Answered By: Davy Gibbs Last Updated: Oct 12, 2020 Views: 57
You can certainly go straight to GALILEO by clicking on the link in this list: https://libguides.piedmont.edu/az.php?a=g.
In most cases, however, we recommend a different research strategy, which we feel is easier and more efficient than using GALILEO directly. If you click the Online Research tab on the Library's homepage, you'll see two options: you can Choose a Subject or search alphabetically By Name.
Let's say you are conducting research for an education class and you need to find education-related articles. In this instance, you would want to select Education from the Choose a Subject menu. This will take you to an Education Resources page featuring all the online services we offer that relate to the field of education (such as Education Source, a great place to start). By selecting and utilizing resources from this list, you know that your results will be relevant.
If you need to search specifically for newspaper articles, or dissertations, or images of paintings, etc., you might want to use the format Type menu, which you can find at the top of the list of resources.
If you already know the name of the resource you need, simply click on the corresponding letter under the Online Research tab and find it in the alphabetical list.
One more thing: for most undergraduate assignments requiring the support of scholarly articles, Academic Search Complete is a great place to start. It is the single-most comprehensive database in our collection, and can be accessed on most subject pages. You can also find it by clicking the "A" on the Online Research tab and finding it in the alphabetical list. It is included in GALILEO, but we find that searching it directly is more effective.
Hope this helps! If you run into any difficulties using the method above, or need more specific assistance, please let us know!
Information Services Librarian