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behold: here cometh the dreamer

"behold: here cometh the dreamer"

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., theater director Mical Whitaker has assembled local artists and the area’s most distinctive voices to bring to life the words of poets such as Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Maya Angelou, and Jill Scott. This special event is an inspirational fusion of music and spoken word performances. Come and enjoy this unique multimedia mash-up made for the Whitaker Black Box Theater.

Feb. 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Whitaker Black Box Theater (Averitt Center for the Arts)
Tickets are $12.

This event is exclusively sponsored by the Zach S. Henderson Library.


Library Resource Updates for January

The University Libraries are happy to announce the following updates to our collections:

 

GALILEO Upgrades Three EBSCO Databases
GALILEO has upgraded the following three databases for all USG institutions, including Georgia Southern University. These databases have been updated accordingly on the Library website:

 

Georgia Antebellum Newspapers Are Now Freely Available Online
As part of a $14,495 grant from the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation, the Digital Library of Georgia has digitized approximately 53,930 pages of Georgia newspaper titles published prior to 1861 from microfilm held by the Georgia Newspaper Project. The project creates full-text searchable versions of the newspapers and presents them online for free in its Georgia Historic Newspapers database in accordance with technical guidelines developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress for the National Digital Newspaper Program. For more information, see the Digital Library of Georgia blog.

138 pre-Civil War titles have been digitized from the following Georgia cities: Albany, Americus, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Auraria, Calhoun, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cassville, Clarkesville, Columbus, Covington, Cuthbert, Darien, Forsyth, Ft. Hawkins, Greensboro, Griffin, Hamilton, Louisville, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Mount Zion, Newnan, Oglethorpe, Penfield, Petersburg, Rome, Savannah, Sparta, Thomaston, Thomasville, Warrenton, and Washington.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers database is available via the A-Z Database List, GIL-Find, and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

 

For more information, Ask Us!

  • Zach S. Henderson Library: Contact the Research Services Desk at 912-478-5645.
  • Lane Library: Contact the Reference Desk at 912-344-3026.

 


Therapy Dogs Return for Finals Week

Therapy Dogs Dec 2018The Therapy Dogs will return to Henderson Library’s atrium! Stop by Monday, December 3rd through Wednesday, December 5th, from 5:15 to 6:15p.m. to visit with these lovable dogs.

Co-sponsored by Henderson Library and the Georgia Southern Circle K Club.Circle K logo


Library Resource Updates for Late November

The Georgia Southern University Libraries are happy to announce the following updates to our collections:

 

Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities is now Cabells Whitelist
Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities is now Cabells Whitelist. Cabells Whitelist helps researchers find the right academic journal to publish their research. This database maintains current information on active calls for papers, submission guidelines, submission contact information, e-mail addresses, websites, information about time to review/press, impact factors, and more.

Cabells Whitelist is available via the Libraries’ A-Z Database List, the GIL-Find Catalog, and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

 

ProQuest Congressional is now U.S. Congressional Serial Set
ProQuest Congressional is now U.S. Congressional Serial Set, which is available via the Libraries’ A-Z Database List, the GIL-Find Catalog, and Discover @ Georgia Southern. The link to ProQuest Congressional will be removed from the Libraries’ A-Z database list on December 31, 2018. Please start using the new link to U.S. Congressional Serial Set now.

 

Update: CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
OCLC will discontinue access to the CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) database via WorldCat FirstSearch and WorldCat Discovery on December 31, 2018. The expansion of online access to this type of content in recent years has increased researchers’ access to images in art museums, replacing the need for a discrete database such as CAMIO.

CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) will remain available via a proprietary platform via the Libraries’ A-Z Database List, the GIL-Find Catalog, and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

 

Cancelled: Physical Education Index
The University Libraries support Georgia Southern University by providing access to information, collections, and services designed to meet the scholarly needs of the University and the general public. As part of this effort, the Libraries continually review our database subscriptions to ensure that we provide the best possible mix of resources and research tools.

As part of this review, Physical Education Index was identified for cancellation effective upon expiration of the University’s current contract. Access to Physical Education Index will end December 31, 2018, at which time all links and this FAQ post will be removed from the library website. For alternative resources, please contact the University Libraries.

 

For more information, Ask Us!

  • Zach S. Henderson Library: Contact the Research Services Desk at 912-478-5645.
  • Lane Library: Contact the Reference Desk at 912-344-3026.

 


Library Resource Updates for November

The Georgia Southern University Libraries are happy to announce the following updates to our collections:

 

New Resource: Visible Body Apps
Thanks to generous funding from the Student Technology Fee Committee, the Libraries now offer the Visible Body suite of apps. Visible Body provides a comprehensive set of anatomy and physiology learning and visualization tools. Visible Body Apps is available via the the A-Z Database ListGIL-Find (Library Catalog), and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

For more information about each of the Libraries’ Visible Body apps, including instructions for installation on supported devices, see the following support sites:

 

Georgiainfo
Georgiainfo is no longer being updated or maintained by the Digital Library of Georgia. The Libraries will remove all links to Georgiainfo on Monday, December 3rd, 2018. For alternative resources, please contact your liaison librarian.

 

FDsys Is Now govinfo
Launched February 2016, govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) and provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. See what’s available, including information on individual publications or collections of content, or view an alphabetical list of collections, publications, other resources, and external partner sites.

FDsys has now been replaced by govinfo. The Libraries will remove all links to FDsys on Monday, December 3rd, 2018. Please begin using govinfo now, which is available via the A-Z Database List, GIL-Find (Library Catalog), and Discover @ Georgia Southern.

FDsys provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and federal agencies and preserved as technology changes.

 

EBSCO Now Supports Diacritics
Discover @ Georgia Southern and the Libraries’ other EBSCOhost databases now supports searching with diacritics. Researchers are able to use the appropriate diacritic mark for specific words in their native language, allowing more precise search results. A diacritic is a mark that indicates pronunciation of a word. Sometimes a diacritic indicates a different word in the same language. Examples include:

  • Campaña (Spanish “campaign”) vs. Campana (Spanish “bell”)
  • Höra (Swedish “to listen”) vs. Hora (Spanish “hour”)

 

For more information, Ask Us!

  • Zach S. Henderson Library: Contact the Research Services Desk at 912-478-5645.
  • Lane Library: Contact the Reference Desk at 912-344-3026.