Dear GALILEO Users,
Beginning today, you will find the following custom EBSCOhost Mobile links appearing in GALILEO:
– EBSCOhost Mobile Academic
-EBSCOhost Mobile Espanol
-EBSCOhost Mobile Public Library
-EBSCOhost Mobile High School
-EBSCOhost Mobile Middle School
Each of these interfaces has been configured to provide a direct multi-database search of EBSCOhost databases that are appropriate for the indicated audience. For detailed information regarding which databases are included in the search, please see the “More” link that follows the database name within the Databases A-Z list.
If you have any questions about the EBSCO Mobile Interfaces, please submit a comment to GALILEO via our Contact Us form: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact
If you haven’t heard about the new GALILEO toolbar, go and get your toolbar. NOW! This is one of the most exciting additions to our GALILEO toobox, and I think it is one that will pump up student usage of what GALILEO has to offer. After watching the YouTube video last week and then seeing Courtney McGough’s fabulous presentation at GALILEO Gold, I am ready to have my tech guys roll out this add-on to give our students and teachers an easy entry point to GALILEO.
If you go to the GALILEO presentations page, you will see two PowerPoints. The first one is for librarians; the second one is for teachers and students. You can also download an instructional/informational PDF handout by clicking here.
You can download the toolbar for your institution by going to this page: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/databases/libx/?Welcome . You will need to sign in with your institution’s GALILEO password to get the version for your district.
A few things to know:
- The add-on will work for Firefox or Internet Explorer—just pick the option that works for the browser you use.
- You cannot install the institution for multiple institutions in one browser. For example, if you are a teacher in Cherokee County and a graduate student at UGA, you must choose which toolbar you want for a particular browser. However, you could run one toobar in one browser (for instance, Cherokee County in Explorer) and the second institution in another (UGA toolbar in Firefox).
- Changes can be made to the menu (for example, if you wanted to have NoveList or Academic Search Complete added), but your district must agree—all users within your district would see the changes, not your individual school.
- You can highlight text in something like a Wikipedia article or Amazon page; right click, and you can then search for the highlighted term or author’s name in the GALILEO database of your choice!
- You can adjust settings for your toolbar by location; see your district network guru for assistance with this task. You would want to customize it with your network administrator before it is pushed out via an image or login script.
- Additional help options and information are available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/scholar/databases/libx/?Welcome .
Tags: GALILEO, toolbar
After taking a look at the “teaser” video, I am extremely excited about major changes coming to SIRS Researcher, which we here access through GALILEO. The new version will be known as SIRS Issues Researcher, and highlights of the sleeker and more robust version include:
- Essential research questions
- A more comprehensive look at an issue, including its historical origins and impact on today’s society
- More emphasis on the “whys” instead of the “whats” of an issue
- More emphasis on the global impact of an issue
- More international information sources
- More multimedia, primary sources, and statistical data [charts, graphs]
- More search enhancements
- Topic/subject/keyword clouds and maps
- Social bookmarking options (YES!)
- Notetaking organizers
- Citation generators
- New critical thinking modules to help you as students better analyze the issue
- More global and diverse perspectives
- An audio read aloud option
- Print and nonprint sources
- Article translation into 10 languages
- Correlation to state and national learning standards
These changes should be in place when we return to school in August! In the meantime, check out these great “sneak peek” resources!
Categories: Current Events, Database Spotlight, research
Tags: database, enhancements, GALILEO, ProQuest, research 2.0, SIRS, SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Researcher, Web 2.0
Our new GALILEO interface makes it easier than ever to find a back issue of a magazine in GALILEO! Here is how easy it is:
1. Go to http://www.galileo.usg.edu/high-school/cherokee-k12/magazines/ and browse the alphabetical index OR type in the name of your favorite magazine in the “search” box.
2. Click on the magazine title you want. A pop up window will appear—be patient!
3. Click on the database link.
4. Browse to the issue you want to explore.
Please note that some magazines will be extremely current while others may not have the last year’s issues. However, you will be able to find current and recent issues for most titles. If you don’t see what you are looking for, you can always try our GALE Student Resource Center Gold database!