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What is GALILEO?

GALILEO is a doorway to a wealth of information. Through it you can potentially access over 150 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 7000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include an encyclopedia, business directories, a collection of over 10,000 full-text books and government publications.

That's a lot of information. Because there's so much, using GALILEO can be a little overwhelming at first. This unit helps you get started.

GIL tells you what books and periodicals a library owns; GALILEO databases tell you what articles are published within those periodicals, plus it opens up another world of information with full-text books and periodicals, reference sources, and links to quality internet sites. Most of GALILEO can even be accessed from home!

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Although GALILEO is not a substitute for a library, it does level the playing field somewhat for students at schools with fewer resources or students in distance education programs.

GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online. It is a project sponsored by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

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