Friday, July 11, 2014

Galileo

Yesterday the head librarian of the Euchee Creek Library spoke to the Columbia County Genealogical Society about GalileoGalileo is Georgia’s “virtual library” and is part of the University System of Georgia.  Anyone can access it but if you happen to have a Georgia Library card (PINES) you will have access to a lot of additional databases.  I use Galileo all the time and I never thought about mentioning this resource on the blog since it is Georgia specific, however, many other states have something similar to this so I encourage you to check your own state.  To give you an idea here is a list of Galileo’s databases.  A few things on this list that is of interest to genealogists are the historical newspapers, historical books, ProQuest and HeritageQuest.  If you are in Georgia, you will log in through PINES or you can log in directly using a password that your local library will give you.  The password changes every quarter so I like to log in through PINES.  When you click the Galileo link at the bottom of the PINES page you will then log in using your regular library login information.  If you have never logged into PINES before you will need to contact your local library to get set up.

 

Copyright © 2014 Michele Simmons Lewis

4 comments:

  1. GALILEO has some databases available to "guest" users without a password; this includes many of the historical Georgia newspapers and books. (Not HeritageQuest or any other ProQuest databases.)

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  2. Correct. Anyone can access Galileo but if you happen to have a Georgia library card you get to see more stuff :)

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  4. P.S. Betsy Miller added that the website for North Carolina is NCLIve.org. Betsy posted this on Linkedin and I thought I would add it here. If anyone else would like to post their state's URL that would be great

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