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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 (lgwinett@georgiasouthern.edu 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).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  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

January 17, 2014

New Database Content: IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)

We are pleased to announce that the IEEE Electronic Library (IEL) is now available to members of the Georgia Southern University community.  Funded by Henderson Library, this online database contains full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1893 from:

The IEL is available on the same IEEExplore platform that we have had since 2012.  Our previous subscription included content from 2005 to the present, but with the IEL we will have access to older content that has been frequently requested by our patrons via Interlibrary loan.

You can access IEL via GALILEO or directly with this link.

January 14, 2014

Web of Science Has a New Look!

Web of Science has been redesigned to offer a new, simplified search interface.  No changes to the content or to the search index have been made, but users will now find it easier to start a search, to review results, and to discover related research with linked data.  Enhancements include improved page layout and readability, clearer identification of the database being searched, and simplified navigation.  More information about the new interface is available here.  Training is available on the Web of Science YouTube channel.

Web of Science can be accessed via GALILEO or directly with this link.

January 8, 2014

New Journal: Nature Online

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We are pleased to announce that the online journal Nature is now available to members of the Georgia Southern University community.  Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology.  We have online access to issues from 2006 to the most current articles.  The library also subscribes to the print version of Nature, and our print holdings go back to volume 165  from 1950.

You can access Nature via GALILEO or directly with this link.

November 22, 2013

Digital Library of Georgia Records in the Digital Public Library of America

As of October 15, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) has contributed over 157,000 records to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), making it the sixth largest provider of metadata for the DPLA. DLG is partnering with twelve repositories for digital conversion of their collections. Collections include selections from the Juliette Gordon Lowe papers, the Georgia Folklore Collection, slave medical care accounts, and the records of Atlanta’s WSB Radio.  More information about the Digital Public Library of America is available here, and the collection can be accessed at http://dp.la/.

The Digital Library of Georgia is available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=dlg1.

This post is brought to you by Dr. Bede Mitchell, Dean of the Zach S. Henderson Library.

Early Check-In for E-Books on EBSCOhost

Downloaded eBooks checked out from the eBooks on EBSCOhost collection can now be returned before the checkout period has expired. Returning early will make the eBook available to other users. eBooks on EBSCOhost can be downloaded to mobile devices using Adobe Digital Editions or the Bluefire Reader app. See the eBooks on EBSCOhost FAQ for more information.

Early check-in instructions

This article is from the GALILEO news page.

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