Welcome to a quick tour of GALILEO High School.
GALILEO provides you access to databases with magazines and newspaper articles, encyclopedias, images, videos, activities, and more to help you find reliable research on your topic. There are many ways to find these items. Let’s take a look.
The Search tab allows you to search several databases at one time. Like in Google and other search engines, enter your topic in the search box. Some databases are already selected for you, but you can uncheck some of these if you like. The search results page shows how many articles were returned from each database and lets you change your search if you received too many or too few items.
Click the View button to see the article citation and links to the full text if available. You can go back to GALILEO by clicking the Back button on your browser.
Notice the “More search options” link, which will let you do a more advanced search of many GALILEO databases.
You can also go directly to any of the databases for more features and search options. For example, SIRS Issues Researcher includes many features and options for researching leading social issues that you may not see unless you go directly to the SIRS Issues Researcher database and search there.
If you are only looking for images, go to the Images search to look only in databases containing images. You can also search for links to websites as well as encyclopedia articles.
Another way to find databases and articles on your topic is to use the Browse by Subject tab. If you were thinking about a career in nursing here in Georgia, you could choose College and Careers and then Education in Georgia.
The Subject Search tab lets you search several databases specifically for this topic. Although searching several databases at once can save you time, note that all of the databases, including GAcollege411 and Student Research Center aren’t on this list.
To see a list of all of the databases for our topic, click on the Articles and Databases tab. Searching individual databases often provides many more features and search options, so don’t forget to check here if you need more information.
The Browse by Type tab guides you to resources with a certain type or format, such as images, primary source documents, and newspapers.
On the Databases A-Z tab, you can see a list of all of your databases, or find one particular database, such as SIRS Issues Researcher or SIRS Discoverer.
One last tip for our tour: the Magazines A-Z tab allows you to find a magazine, including those in full text, in any GALILEO database. The Find It at GALILEO menu will tell you which databases have the magazine in full text.
This concludes this tour of GALILEO High School. If you have any questions, please check GALILEO Help for FAQs or use the Contact Us form to submit a comment.
Thank you and Happy Searching.
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