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Welcome to

GeorgiaLibrary Learning Online

for K-12 Schools

www.galileo.usg.edu


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

Social Sciences

News/Facts

Reference


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

of the

available

resources …


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

Teacher Resources

Keyword Search

Regular Features

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.

Keyword Search


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.


SIRS Researcher


TOPICsearch (at EBSCOhost) - #26 on the High School list

Keyword search

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…


OR…

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!

www.galileo.usg.edu

All source material from…

Compiled and presented by Pat Wall, Media Specialist,

River Trail Middle School, Fulton County Schools, 2007.


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