Changes in GALILEO for FY04

State budget restrictions have created changes in the GALILEO resources available to Pullen Library and all University System of Georgia institutions. While a number of databases will no longer be accessible, a number of positive changes have also resulted.

Please contact your subject liaison for advice on which databases are appropriate for searching for items covered in cancelled databases.


GALILEO’s core EBSCOhost databases remain available. Additionally, University System of Georgia institutions now receive the MLA International Bibliography, CINAHL, and AGRICOLA through EBSCOhost, replacing the FirstSearch version of those databases. Through EBSCO’s SmartLinks feature, users now have direct access from citations to any corresponding full-text articles in Academic Search Premier.

EBSCO will introduce an updated search interface later this summer, and some details of the upgrade are currently available at


GALILEO’s core ProQuest databases are undergoing some changes this year.

Publications currently available in full-text through EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier will be removed from ProQuest Research Library in the coming months, resulting in a database that includes only ProQuest’s unique full-text titles.

ABI/INFORM databases now feature links to Hoover’s Online company information.

Literature Online Reference Edition, the Chadwyck-Healey database of literary criticism, reference, and biography, will be added later in July.

Full-text databases of the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times will appear on GALILEO’s database menus soon.

ProQuest will introduce an updated interface later this summer. A preview is available at


Many FirstSearch databases have been cancelled. Beginning July 2, only the following FirstSearch databases will be accessible to USG until the current pool of search credits is depleted: Alternative Press Index, Applied Science and Technology Index, Art Index, BasicBIOSIS, EconLit, Education Index, Essay and General Literature Index, General Science Index, Library Literature, and PAIS International. At the current rate of searching, we expect access to these databases to continue for one to two months.

We will continue to have access to FirstSearch’s base package of databases, which includes the following: ArticleFirst, ERIC, GPO Monthly Catalog, MEDLINE, OCLC Union List of Periodicals, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, World Almanacs, and WorldCat. Because access to this database package is provided by annual subscription, these databases will remain accessible throughout the fiscal year.

FirstSearch will introduce a new user interface on July 13.

The FirstSearch Databases that are no longer available are:

  • Arts and Humanities Search
  • Biography Index
  • Biological and Agricultural Index
  • Biology Digest
  • Book Review Digest
  • Business & Industry
  • Business Organizations Directory
  • Consumers Index
  • DataTimes
  • Disclosure Corporate Snapshots
  • FactSearch
  • Humanities Index
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
  • Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
  • MDX Health Digest
  • Media Review Digest
  • Readers’ Guide Abstracts
  • Social Sciences Index
  • Wilson Business Abstracts
  • Worldscope GLOBAL

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