Finding Georgia Authors in GALILEO

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Looking for Georgia authors? Let’s take a look at a few of the resources in GALILEO that can help.

The New Georgia Encyclopedia offers articles about many Georgia authors. Just browse through the Literature section to General Topics to find an overview of literature in Georgia as well as a list of Georgia authors and Georgia works. Several articles include video clips of the authors as well as links to additional resources. Also, check out the 12 Great Works of Georgia Fiction feature for a quick list of famous works about Georgia. GeorgiaInfo also includes a Georgia Authors page. Some of these links go to the New Georgia Encyclopedia article, but some go to the author’s site, while a couple of links, such as those for Sidney Lanier and Margaret Mitchell, provide additional resources.

The Digital Library of Georgia is a good place to look for historical images and other items about Georgia authors. For example, a search for Joel Chandler Harris or Corra Harris reveals an image of the author’s home and links to the full text of some of his or her works. The Reference Shelf section of the Digital Library of Georgia includes a short list of Georgia authors with links to their Georgia Writers Hall of Fame entries as well as the full text of a few chapters of Georgia Authors 2002: A Reference Work, which offers lists of nationally recognized Georgia authors, African American authors of Georgia, and Georgia authors who have published children’s books.

Other language arts resources, such as NoveList and Literary Reference Center, include information about Georgia authors, although there isn’t an easy way to limit searches to Georgia authors. A search for an author name or title of the work in Literary Reference Center generally provides biographical information and reviews of works as well as literary criticism. In some cases, you may also find full-text classics, generally for works in the public domain. Finally, while you can’t limit your search just to authors from Georgia, you can limit your search to works set in Georgia. Just go to the Advanced Search page, leave the search box blank, and type Georgia in the Literary Locale field (you’ll need to scroll down to see it).

NoveList also includes book reviews and recommendations for fiction by Georgia authors. Just search by the author or the title of the work to see these. Also, a search for Georgia will provide results that mention Georgia in the book information, and, by choosing the setting in the Location section on the left of the NoveList screen, you can further limit the search to places in Georgia. Finally, although these lists aren’t limited to Georgia authors, NoveList includes a list of several Georgia book awards, such as the Georgia Children’s Book Award for Children’s Books and Picture Storybooks and the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers.

Please see our handout and a link to the archived webinar for more information.

As always, if you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Article and search links may not work off site. Click the database name first for access.

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:
New Georgia Encyclopedia:
Digital Library of Georgia:
Literary Reference Center:
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Images from the New Georgia Encyclopedia
Authors pictured from left to right: Flannery O’Connor, Joel Chandler Harris, James Dickey, Raymond Andrews, Margaret Mitchell, Anthony Grooms


Posted on November 29, 2010, in GALILEO. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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