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Posted August 28, 2017

54th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream” Speech

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. On the 54th anniversary of this event, you can read the full text of the “I Have a Dream” speech in MAS Ultra in GALILEO.

Images from the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

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Posted January 13, 2017

Introducing the new GALILEO Toolbar

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We are happy to announce that the GALILEO Toolbar has been updated to use the LibX 2.0 platform and is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. For those not familiar with the GALILEO Toolbar, it allows you to access GALILEO content easily from your web browser.

Some features include:

To download the GALILEO Toolbar, use the following Express Link or click on the “Get Your GALILEO Toolbar” link on the main GALILEO page under the tutorials link.

For information about how to install, configure, or uninstall the GALILEO Toolbar, see our GALILEO Toolbar FAQs.

Posted August 9, 2016

Thousands of eBooks Added—All Interests, All Audiences

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GALILEO users just gained access to large collections of eBooks covering topics of interest for academic researchers, K-12 students, readers of public library leisure and general reference titles. Most are downloadable onto mobile devices.

To access a specific collection, click on the links listed below. If you are not on campus or in the library, you will be prompted to enter your GALILEO password. To find eBooks in your Discover search results, just check “eBooks” in the Limit by Type section to the left or your results.

EBSCO eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions):

ebrary eBook Collections (available to all GALILEO institutions) (all ebrary collections are found at the following URL: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ebpr )

TumbleBooks Premium (for Public Libraries only): This collection contains over 1000 titles appropriate for grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. TumbleBook Library requires an Internet connection.

Useful handouts:

  • EBSCO eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • ebrary eBook Mobile App Setup Guide
  • eBooks in GALILEO (includes express links to collections
  • Posted April 4, 2016

    West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now now includes more titles

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    The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to thirteen newspaper titles published in seven west Georgia cities (Butler, Carrollton, Dallas, Douglasville, Fayetteville, LaGrange, Newnan) from 1843 to 1942. This resource is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=wgnp 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 West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

    http://wgnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu

    The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to thirteen newspaper titles published in seven west Georgia cities (Butler, Carrollton, Dallas, Douglasville, Fayetteville, LaGrange, Newnan) from 1843 to 1942. Consisting of over 67,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.

    The archive now includes the following west Georgia newspaper titles: Fayetteville Advertiser (1845), Fayetteville Chronicle (1886), Fayetteville News (1888-1925), Herald and Advertiser (Newnan) (1887-1909), Newnan Herald (1865-1921), Newnan Herald & Advertiser (1909-1915), Newnan News (1906-1907) and Newnan Weekly News (1905-1906), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Butler Herald (1876-1942), Carroll Free Press (Carrollton) (1883-1922), Douglas County Sentinel (Douglasville) (1917-1922), LaGrange Herald (1843-1844), LaGrange Reporter (1857-1914), and Paulding/Dallas New Era (1883-1908).

    The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Digitization was also made possible through the generosity of the Taylor County Historical-Genealogical Society and the Flint Energies Foundation.

    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 Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), 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). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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

    Posted January 27, 2016

    GALILEO Resources for African American History Month

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    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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