.

If you’re looking for general product reviews, you can also try searching for that item along with the word “reviews.” For example, a search for tablet reviews will provide reviews from a variety of magazines. It may help to limit your search to Magazines and to Reviews using the Limit by Type feature on the left.

For book reviews, just type the title of the book along with the word “reviews.” For example, search for Death of Santini reviews to see review articles about Pat Conroy’s latest book. Tip: Add the name of the author for greater specificity.

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

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: http://libguides.galileo.usg.edu

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 helpdesk@usg.edu or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted October 8, 2013

Celebrate Georgia Archives

October is Georgia Archives Month, a way to celebrate the value of Georgia’s historical records, publicize the many ways historical records enrich our lives, and recognize those who maintain our communities’ historical records. You can read more about this celebration and related events in October is Georgia Archives Month from ajc.com.

Check out the Virtual Vault at the Georgia Archives or the Digital Library of Georgia to see images, maps, manuscripts, government records, and more from the people, places, and events that made Georgia what it is today. Check out these tips on how to find images and documents and historical newspapers as well as records from your county in the Digital Library of Georgia.

If you would like to see Georgia historical records in person, you can visit an archives near you to see what treasures they may hold. ArchiveGrid will allow you to expand your search for archival collections to the world.

To find even more historical documents, see the Archives and Primary Sources section of GALILEO Scholar.

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