Meet GALILEO: An Introduction to Georgia’s Virtual Library for New Teachers and Media Specialists

GALILEO High SchoolA new school year brings new teachers, media specialists, and administrators to Georgia schools, all needing an introduction to GALILEO. Here are a few bite-sized facts to help new educators get to know GALILEO.

What is GALILEO?

What can you do in GALILEO?

Take a quick walk-through

  1. Go to the GALILEO website at http://www.galileo.usg.edu
  2. At the top of the page, click on the link to High School, Teen (Middle School), or ElementaryChoose portal
  3. Select a subject category (High School and Teen; Elementary users skip to next step). Most databases available through GALILEO appear in multiple categories. For example, you will see the Britannica encyclopedia appropriate for your grade level in most categories since it has information on all topicsSelect subject
  4. Select a database by clicking on any of the blue links. Each database has its own interface with features to help you use the content thereChoose a database
  5. Search for any topic you choose and explore the different features offered by the databaseSearch
  6. Return to the GALILEO homepage and click on Help in the top right corner. Here you will find information on joining the GALILEO e-mail list, materials and canned presentations, training information on webinars and archived sessions, and other support

How does GALILEO compare to Google?
Every year media specialists ask, “How do we encourage our students (teachers, administrators, others) to use GALILEO instead of Google?” Feel free to copy the GALILEO vs Google handout to share with others at your school.

The GALILEO support staff are happy to help you with any problems or questions you have regarding technical issues, content, usage, or other topics. Click on the Contact Us link in the top right corner of the home page.

GALILEO Staff
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

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Posted on August 2, 2011, in GALILEO and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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