Finals and Graduation

Posted on December 5, 2012 in Library Services & Resources,Need Assistance? by Sonya Shepherd

Well, we have made it through another Fall semester. Next week is Final Exam Week. Graduation is Friday, December 14. If you are still writing papers, please remember help is available at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the library, through our AskZach email service or via the IM Chat Service. Searching for information can be done using our Discover@GeorgiaSouthern tool. All resources are available from the library’s main website – If you need us, we are here to help. Just let us know.

Happy Graduation! Happy holidays! Safe travels. See you in January.

Search all Education databases at once

Posted on October 2, 2012 in Getting Started,Library Services & Resources by Sonya Shepherd

Have you tried to figure out which databases you need to search while completing an assignment or conducting research for your paper, thesis, specialist project, or dissertation? Well look no further. You may use the Discover@GeorgiaSouthern site but you may also search just a subset of related Education databases using this custom search box.

Discover Education

Limit Your Results

Discover GALILEO

Posted on October 2, 2012 in Library Services & Resources by Sonya Shepherd

Announcing Discover GALILEO, a new way to search and retrieve content from GALILEO’s hundred+ databases, digital collections, and beyond, including print materials found only in library collections.  Discover GALILEO provides a single search of all of these materials and more, combining the ease and speed of a popular Internet search engine with the quality and organization of content that only a library can provide.  Powered by EBSCO Discovery Service, Discover GALILEO offers a comprehensive set of research tools, including a personal research folder that allows users to easily save, cite, retrieve, and link to content.


The new Discover GALILEO service will replace the existing federated search service in the GALILEO interface on October 1, 2012, following a preview period for libraries beginning August 1 and for GALILEO users beginning August 21.  Additional functionality will be made available in subsequent months.



1.     Replacement of federated search tool in GALILEO interface (October 1, 2012).

2.     Search boxes available for use on library websites (Fall 2012)

3.     Library catalogs included in search results  (Winter 2013; schedule to be determined)

4.     Library localization (Winter and Spring 2013; schedule to be determined)

5.     EBSCO AZ and LinkSource (Winter and Spring 2013 evaluation for changes July 2013)

The EBSCO Discovery Service was selected by the GALILEO Steering Committee through a process that included a Discovery Tools review committee, which worked from 2010 to present; institutional and pilot implementations in which GALILEO worked with various products in collaboration with individual libraries; and information sessions for participating libraries.   As the products are subscription-based, GALILEO was able to select the product most feasible for implementation and support in the GALILEO environment in 2012, while maintaining flexibility to consider other products as they evolve over time.


More information for libraries about the implementation plan and status for the overall project, localization opportunities, and training is available at: (email sent on September 27, 2012 from Lauren Fancher, GALILEO).

Day 2

Posted on August 21, 2012 in Getting Started,Library Services & Resources,Need Assistance? by Sonya Shepherd

Welcome Back Eagle Nation!

The semester has begun and 20, 000+ Eagles are flying around campus. If you would like to know more about the activities that are happening during the first few weeks of classes please take a look at the Weeks of Welcome website for details. Additionally, the library staff is ready to help you with your assignments and research papers. Begin early. We’re here to help via GeorgiaView, folio, phone: 912-478-5645, email, IM, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and face-to-face. We’re proud to offer you our new Discover @GeorgiaSouthern search tool to help you search most of the library’s resources using a single search box. Library workshops and training materials are available also. Remember if you need special assistance conducting Education research please feel free to contact me –, 912-478-7820- or Skype:senithia. More information is also available on this blog by clicking the ‘Education‘ tab. I hope you have a good semester and welcome back!

New Learning Commons Librarian began August 1

Posted on August 8, 2012 in Personnel by Sonya Shepherd

Please help me in welcoming two new faculty members here at the Zach S Henderson Library. Katrina Jackson began as our Special Collections Librarian. Ruth Baker was hired to take over the responsibilities of the Learning Commons Librarian. Formerly, Ruth was a Reference/Instruction Librarian and Serials Librarian at the Community College of Philadelphia. Prior to that she worked for ISI/Thomas Scientific and Blackwell’s Book Services. Ruth has a BA  in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, a MA in Archaeology from Southern Methodist University, and a MSLIS from Drexel University. She serves as the subject specialist for Chemistry, Physics, Anthropology, Sociology, & Engineering. Ruth will also serve as the liaison to SAGE (Student Alliance for a Green Earth).  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the library’s Learning Commons please feel free to contact Ruth – (912) 478-7823 or

Fall is Fast Approaching

Posted on July 18, 2012 in Library Services & Resources by Sonya Shepherd

In a week and a half, Summer semester will be over. I hope everyone had a good term. As we wind down for the end of summer, Fall will be upon us soon. The Eagle Nation will be busy once again. As you prepare, remember if you need library research assistance we are here to help. The GALILEO password has changed and will be changing again for Fall. There are specific services available for our graduate students. I am here to help all Education majors. We’re excited about our Google-like search tool called “Discover”. You’ll hear more about our “iDiscover @ Georgia Southern” campaign very soon. We also have a new Learning Commons Librarian who will be joining the library faculty on August 1. In the meantime, please visit previous blog articles to see what’s been going on as they are still relevant. I’ll post more information about all these topics and more as we get closer to the beginning of Fall. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer. Safe travels…


Posted on May 9, 2012 in Library Services & Resources by Sonya Shepherd

We’ve made it to the end of the semester. Final Exam Week is almost over. To all the 2012 graduates, Congratulations!  Best of luck with your new jobs or  graduate school entrance. For those returning for Summer school or taking a break, enjoy your time off. It’ll be time to start again very soon. In the meantime, if you’re trying to catch up in preparation for the next couple of semesters please consider catching up on previous posts that will help you prepare.


Time almost up!

Posted on March 29, 2012 in Need Assistance? by Sonya Shepherd

The semester is going really fast and will be coming to an end soon. If you need help with an assignment, presentation, research project, thesis, or dissertation in Education please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • (912) 478-7820
  • Skype – senithia

I’m here to help you. Don’t panic. And don’t procrastinate. Consult me today!

Need Study Guides for GACE

Posted on March 22, 2012 in Library Services & Resources by Sonya Shepherd

Study materials are freely available from the GACE web site - Please take  a look to find the information you want.

Library Services for Graduate Students

Posted on January 30, 2012 in Library Services & Resources,Need Assistance? by Sonya Shepherd

We have many services available just for graduate students. For  more information see the October 2008 Zach’s News post. If you have questions please let me know.

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