The Tools Available
GALILEO, GIL, Internet, Printed Indexes
Once you know what resources you need, choose the tool that will help you find them. But before we look at where to find the items, let's look at what each tool covers:
GALILEO — Contains primarily periodical databases that cover a variety of subject areas/disciplines. Some are full text. "The Academic Discipline/Subject Categories" in GALILEO are listed on the next page. Many of the GALILEO databases cover only the last 15-20 years.
GIL — Contains primarily books, some government documents, periodical titles, videos and microforms held by University System of Georgia libraries.
Internet — Is a collection of a vast amount of materials. There are no guidelines that limit what may and may not be covered. So, you might find anything ranging from personal Web pages to digitized copies of historical documents to syllabi of college classes.
Printed indexes — Are usually multi-volume sets of books that include citations to articles in magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and sometimes chapters in books or other information. Print indexes generally cover many more years than the GALILEO databases.
Using the various types of materials that might be needed for research, we will now look at which tool is appropriate to use to find the needed materials.