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Library Resource Updates for June

The University Libraries announce the following updates to our collections:


Educational Research Abstracts Online
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, Educational Research Abstracts Online has been identified for cancellation effective immediately. All links to Educational Research Abstracts Online will be removed from the library website June 21st, 2019.

HighWire, MedlinePlus (at National Institutes of Medicine / National Institutes of Health), and NAICS
Also, as part of the University Libraries’ effort to provide support for Open Access resources that meet the scholarly needs of the University and the general public, the Libraries continually review the Open Access databases we include on our A-Z database list.

As part of this review, HighWire, MedlinePlus (at National Institutes of Medicine / National Institutes of Health), and NAICS have been identified for removal from the Libraries’ A-Z database list effective June 21st, 2019. These resources will remain available via the GIL-Find catalog, Discover @ Georgia Southern, and select library guides.


For more information, Ask Us!

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

Resource Update: WorldCat (at OCLC FirstSearch)

The University Libraries will continue to provide access to WorldCat (at OCLC FirstSearch) after GALILEO discontinues support for this resource on July 1, 2019.

As previously announced, GALILEO is ending support for FirstSearch on July 1, 2019 in order to better align the consortium’s resources with USG partner institutions’ needs and to support new initiatives. Given the value of this resource to the University community and savings realized through this and other recent subscription changes at GALILEO, the University Libraries is able to continue access to this resource.

WorldCat (at OCLC FirstSearch) is available via the University Libraries’ A-Z Database List, the GIL-Find Catalog, and Discover @ Georgia Southern. Furthermore, the Libraries will continue to support access to the free version of WorldCat, which is available on the A-Z database list and at https://www.worldcat.org/.

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.

 


New Database: Westlaw Campus Research: Law

As previously announced, GALILEO is replacing Nexis Uni with Westlaw Campus Research: Law. GALILEO is undertaking this change to better align resources with partner institutions’ needs and in order to support new initiatives.

Westlaw Campus Research: Law is a legal research database that provides an array of interconnected primary and analytical law content to help students get a more complete understanding of the issue they’re studying. Additionally, Campus Research provides access to thousands of analytical resources including American Jurisprudence, 2d., American Law Reports, and more than 800 law reviews and journals from law schools across the country.

Westlaw Campus Research: Law is now available via the University Libraries’ A-Z Database List, the GIL-Find Catalog, and Discover @ Georgia Southern. Access to Nexis Uni will end July 1st, at which time all links to Nexis Uni will be removed from the library website. Please monitor GALILEO Planet News for more information.

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.

 


GS Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, May 14th.

Georgia Southern University Libraries logoIn order to better serve you, the Georgia Southern University Libraries (Lane Library, Armstrong Learning Commons, Henderson Library) will be closed on Tuesday, May 14 for professional development. Please see the calendar for opening times of each location the next day.


Upcoming Changes to GALILEO Resources

Please note changes to the following GALILEO resources, which are scheduled to take effect during the summer. GALILEO is undertaking these changes to better align resources with partner institutions’ needs and in order to support new initiatives. Please monitor GALILEO Planet News for more information.

 

GALILEO Is Replacing Nexis Uni with Westlaw Legal
GALILEO will replace Nexis Uni with Westlaw Legal during the early summer, likely in May or June. Access to Nexis Uni will end July 1st, at which time all links will be removed from the library website. The University Libraries will announce Westlaw Legal as soon as it becomes available.

 

GALILEO Is Cancelling WorldCat Discover, FirstSearch, and FirstSearch Databases
Access to WorldCat Discover, FirstSearch, and the following FirstSearch Databases will end July 1st, at which time all links will be removed from the library website. The University Libraries may subscribe to FirstSearch as funding allows. The Libraries will continue to support access to the free version of WorldCat, which is available via the Libraries’ A-Z database list and online at https://www.worldcat.org/.  For alternative resources, please contact your Library Liaison.

FirstSearch databases affected by this change (most resources available via WorldCat.org or other library databases):

  • ArchiveGrid
  • ArticleFirst
  • Electronic Books
  • ERIC (resources available via EBSCOhost and gov)
  • GPO Monthly Catalog (resources available via govinfo)
  • MEDLINE (resources available via EBSCOhost and Web of Science)
  • OAIster
  • PapersFirst
  • ProceedingsFirst
  • WorldCat Discover (not WorldCat.org)
  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

 

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.