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September 23, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: ICE e-books

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) e-books through November 17.  The ICE e-books  are available through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library.  Content to which we have access is marked by an “s” in a yellow box.

You can access the ICE Virtual Library via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback regarding the ICE e-books by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

September 18, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: Momentum Press

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Momentum Press e-book Collection through November 14th.  Momentum Press provides collections of e-books covering topics such as manufacturing, mechanical, civil, environmental technology, and materials science and engineering.  This collection is hosted on the ebrary platform.

You can access the Momentum Press e-book Collection via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

September 8, 2014

Affordable Learning Georgia: The Positive Effect of OERs on Higher Education

aGAl iconThe Affordable Learning Georgia initiative seeks to make higher education more obtainable for Georgia residents by providing access to Open Educational Resources (OERs).  While the adoption of OERs by Affordable Learning Georgia and other programs is a relatively new phenomenon, early case studies have shown that these programs have had a positive impact on students. One study focusing on the use of Mathematics OERs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York found that “using OER led to an over 50x increase (i.e. a 5000% improvement) in percentage passing per dollar” according to David Wiley, co-founder and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning.   More information about these OER and Student Success studies is available in the August 25-31 issue of the Affordable Learning Georgia newsletter.

More information about Affordable Learning Georgia is available here.

June 12, 2014

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive now available in GALILEO

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).

The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

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 Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), 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

June 10, 2014

New Library Resources Section

library resources boxThe new Library Resources section in the center column of the my.GeorgiaSouthern portal is a newly-added area that has all library resources in one convenient place. On July 18, 2014 we will be removing the link to Galileo in the left-hand column under “My Services”, as you can now find that link and related resources in the new Library Resources box.

Shared with you by Jason Williams, Assistant Director of Enterprise Application Services and Adjunct Instructor in Information Technology.

April 9, 2014

New Database: ProQuest U.S. Serial Set

We are pleased to announce that the ProQuest U.S. Serial Set is now available via GALILEO.  Funded by Henderson Library, this collection includes Congressional documents published from 1789 to 1969.  The U.S. Serial Set can be accessed by searching the ProQuest Congressional database available here or via GALILEO.

March 5, 2014

E-Journal Package Trial and Evaluation: Taylor & Francis Criminology & Political Sciences Collection

The Zach S. Henderson Library is please to announce a trial of the Taylor and Francis Criminology and Political Science e-journal titles through May 3rd.  A list of titles available during this trial period is available here.   To access a journal title, please visit the Taylor and Francis site and search for the title by name.

If you have any questions about these titles, please contact Lori Gwinett ( or 912-478-5032), the Criminal Justice and Political Sciences liaison.

EBSCO Display Issue in Firefox

The EBSCOhost interface is not currently displaying correctly in Firefox.  This is a known issue that EBSCO is working to resolve.  However, they do not have an estimated fix date for this issue at this time.  All of the interface functionality is there, but it might be harder to find the correct links, the search box, or the facet selecting tools because the style sheet is not loading correctly.  This issue is affecting all EBSCO databases including DISCOVER but only in the Firefox browser.  If you need to use one of these databases, please use Chrome, Internet Explorer, or any other browser other than Firefox for the time being.

February 19, 2014

Resources for Health Research from ICPSR

Join us for a Webinar on February 26, 4pm, Room 1300 of Henderson Library

The objective of this webinar is to provide information to faculty and students about the wide variety of health-related data available from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).  The presentation will describe the kinds of data and other resources housed in our archive, how you can access them, and the tools available for statistical analyses.  Directors of the following specialized archives at ICPSR will discuss their mission, archival holdings, and research resources:  Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), Health and Medical Care Archive (HMCA), National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP), National Archive of Computerized Data of Aging (NACDA), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA).


  1. Identify and describe data files available for secondary research
  2. Discuss online analysis toods
  3. Provide information on other health-related resources and tools available from these ICPSR archives
  4. Highlight training opportunities

Title:  Resources for Health Research from ICPSR

Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time:  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Location: Room 1300, Henderson Library



February 11, 2014

2014 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Added / Webinars Scheduled

The 2014 edition of the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States has been loaded into the database and is available to all GALILEO libraries and media centers.  Users can search the 2013 and the 2014 content together or the 2014 content on its own.

Sample reference questions that can be answered with Statistical Abstract of the United States:

  • In the future will more men or women live to be 100?
  • What state awards the largest number of science and engineering degrees?
  • Where is medical information most vulnerable?
  • Who goes to the vet more often – cat owners or dog owners?
  • Is the homeless population increasing or decreasing?

Webinars presented by a ProQuest trainer have been scheduled and will include a look at content, browse and search tips, and Facets and Excel options. The trainer is also planning some fun trivia questions to highlight content.

Visit the GALILEO training page to register or select a webinar below.

Training webinar for the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Once at the meeting website, click the More Info link for password and audio information.

February 11, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Register

March 4, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Register

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