Answered By: Davy Gibbs Last Updated: Jun 01, 2016 Views: 27
You can certainly go straight to GALILEO by clicking on the link in this list: http://library.piedmont.edu/elecreslinks/Browse_Online_Resources_by_Title/G/.
In most cases, however, we recommend a different research strategy, which we feel is easier and more efficient than using GALILEO directly. If you click the Online Resources tab on the Library's homepage, you'll see two boxes: the one on the left asks you to Choose a Subject, and the one on the right asks you to Choose a Type of Content.
Let's say you are conducting research for an education class and you need to find education-related articles. In this instance, you would want to select Education from the Choose a Subject menu. This will take you to an Education Resources page featuring all the online services we offer that relate to the field of education (such as Education Source). By selecting and utilizing resources from this list, you know that your results will be relevant.
Or maybe you need to search specifically for newspaper articles, or dissertations, or images of paintings, etc. That's when you might want to use the Content Type menu under the Online Resources tab.
One more thing: for most undergraduate assignments requiring the support of scholarly articles, Academic Search Complete is a great place to start. It is the single-most comprehensive database in our collection, and can be accessed on most subject pages. You can also find it by clicking the "A" on the Online Resources tab and finding it in the alphabetical list. It is included in GALILEO, but we find that searching it directly is more effective.
Hope this helps! If you run into any difficulties using the method above, or need more specific assistance, please let us know!
Information Services Librarian