Two–Minute Tour of GALILEO Scholar

Welcome to the two-minute tour of GALILEO Scholar.

Got a paper due tomorrow?

Need information for your class project?

Well, you’re in the right place.

GALILEO provides you access to databases, journals, and library catalogs to help you find reliable articles and information on your topic.

There are multiple ways to locate these items.

Let’s take a look.

The Search tab provide you with opportunities for searching across several databases at one time.

Like in Google and other search engines, enter your search terms in the boxes provided.

You can then limit your results to either full text or peer-reviewed articles.

By default, several general subject databases are selected for your searching.

Select “Show more databases” to see more options.

The search results page offers you an opportunity for refining your search and also indicates how many results were returned for each database.

Let’s view a result.

Clicking on View will bring you to the page that shows you the article’s citation and possibly offers a link to the full text.

Another way to find databases and articles on your topic is to use the Browse by Subject tab.

Since our research topic today is “civil rights” and “journalism,” let’s choose Social Sciences area and Sociology.

The first option is a sociology-specific search as you can see from the databases that are selected by default.

If you would rather search individual databases, click on the Articles and Databases tab to see a ranked listing of all resources with information on your topic.

That’s all the time we have for now, but feel free to explore on your own.

If you have problems or questions, simply contact us.


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