Posted February 20, 2014
Research Starters Available in GALILEO Discovery Search
Research Starters is a new feature in Discovery search results that provides citable, authoritative summary articles for thousands of popular topics. Research Starters appear at the top of the results list and include an overview of the topic, links to related information, helpful images, and a bibliography. Content in this feature comes from a variety of reliable sources, both proprietary and encyclopedic, including Salem Press, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Magills, and more. Research Starters articles feature the same Discovery tools as other articles, including tools for citation, translation, Text-to-Speech, and the option to add the article to a personal folder. This enhancement is available to all GALILEO communities.
Users can launch a search from the Discover GALILEO search box on the GALILEO website. If there is a Research Starter for the topic, it will appear as the first article in the list of results (outlined in red in the image above). If you’re stumped for a search term to investigate this new feature, try one of these: mythology, cancer, John Steinbeck, pollution, global warming, mitosis, Nelson Mandela, common core, cuisine, Ukraine, brain disorders, girl scouts, Olympics, Korean War, witchcraft, tourism, evolution of the universe, bipolar disorders, net neutrality, exercise physiology, nuclear fusion, or baseball.