Archive for the ‘GIL (Libraries Catalog)’ Category

PIN access for GIL Express – 1/19/10

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - Viki Timian

Beginning Jan. 19th users will need their PIN to make GIL Express requests through the Universal Catalog (https://giluc.usg.edu/). If you have already gotten your PIN through GIL’s My Account page (https://gil.uga.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=pbLogon) you do not need another one.  You will use the same PIN for GIL Express that you use to access ...

Have You Tried GILFind?

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 - phoebe

This past semester, the UGA Libraries introduced the beta version of a new search interface for the GIL catalog.  Called GILFind, this interface provides a more inclusive search with keywords or phrases, and then allows you to narrow the search results by topic, call number area, format, author, language, location, ...

Question of the Week: Limiting a GIL Search

Monday, October 19th, 2009 - phoebe

A student asked if it was possible to browse our collection of DVDs; she was looking for documentaries on a subject, but didn't know of any specific titles, and a keyword search of GIL seemed to return only books. In fact, you can limit a search of the GIL catalog by ...

Library Lingo: Festschrift

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 - phoebe

Festschrift is one of those great German "portmanteau" (or "suitcase") words.  Fest means "celebration" and schrift is a "written thing,"  and a Festschrift is a publication celebrating something - most often a distinguished senior academic's birthday (65th, 70th, or older!) or retirement.  Often a Festschrift is an edited book that ...

Government documents links in GIL

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 - Kristin Nielsen

Last week the U.S. Government Printing Office's (GPO) PURL server failed, disrupting access to online U.S. government documents. "PURL" stands for persistent URL - these are the links that start with http://purl.access.gpo.gov... and are listed in associated GIL records as "Online Text." While GPO is in the process ...

Question of the Week: How do I get Dissertations?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 - phoebe

New graduate students have a high level of interest in finding and getting copies of dissertations - maybe so they can see what others are doing! Searching for Dissertations Electronic Theses and Dissertations (University of Georgia) - in GALILEO Search for dissertations and theses completed at UGA since 1999; some are available ...

GIL “My Account” Login Change

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 - Kristin Nielsen

In an ongoing effort to eliminate all non-essential uses of the Social Security Number, logging in to your GIL “My Account” using the SSN is no longer available. To login, use the complete barcode number on your UGACard or UGA ID. Most barcodes begin with 627541 810. Questions? Please ask ...

Question of the Week: From Citation to Full-Text Article

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - phoebe

Wait, what's a citation? A citation is the information about a scholarly resource: author's name, title, source (journal or book or whatever), page numbers, year.  It's the information you include in the bibliography when you write a paper, and it's the information a GALILEO database will give you when you do ...

Library Lingo: Bindery

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - phoebe

What is the Bindery? Sometimes you will see "bindery" listed as a location in the online GIL catalog.  This most often occurs with print journals, and most often appears in the spring.  Why?  A print journal may arrive at the library quarterly, monthly, or even more often than that.  The individual ...

Question of the Week: NetLibrary E-books Off Campus

Thursday, March 26th, 2009 - phoebe

You are off-campus, searching in the GIL catalog, and find an e-book you want to look at.  But when you click through you can't get in! Getting to NetLibrary e-books from off campus takes a few steps. First, go to NetLibrary through GALILEO. You'll get asked for the GALILEO password (what's that?) - ...