GALILEO Elementary is Live

Announcing GALILEO Elementary
You may have missed the opportunity to preview the new GALILEO Elementary website, but you can check it out now by clicking the “GALILEO Kids” link at the bottom of page in the GALILEO Scholar, Library, High School, or Teen user views or by visiting http://kids.galileo.usg.edu. GALILEO Elementary, designed with user input by Georgia elementary students, includes many features to make the site usable and appealing to younger researchers. Features include:

  • Easy-to-use search box that retrieves content specifically targeted to an elementary user group. On the results page, students will find articles from magazines and reference sources, images, and other features available through EBSCO Discovery Service, the service that powers the Discover GALILEO search in the other user views.
  • Links to best databases for elementary research. Database links are based on an institution’s subscriptions, so users will only see databases they can access. Descriptions hover over database links to make it easy for students to decide which database to choose.
  • Responsive web design. GALILEO Elementary provides an optimal viewing experience on any computer or device screen. The GALILEO Elementary interface, the search results, and Britannica resources are optimized for smartphones. Other resources work well on tablets.
  • Links to special content for educators.

Preliminary feedback has been very positive with users finding the new design “kid friendly” and “much easier for young students to navigate.”

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

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

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Posted on August 27, 2013, in GALILEO and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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