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April 27, 2009

Reality Bites: Periodicals Price Survey 2009

In the present economic climate, which has seen library budgets decrease, and South Carolina’s PASCAL (their counterpart to Georgia’s GALILEO) lose 90% of its funding, one thing remains steady:  the rising prices of periodical subscriptions and electronic resource licenses.  For the rundown, including tables with periodical costs by discipline, please visit this link to Library […]

January 14, 2009

New Interface for Electronic Journals

Dear Patrons, Last year, GALILEO implemented SFX software to provide the e-journal A-Z list and links for GALILEO databases.  Many of you are already familiar with the SFX interface from GALILEO’s usage of it; a brief overview is available at As of January 1, 2009, Henderson Library has made the switch from EBSCO A-Z […]

December 9, 2008

Google Book Search expands to magazines

Google Book Search announced today that they are adding magazines and journals (a.k.a. serials or periodicals).  Here’s the scoop.  Here’s the search.  Remember also that you’ll be able to access more full-text online articles via GALILEO, and Henderson Library’s collection (online, print, etc.) contains a wealth of resources that you won’t be able to access […]

November 12, 2008

Libraries and the Economic Crisis

Higher education in the United States is struggling financially.  Library budgets are being squeezed, forcing cancellations of databases, journal subscriptions, book purchases, etc.  GIL Express, the University System of Georgia’s expedited delivery of books among USG Libraries, is operating under emergency funds through the end of the fall semester, and there are no promises after […]

March 3, 2008

E-Journals: Behind the scenes

Here’s a little background on our recent e-journals announcement.  In case you’re wondering how we were able to add 389 electronic journals to our collection in the midst of Henderson Library’s ongoing budget crisis, this might be of interest to you.  (Many thanks to Iris Durden, Serials Librarian, for providing both the work and the […]

January 31, 2008

New Electronic Journals

We are pleased to let you know that Henderson Library has now added 389 electronic journals to our collection. Included are 12 titles in Project Muse, 18 titles from Duke University Press (plus current subscriptions to 11 additional titles for which we already had online back issues), 177 titles from Cambridge University Press, and 182 […]

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