Where is the Library?

The Library on the Americus Campus is located in Hicks Hall Room 115, across the hall from Culinary Arts.

The Library at the Crisp County Center is located in Room A37, across from the main entrance and reception desk.

Who may use the Library?

SGTC students as well as members of the community may use the Library.

Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the Library.

Do you have a card catalog?

Information about the items in the library collection is available in the online catalog:  southgatech.edu/library-catalog

What is GALILEO?

GALILEO stands forGeorgiA LIbraryLEarning Online, a web-based virtual library sponsored by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Through GALILEO SGTC has access to almost three hundred databases, which index thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Full-text articles from thousands of periodicals are available. GALILEO’s databases also include reference works, business directories, government publications, and literary resources.

GALILEO is not a search engine like Google or Yahoo!, which allow their users to search sites across the Internet for information. Instead, GALILEO serves as an organized gateway to selected resources. GALILEO’s licensed, commercial databases provide access to information of recognized authority: articles from scholarly journals and major publications, reference sources by major information providers, and other valuable resources

What resources are available in GALILEO?

GALILEO has over 100 full text databases that contain full-text from 10,000 newspapers, magazines, and journals.

Some databases such as Academic Complete or Research Library cover a wide range of topics.

Other databases may focus on one particular subject such as criminal justice, biology, or psychology.

How can I find a full text article in GALILEO?

  1. Go to the GALILEO Home Page: http://www.galileo.usg.edu
  2. Enter your search term in the box at the top of the page and then press the enter key.
  3. You will be presented with a list items that match you search term. On the left-hand side of the screen, you see should a section entitled: “Limit to.” In that section, click on the box for “full text.”
  4. Your list of results will now only show full text articles.

What is the password for GALILEO?

The password changes for GALILEO changes every semester. Call the Library for the current password: 229-931-2562.

What resources are available in the Library?

The Library contains books, magazines, newspapers, and computers for student use. A Wi-Fi connection is available for students to access the Internet with their personal devices.

Is there a limit to the number of books that I can check out?

There is no set limit on the number of books that can be checked out. In certain circumstances, the library staff may ask students to limit the number of books they want to check out.

How long is the checkout period for books?

Books may be checked out for a period of two weeks and renewed for a period of two weeks.

Can I access library resources when I am off campus?

You can access the resources in GALILEO from off–campus if you have the current password. The password may be obtained by calling the Library at 229-931-2562.

Do I need to use a password or show an ID to use the Library computers?

SGTC students do not need to show an ID to use the library computers.

Do you charge for printing a class assignment?

There is no cost for printing one copy a class assignment in the Library. Multiple copies of an assignment should be made on the copy machine at a cost of 10 cents per page.

Do you have a copy machine?

Yes. Copies can be made at a cost of ten cents per page.

Can I fax or email documents from the Library?

Yes. The Xerox machine has the capabilities to fax documents and to scan documents and send them to someone by email. There is no charge for either of these services.

Do you have a color printer in the Library?


What is APA format?

The American Psychological Association (APA) has developed a number of recommendations for formatting a research paper, citing sources, and preparing a list of references.

APA format style is most commonly used for the preparation of research papers in the area of the social sciences. Rules have been established for the overall format of a research papers, the proper way to cite sources in the paper and at the end of the paper, and the correct way to format the reference page.

Some classes at SGTC require a research paper to be written using APA format.

What is an eBook?

An eBook is a publication in electronic text which can be read on a computer or personal electronic device. SGTC students have access to over 100,000 eBooks in GALILEO.

What is a database?

A database is a collection of information in electronic format that has been stored on a computer in such a way that information can be quickly and easily found.

What is a peer-reviewed/scholarly journal?

Scholarly journals publish articles written by experts in their field which have been reviewed by other experts in that field. This process is known as peer review.

In academic publishing, the goal of peer review is to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in a scholarly journal. Before an article is deemed appropriate to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, it must undergo the following process:

Because a peer-reviewed journal will not publish articles that fail to meet the standards established for a given discipline, peer-reviewed articles that are accepted for publication exemplify the best research practices in a field.

How can I obtain an article from a peer-reviewed/scholarly journal?

  1. Go to the GALILEO Home Page: http://www.galileo.usg.edu.
  2. Enter your search term in the box at the top of the page and then press the enter key.
  3. You will be presented with a list items that match you search term. On the left-hand side of the screen, you should a section entitled: “Limit to.” In that section, click on the box for “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed).”
  4. Your list of results will now only show peer-reviewed/scholarly articles.