Hobbies and Interests for the Grown-Ups in GALILEO

Last month, we provided resources to keep students occupied on rainy days during the summer, but we know the adults might want some things to do, too. So, let’s take a look at ways to find hobbies and other personal interests in GALILEO.

The GALILEO Library view includes resources and topics for the general public. K-12 teachers, staff, and students have access to these using the GALILEO password for your school.

Magazines for Hobbies, Fitness, and More
MasterFILE Premier includes magazine articles about many hobbies and interests, such as gardening, entertainment, pets, sewing, cooking, sports, fitness, and more.

To find particular magazines, go to Magazines A-Z and search for it by title or search for a topic. Here are a few examples of magazines you can find in GALILEO: Baseball Digest, Bicycling, Consumer Reports, Country Living Dream Homes, Discover, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, Golf Digest, Harper’s Magazine, House Beautiful, Joe Weider’s Muscle and Fitness, Outdoor Life, People, Runners World, Shape, Skiing, Sports Illustrated, This Old House, Vanity Fair, Woodworker’s Journal.

Travel
If you plan to travel in Georgia, the New Georgia Encyclopedia and GeorgiaInfo are excellent sources of information about cities and towns in Georgia, including history and some points of interest about each place. If you’re traveling outside of Georgia, Encyclopædia Britannica has information about other states and countries, including maps, historical information, quick facts, and places of interest, and MasterFILE Premier includes articles and information about different places for travelers. Also check with your public library for travel guides for an area you’d like to visit.

Ancestry
For those interested in researching their family history, the public libraries in Georgia have access to genealogy resources, such as HeritageQuest Online. Every Georgia citizen has access to GALILEO through his or her public library, so check with your public library to obtain your public library GALILEO password and for other genealogy resources the public library may offer.

History
History buffs may also be interested in Georgia history. New Georgia Encyclopedia, Digital Library of Georgia, and GeorgiaInfo are excellent sources for all things Georgia – past and present, including people, places, culture, and more.

Reading
Finally, NoveList is a great source of recommendations to find books to read on the beach – or anywhere. Just search for a topic or a favorite book and author to find books as well as recommendations for similar books and authors.

As always, if you have questions or comments or need to report any problems with GALILEO resources, please Contact Us.

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

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Posted on May 24, 2012, in GALILEO, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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