The SGTC Library has a collection of printed resources which includes books, reference materials, magazines, and newspapers. Some of these resources relate directly to the programs taught directly at SGTC, others provide information about a variety of different topics, and some fall under the category of reading for pleasure.
SGTC has access to a very large collection of online library resources through GALILEO: GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online. GALILEO contains 293 databases, the full text of over 10,000 periodical, and over 120,000 eBooks. GALILEO can be accessed at: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/
The Library provides computers for students to perform research and complete classroom assignments. Microsoft Office software is available for student use in the Library: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. An open WiFi connection is available in the Library which allows students to access the network through their personal devices.
Printers are available for student use. There is no charge to make one copy of a document. Multiple copies of the same document can be made at a cost of ten cents per page.
Xerox WorkCentre on the Americus Campus
Students on the Americus can use the Xerox 5945 machine to make copies as well as print documents from the network, send items by fax, and scan documents to pdf format.
The Library staff can help students to perform research or format a paper. Basic help is also available on the use of computers and software.
MOST USEFUL DATABASES IN GALILEO
GALILEO contains 292 different databases.
Here is a list of the databases that would be most helpful to SGTC students:
The combination of products forms a business database package that offers full-text titles covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary scholarly database on a wide variety of subjects, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals.
Automobile Repair Reference Center
The Auto Repair Reference Center database includes automotive repair information for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles as far back as 1945.
Biographies from Encyclopaedia Britannica
Biographies from Encyclopaedia Britannica provides access to hundreds of biographies on famous historical and contemporary figures from around the world.
Britannica Learning Zone
Britannica Learning Zone is designed specifically for young learners, pre-k through 2nd grade. Students will find engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities including an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, and effective vocabulary builders.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete provides access to the full text for over 3000 journals covering all aspect of business.
Career & Technical Education
SGTC students can access this database to research virtually any technical topic, including computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
Computers and Computing
This database is a premium resource for those who need access to comprehensive coverage of computer topics.
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.
ProQuest Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
eBooks on EBSCOhost
eBooks at EBSCOhost, formerly known as NetLibrary, provides access to electronic books (eBooks), including reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many university presses, and consumer books that have been converted into digital format.
eBrary Academic Complete
eBrary Academic Complete is a growing, multidisciplinary collection of over 125,000 scholarly e-books. eBrary offers authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas.
This database covers issues involving primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
The Encyclopædia Britannica database includes thousands of articles from the printed Encyclopædia Britannica, including thousands more that are not found in the print set.
The Georgia Code, hosted by LexisNexis, is the compilation of the currently enforceable laws of the state of Georgia.
EBSCO Images consists of over 100,000 images consisting of a wide array of photos and maps, with an emphasis on world news and events.
Job and Career Accelerator
LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance – from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings.
Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, et al.
LexisNexis Academic contains thousands of publications, virtually all include full text. Many types of publications are included: newspapers (in English, other languages, and translations of international papers), legal news, and general interest magazines.
Literary Reference Center
Literary Reference Center™ is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.
Literature Online (LION)
LION (Literature Online) is a full-text library of over 330,000 works of British and American poetry, drama and prose. In addition to literary texts, LION includes biographical sketches of major writers, selected author bibliographies, and critical and reference works.
MasterFILE Elite is a multi-subject database created for a general audience. It includes full text from over 1,000 journals and general magazines covering nearly all subjects.
The Merck Manual (Professional Edition)
The Merck Manuals Professional Edition offers trusted, concise and correct discussions of medical diagnosis and therapy. Content is updated monthly to keep current with changes in medical care.
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is an English-language dictionary available as part of Encyclopædia Britannica Online. It includes definitions (with the most recent meaning listed last), examples of use, pronunciations, etymologies, and synonyms.
NoveList is an online readers’ advisory tool that helps readers find new books based on books they’ve read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList provides enhanced subject access to over 125,000 fiction titles and more than 90,000 full-text book reviews or annotations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The profiles featured cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the current decade.
O*NET OnLine includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with occupations.
ProQuest Newspapers offers international, national, regional, and local papers including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, The Guardian, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post.
ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source
This database offers reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.
This database covers issues of behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.
This database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.
ProQuest Research Library provides access to thousands of full-text periodicals from a broad and inclusive general reference database.