Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Check out Georgia's Historic Books

The Georgia Historic Books database contains full-text, fully searchable books related to Georgia's history and culture. Most are from the 19th to early 20th century and focus on Georgia history, biography, and literature.

The database contains approximately 300 selected books and is part of the Digital Library of Georgia. The digitized books have been selected using bibliographies on Georgia history and in consultation with historians, librarians, and other experts on the literature and history of Georgia. The focus of the selection favors history, biography, and literature, but other subject areas related to Georgia are also included. The books may deal with Georgia history as a subject, or they may have been important for the cultural and intellectual development of the state.

To see a list of all books currently available, please choose the option for "Browse by Title, Author, or Date" in the database. For help in searching Georgia's Historic Books, please see the Digital Library of Georgia's Help Menus.

Happy Searching!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Reading: GALILEO Planet News

GALILEO Planet News is an online newsletter about GALILEO's many collections and services. Free to all GALILEO users, GALILEO Planet News offers many helpful suggestions on how you can use GALILEO both in your classes and in your daily lives.

For example, on May 18th, GALILEO Planet News celebrated May as being the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by providing links to several health and fitness magazines that are available to you online through GALILEO. It also listed links to several GALILEO databases that contain articles and fact sheets about exercise and fitness. For more information, please see: http://about.galileo.usg.edu/news/entry/go_get_fit/.

GALILEO Planet News also provides space for you to officially become a fan of GALILEO by writing about why you think that GALILEO is so great! For example, Ruth, one GALILEO Fan, wrote that GALILEO "finds absolutely everything." All of GALILEO's fan mail is put into an online scrapbook and also is posted on GALILEO Planet News.

For information about what GALILEO can offer to you, please check out the GALILEO Planet News and Ask a Librarian!

Happy Searching!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Access the Chronicle of Higher Education From Anywhere--Even With Your Smart Phone

CSU Libraries are proud to announce that you can now access premium content posted at Chronicle.com from off campus without having to log into GALILEO first!

With the new e-mail domain access, all that you need to do to access the Chronicle of Higher Education from off campus is to set up a free Chronicle account using your @columbusstate.edu e-mail address. A Chronicle account can be created by going to Chronicle.com and clicking on the "create" link at the top, right-hand side of the webpage.

Additionally, with a Chronicle account, you can access premium content from your smart phone. You can also sign up for any of the Chronicle's free e-newsletters, such as Academe Today, Chronicle Review, the Global Edition and also receive job alerts and participate in the Chronicle forums.

To access the Chronicle of Higher Education, please simply go to http://chronicle.com. You can also access it via GALILEO.

For more information, please contact CSU Libraries at: 706-568-2042 or Ask a Librarian.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Love The Journey: Study Abroad Perspectives Through Art

CSU Student Emily Wagner

CSU Libraries, in collaboration with the Center for International Studies and the Department of Visual Arts, opened its new Schwob Library First Floor Art Gallery on May 4th with the exhibit "Love The Journey: Study Abroad Perspectives Through Art." The exhibit, curated by art major and Study Abroad participant Emily Wagner, features photographs taken by CSU students during their participation in CSU's various Study Abroad programs. Assisting Wagner in organizing the exhibit was CSU Study Abroad coordinator Maggie Miller. The black-and-white and color photographs portray people, architecture, landscape, and artistic performances from France and England to Mexico, and Japan.

The Schwob Library Art Gallery is the result of a collaboration between CSU librarians, and CSU Corn Center Gallery Director Hannah Israel. The purpose of the Gallery is twofold: to enhance the atmosphere of the Schwob Library Information Commons area, and to provide CSU students with a venue to exhibit their art. The current exhibit, in place until mid-June, is open to the public and is free of charge. CSU Libraries invite all CSU faculty, staff, and students to stop by the Main Campus Library and view the photographs produced by these talented CSU students.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

EBSCOHost Goes Mobile

Now you can research "on the go" with EBSCOHost Mobile!

EBSCOHost Mobile Academic brings the EBSCOhost interface to your smartphone.

EBSCOhost Mobile offers the following features:

  • Basic Searching
  • HTML and PDF Full Text
  • Search Modes
  • Limiters
  • Image Quick View
  • Image Collections (depending on database)
  • E-mailing Articles
  • Preferences
  • Multi-Database Searching
EBSCOHost Mobile has been customized for GALILEO Users. For more information, please see: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=zbda.

Late Breaking News: EBSCOHost has just announced its new iPhone App!

The convenience and rich functionality of the iPhone app enables users to:
  • Choose which databases to search
  • Limit results to full text or peer reviewed
  • Sort by relevance or date
  • Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
  • Save results for offline access at a later date
  • Email results to self or others
  • Retrieve their most recent 25 search results
  • Browse a “cover flow” display of search results

To download the EBSCOhost app, access EBSCOhost as you typically would via GALILEO. Click the link at the bottom of any EBSCOhost page to email yourself the download instructions, access key and a link to the app store.

Happy Searching!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shelby Smith: New to CSU Archives

On May 9th, Ms. Shelby Smith joined CSU Archives as an Archival Assistant.

Ms. Smith has just completed a Masters of Arts in Historical Administration and Public History, focusing on Historical Records Management, from Florida State University. She holds a BA in Anthropology with minors in history and music from Mercer University in Macon, GA.

Prior to joining CSU, Shelby was a processing archivist at FSU, an archives intern at the State Library and Archives of Florida, and worked as part of a team of researchers to nominate Tallahassee's canopy roads to the National Register of Historic Places. She is a member of the Society of Georgia Archivists and the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.

Please join the Libraries and Archives in welcoming Shelby Smith to CSU!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Downtime for the ProQuest Databases

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on May 5, 2011. A two (2) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 10:00 p.m. to Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 12:00 midnight.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

CSU Libraries apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

For more information, please contact CSU Libraries.

Database of the Month: kcdlonline


The Kraus Curriculum Development Library (kcdlonline) is a continuously updated, searchable database that brings together educational objectives, content, instructional strategies, and evaluative techniques for all subjects covered in PreK-12 and Adult Basic Education. With a growing database of nearly 5,000 curriculum documents, kcdlonline provides you with a direct link to the curricula you need and contact information on the agencies that issue the curricula.

The Kraus Curriculum Development Library in this online version comprises over 50,000 current pages of text submitted by educational agencies for easy access and reference. Documents from the 20th edition forward are available in a PDF format. You can view these PDFs directly from the kcdlonline web site with Adobe Acrobat Reader software. (Suggestion: For faster processing and viewing, we recommend that you download the files to your local hard drive for convenient viewing.)

In addition to this KCDL database, over 400 of the documents included in past editions of KCDL are available through kcdlonline's hyperlinks to the issuing agencies' web sites.

For more information about kcdlonline, please see its Tips and Tricks page or contact CSU Libraries.

Happy Searching!

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