Filed Under: Tips
Posted July 25, 2012
Olympic Games: Past and Present
The London 2012 Olympic Games will be starting this week. If you’ve caught Olympic fever and want to know more about the games, GALILEO has that for you.
You’ll find many interesting magazine articles in MasterFILE Elite, including a look at the architecture built for the games as well as speculations over who will carry the torch and light the cauldron for the opening ceremonies.
For some history, MAS Ultra offers magazine articles covering highlights from several past Olympics, and, for those institutions that subscribe, Encyclopædia Britannica has an extensive article discussing the history of the game as well as past Olympics.
You can even look back and remember the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Take a look at the Atlanta 1996 article in Encyclopædia Britannica, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and GeorgiaInfo for the year that Olympic athletes came here to Georgia.
Posted May 30, 2012
Tip: Find Out about the Next Book in a Series with NoveList Series Alerts
Want to know when a new book has been added to that series you’ve been reading and love so much?
NoveList has a Series Alert feature that will notify you when a new title in the series has been added. To set up an alert for your favorite series,
1) Log in to NoveList
2) In the Search for… box in NoveList, type in the name of the series, the author, or a title in the series
3) In the search results, click any link to the title of the series
4) When you see the series list with the books in that series, click the “Create alert for this series” link just above the title of the series
5) This creates an RSS alert, but if you prefer email notifications, you will need to click “sign in and create a new alert” in the pop-up window to sign in to (or create) a free My EBSCOhost account to save the alert
This feature appears for popular, ongoing series, but not for a series that has been completed. NoveList staff strive to add series titles up to two months before the publication date, and these titles are tagged as “Forthcoming” in NoveList.
Posted May 23, 2012
Go Ride a Bike!
May is National Bike Month. Whether you’re interested in getting fit, saving some gas money, just having some fun, or all of the above, cycling can be the way to go.
To learn about bicycles and cycling, look in MasterFILE Premier in GALILEO. Just search for bicycle or cycling to see articles as well as reviews of cycling equipment. You can also find several magazines, such as Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Ride BMX, or BMX Plus in MasterFILE Premier.
If you’re interested in a little history, check out the Bicycle article in Encyclopædia Britannica to learn about the development of bikes from treadle-powered velocipedes to boneshakers to the ordinary to the modern bicycle.
Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.
Posted February 7, 2012
NoveList Tip: Find Authors in a Specific Genre
What if someone is looking for a list of authors in his or her favorite genre?
NoveList offers a quick way to find this.
In the Basic Search box on the homepage:
- Type GN and the genre you want, such as science fiction, romance, or mysteries, e.g., GN science fiction. (You will need to capitalize GN, or you won’t get any results.)
- Click Search.
- In the Result List, click the Authors tab for a list of writers.
This will most likely result in a long list of authors, but you can narrow the list by using the Audience options on the right to limit by age level.
Or, you can narrow by the appeal factors, such as Storyline, Writing Style, Pace, and Tone listed on the left.
Once you limit the list, you can then sort by Popularity (instead of Relevance) to find the most popular authors in the group.
This search tip first appeared in December NoveList Notes 2011
Posted December 15, 2011
Tip: Find Reviews Quickly in GALILEO
On Tuesday, we showed you how to find Consumer Reports in GALILEO. But, did you know GALILEO has tons of book, product, and entertainment reviews from other magazines as well?
Want to know how to find these reviews easily?
And, here’s the trick: go to the Document Type area (you might have to scroll down) and choose Book Review, Entertainment Review, or Product Review.
Then, just click search to see reviews for the book or product you need.
Check out this quick video to see how to do this!