GeorgiaLibrary Learning Online
for K-12 Schools
Georgia’s Virtual Library
What began as a vision in 1995 by the University System of Georgia, has grown into an extensive list of online resources for Georgia citizens through colleges and universities, public libraries, and public schools.
In addition to encyclopedias, directories, and government publications, over 100 databases are available, indexing thousands of periodicals and journals.
Usage statistics are available from the About GALILEO link. For example, Fulton County Schools usage for the Spring months of 2007 averaged over 74,000.
Addition and deletion of K-12 databases is directly tied to usage.
GALILEO’s ease of use and variety of resources make it a popular choice for K-12 students and their teachers.
So, let's get started
Each tab on the Home page takes you to a different list of databases
Arts and Humanities
The K-12 databases are selected especially for Georgia’s public school students…
…and include listings for elementary, middle, high school, and teacher resources.
GALILEO for Kids
Some of the same elementary and middle school items but in a kid friendlier format.
One click takes you to your selection
Indicates full text
Provides additional information
Allows you to create Express Links or add to your Favorites
Let’s take a
look at some
Annals of American History by Encyclopedia Britannica, #1 in the Middle School list, #2 in the High School list
Search by Timeline
Search by Author
Search by Topic
Search by keyword
Compton’s by Britannica - #2 on the Middle School list
Daily Features and Current Events
Encyclopedia Britannica - #8 on the High School List
The definitive encyclopedia for advanced middle school and high school students.
Other features include a "Biography of the Day," "This Day in History," and a news feed from the New York Times.
KidsClick! Web Search for Kids by Librarians - #10 on the Elementary and Middle School lists.
Links to great sites for kids on current events, science and math, fine arts, sports and recreation and more.
Literary Reference Center - #11 on the Middle School list and #15 on the High School list
Literary Reference Center, page 2
New Georgia Encyclopedia - #14 on the Middle School list and #20 on the High School List
Includes everything Georgia, from pre-history to the present
Excellent companion resource for 8th grade Georgia Studies
Topic or Keyword Search
NoveList K-8 - #11 on the Elementary School list;#15 on the Middle School list; NoveList - #21 on the High School list
NoveList K-8 helps readers find new books based on books they've read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList provides enhanced subject access to over 46,000 fiction titles and full-text book reviews from trusted sources.
NoveList provides enhanced subject access to over 125,000 fiction titles and more than 90,000 full-text book reviews or annotations.
More about NoveList…
And more still…
A great resource for teachers and media specialists
Explore these tools
SIRS Discoverer - #14 on the Elementary list, #17 on the Middle School List
Indexes newspapers, magazines, reference books, photos, and websites
Each article is identified by reading level – easy, moderate, challenging and can be sorted by Lexile score
Reference Shelf and Current Events
SIRS Researcher - #24 on the High School list
Full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political and global issues. In addition to full-text articles, the following are also available: Today's News; Almanac Excerpts; and Maps of the World. Many articles are accompanied by graphics, including charts, maps, diagrams and illustrations.
TOPICsearch (at EBSCOhost) - #26 on the High School list
check, if you want full text
Current event items change
Extensive list of topics
Choose Lexile level
Academic Search Complete - #1 in the Teachers list
An excellent professional resource for graduate school or action research projects
Unless you want to include abstracts, be sure to check Full Text
The more specific you are in your search, the more refined your results will be.
Academic Search Complete
Results are displayed by most recent first
You may need to experiment with search terms to get the results you want
Email article home, to colleague, etc.
EBSCO Images - # 8 on the Teachers list
Over 100,000 images - photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events. Other areas of coverage include contemporary and historical photos of people, places and the natural kingdom.
History Reference Center - #16 in the Teachers list; #12 in the High School list
Enter search terms
Select full text
Select time period
National Science Digital Library - #19 on the Teachers list
Scroll down to see all Pathways:
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Middle School, Multimedia Resources, and Physics & Astronomy
For additional information and training options…
Try the tutorial
Things to Remember When Searching in any Database or Directory:
… Spelling Counts
… “Garbage in, garbage out” –
the more proficient you become using search terms, the better your results will be
… Learn to refine your searches
… Observe all selection options
Full Text, Journal titles, Peer Reviewed, Dates, etc.
…Practice makes perfect
Now, you try it!
All source material from…
Compiled and presented by Pat Wall, Media Specialist,
River Trail Middle School, Fulton County Schools, 2007.