GALILEO offers several options for libraries to customize the GALILEO interface for their users and provide access to GALILEO content in flexible ways.
GALILEO Menu Customization
Libraries can work with GALILEO to create a single place for their users to access all of their online library resources through the GALILEO Local Resource Integration (GLRI) toolkit.
Customizing Find It @ GALILEO (SFX Local Resource Integration)
Libraries can work with GALILEO to incorporate their locally-purchased resources into the Find It @ GALILEO service. If your institution is interested in participating, please see the SFX Local Resource Integration workform (SFX-LRI) to begin the process.
Express Links are URLs that point directly to individual databases or lists of databases within GALILEO, bypassing the GALILEO homepage.
Here are some of the many ways that you can use GALILEO Express Links:
- Bookmark GALILEO databases or subject categories.
- Add direct links for GALILEO databases to your library website.
- Add direct links for GALILEO databases to online courses or course websites.
- Email direct links for GALILEO databases to patrons.
- Create innovative pathfinders by incorporating direct links to GALILEO resources.
More information on Express Links can be found here:
Persistent Links to Articles
Persistent links to articles can be created using the Find Cited Article Tool within Journals A-Z or Magazines A-Z. See the Creating Direct Links to Articles handout for step-by-step instructions on capturing persistent links to articles using the Find Cited Articles tool.
You can also capture direct links to articles from EBSCO databases. The “Persistent Link to Article” appears in the article record after clicking on an article title from an EBSCO result list. The EBSCO persistent link will work for both on and off-campus users.
The Digital Library of Georgia resources and the New Georgia Encyclopedia also offer direct linking capabilities to content in their digital collections related to the history and culture of Georgia.
Other vendors may also offer links that persist for shorter periods of time – 48 hours to 90 days.
Use of persistent links off-campus may require a campus proxy or setting a cookie via GALILEO.
Persistent Links to Journals and Magazines
Persistent links to journals and magazines can be created using the Journals A-Z or Magazines A-Z feature from your GALILEO homepage. After browsing or searching for a journal and selecting a journal from the result list, you will be taken to a Find It @ GALILEO menu. This menu will offer you a service called “Save Persistent URL or Citation.” Clicking on this link will pop up a window that provides you with the persistent link to the journal. The URL is known as an OpenURL and may be quite long. It can be shortened by entering it into the TinyURL service. See the Creating Direct Links to GALILEO Journals and Magazines handout for step-by-step instructions.
GALILEO Homepage Links to Your Library
The following links can be placed on your GALILEO homepage upon request via the Contact Us form:
- Link to Ask a Librarian (requires local email contact)
- Link to Library Catalog
- Link to Library Website
Access to GALILEO via Course Management Systems, Campus Portals, and Library Patron Accounts
Seamless access to GALILEO for users that have already authenticated into campus portals (e.g., Luminis, UPortal, Novell), course management systems (e.g., WebCT and Blackboard), and library patron accounts is available, subject to verification that the referring site meets security requirements. Request more information via the Contact Us form.