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GIL vs. GALILEO

Should I use GIL or GALILEO?

Use GIL to find books, periodicals, and other materials found in individual libraries.

You find periodicals in GIL. The articles within a periodical in GALILEO

Use GALILEO to find periodical articles. GALILEO indexes articles in thousands of periodicals. Those periodicals could be found in your library, or in a library in Seattle, or only exist in a database on a server in Washington.

GIL does not index periodical articles but it does identify whether a library subscribes to a periodical, and if so, what years it owns.

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