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Posted August 29, 2017

Consumer Reports Widget Now Available!

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Finding trustworthy product reviews in Consumer Reports is now easy and intuitive with the new widget that will help patrons search this core journal straight from your library’s website. Patrons can either search the last two years of issues or all available issues.

The CR search box FAQ will walk you through downloading the widget code and setting it up to work with your individual library.

Note: You will need to contact GALILEO Support using our Contact Us Form to obtain your library’s unique information for inserting into the widget code. The widget will not work without this information.

If you have any questions, please submit a comment using our contact us form.

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.

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

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 July 5, 2016

    TumbleBook Library Available Through Georgia Public Libraries

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    Public library users in Georgia will be happy today when they find TumbleBook Library in their database offerings. TumbleBook Library, provided by GALILEO and Georgia Public Library Service, is a collection of animated, talking picture books suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music, and narration to create an electronic picture book. These electronic books are a literacy resource that keeps children interested and involved in reading and are great for children learning to read. The interactive web site keeps children engaged and contributes to success in school while helping to instill a love of reading.

    In addition to electronic books, this resource also features games, read-along and non-fiction books (no animation), videos, and some books in French and Spanish. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension. TumbleBooks use Flash, but they are viewable on the iPad with the exception of some of the games.

    TumbleBooks provides marketing materials for libraries to promote TumbleBook Library, including logos, animated logos, bookmarks, and more. Just click on the “Tumble Admin” link in the footer of the homepage. In addition to those materials, use this Letter to Parents to give parents information on accessing TumbleBook Library from home. The handout is customizable in Word for libraries who want to add their logo or other information.

    TumbleBook Library can be added to library websites using an express link to give users direct access to these resources (rather than going through the GALILEO website). In the library, users will go straight to the resource; from home, they will first be prompted to enter their GALILEO password. TumbleBooks require an Internet connection and are streamed

    Express Link: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=ztbo

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