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Posted June 2, 2015

EBSCO Explora is now live!

Explora screenshot

EBSCO Explora, a new interface for schools and public libraries, is now live. Explora is designed to support student research and classroom instruction with reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

Here are the Express Links for you to use on your library or media center website:
Explora for Elementary:
Explora for Middle School:
Explora for High School:
Explora for Public Libraries:

See the GALILEO Training page for upcoming sessions on Explora.

Please note that links to Searchasaurus: Primary/Elementary, Searchasaurus: Middle Search Plus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center will no longer work. You will need to remove those from your websites and subject guides.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted May 21, 2015

OCLC Databases: New Platform is Live

For institutions that subscribe to the OCLC FirstSearch base package (academic and public libraries), the FirstSearch databases have now been migrated to the new, mobile-friendly platform. Now that OCLC allows databases to be searched at the same time, we have added a link for OCLC Databases, which will search all of the OCLC resources.

Here are the Express Links:

OCLC Databases
Please note that this defaults to a search of all of the former FirstSearch databases listed below as well as CAMIO and ArchiveGrid. In Advanced Search, users can choose which databases to search.

ArchiveGrid and CAMIO will continue to utilize their unique interfaces:

OCLC has told us that ClasePeriodica is not available on the new OCLC platform and will be discontinued in December. For now, it will continue to utilize the old FirstSearch platform until it is removed your GALILEO menus in December 2014.

Holdings for Institutions with Cataloging Subscription
OCLC has changed how authentication is handled. Institutions now have an institution-specific URL that allows users to search your OCLC resources all at once. For institutions with a cataloging subscription, your holdings will be listed first in search results.

If you have any questions or need to report a problem, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form ( or contact the ITS Help Desk at or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted April 3, 2015

Ace Your Golf Game with GALILEO

Ace Your Gold Game

In celebration of the Masters Tournament in Augusta next week, let’s take a look at what GALILEO offers for golf enthusiasts in Georgia.

Use the Discover GALILEO search box to search for golf* to find articles about all aspects of golf, or search for golf courses, golf equipment, golf clubs, golf techniques, or another related topic. For a more specific search, try searching for a particular golfer, tournament, or course to see articles, images, and more.

GALILEO also includes several golf magazines, including Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golf World, Sports Illustrated, and more. Note that you can receive email alerts when a new issue of a magazine is added to GALILEO by clicking the Alert/Save/Share link in the upper right of the page and then clicking the Email Alert link.

For a look at golf in Georgia, the New Georgia Encyclopedia has several interesting articles about the Masters Tournament and several golfers, including Bobby Jones, Tommy Aaron, Louise Suggs, and more. The Digital Library of Georgia includes many wonderful historical images of golfers and golf courses in the Vanishing Georgia and Picturing Augusta collections.

Images from the Vanishing Georgia collection in the Digital Library of Georgia

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

Posted March 4, 2015

the new HeritageQuest interface is here

ProQuest has released the new interface for HeritageQuest Online, which is available to all Georgia citizens in GALILEO through the public libraries across Georgia.

You can get a look at the new HeritageQuest Online here:
Check with your local public library for access information.

ProQuest has put together a LibGuide with more information here:

We are working to schedule trainings for the updated interface, so watch for an upcoming announcement.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at or 1-888-875-3697.

Posted February 27, 2015

coming March 4 - update to HeritageQuest interface

Heritage Quest screenshot

On Wednesday, March 4th, HeritageQuest Online will be transitioning to a new interface, powered by Ancestry.

HeritageQuest will include:

See for additional information.

If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Helpdesk at or 1-888-875-3697.

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