Trial: Newsbank

Access to the electronic resource Nexis Uni will end on July 1, 2019. The library is considering Newsbank as a potential replacement for this source of U.S. and international news. We started a trial with Newsbank to see how it compares so feel free to take a look and explore this resource.

During the trial period, which ends June 14, Clayton State users can access Newsbank through the links in this post, the “NewsBank- Access World News Trial” button on the library home page, or under “N” in the A-Z list of electronic resources. We have also added links to Newsbank’s local news sources in the A-Z: Access Georgia and Atlanta Journal Constitution.

screenshot of Newsbank search screen

*Off-campus users will need to provide their Clayton State credentials.

Lastly, after you’ve had a chance to explore, please leave us your feedback on the database trial evaluation form.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about this or other electronic resources.


April Featured Resource: Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection

In honor of Earth Day, we’re recommending a resource to assist with your research into environmental science topics such as climate change, pollution, and sustainability.

The Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses.

Access this resource and more through Galileo using your Clayton State credentials.

March Featured Resource: Skillsoft

Clayton State recently acquired access to the full catalog of books and media from Skillsoft. The fully searchable database provides full-text access to thousands of electronic books, audiobooks, and streaming videos covering critical areas of interest such as information technology, leadership, business skills, and wellness. You will also find up-to-date study guides for certification exams and programming languages.

Whether your goal is professional development, personal growth, or academic achievement, you can develop your own course plan and study at your own pace with Skillsoft. Log in with your Clayton State credentials, find the resource you need, and save it to your personal learning plan.

Trial: Westlaw

GALILEO is conducting a trial for Westlaw, a comprehensive online legal research service that can be accessed from any desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone. The Westlaw database includes primary and secondary legal sources including state and federal statutes, codes, and case law, as well as the American Jurisprudence legal encyclopedia, and law reviews.

During the month of February, Clayton State users can access* Westlaw through the links in this post or the Westlaw Database Trial trial button on the library home page.

Westlaw search interface*

*Off-campus users will need to enter the current GALILEO password.

There are a number of training and support resources available to you as you explore this resource. We recommend starting with this quick reference guide, and moving on to these handouts for additional guidance:

Lastly, after you’ve had a chance to explore, please leave us your feedback on the database trial evaluation form.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about this or other electronic resources.

January Featured Resource: Classical Music Library

Classical Music Library  is a streaming audio collection of classical music covering major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas and the avant-garde. Selections range from the earliest Gregorian chants to works by modern composers including symphonic music, vocal and instrumental music, choral works, and other forms. This growing collection of tracks is supplemented by program notes, composer biographies and images cross-referenced to the recordings. Browse by album, composer, ensemble, genre, instruments, labels, recording date and more.

Featured Composers include Benjamin Britten, Bela Bartok, John Cage, Sofia Gubaydulina, Hildegard of Bingen, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, Amy Beach and Franz Schubert.

Create your own user account to save clips and playlists. Watch the tutorial to learn more about the using the audio player,

March Featured Resource: Nexis Uni

LexisNexis Academic has long been on of our most popular resources. It recently underwent a massive interface upgrade and name change. You can still find the same newspapers, medical journals, company financial information, wire reports, and law reviews, but you’ll find a more intuitive and customizable interface in Nexis Uni. Registration is recommended to set personal preferences and customizations.

You will find you have access to:

  • over 15,000 news, business, legal, medical and reference publications
  • local, regional, international, and foreign language newspapers
  • broadcast transcripts and wire service reports
  • state & federal statutes, regulations, Shepard’s Citations
  • legislation, Supreme Court opinions back to 1790, law reviews
  • domestic and international company financial information, economic data, and SEC filings and reports

Need Help?

Technical issues have been reported and are being addressed by LexisNexis. To report an issue, contact the GALILEO support team,

February Featured Resource: CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage of the health sciences including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, fitness, medicine, and health administration. Coverage includes indexing of more than 5,400 journals with full-text access to 1,450 journals from 1937 to present. This valuable resource also provides access to systematic reviews, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheets, and quick lesson disease overviews.

January Featured Resource: Georgia Historic Newspapers

Georgia Historic Newspapers includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers; important African-American, Roman Catholic, and Cherokee newspapers; and issues from Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Fayetteville, Houston county, Louisville, Milledgeville, Thomson, Sandersville, Waycross, Waynesboro, and Valdosta. The archive is free and open for public use and includes over one million Georgia newspaper pages between 1786 and 1986. Browse by title for coverage summaries.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries.

November Featured Resource: Latin America & Iberia Database

Latin America & Iberia Database provides full text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also Spain and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, medical, social sciences, education, arts, anthropology, law, and humanities.

October Featured Resource: Native American Archives

Native American Archives collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection is made possible in collaboration with the National Archives and Allen County Library.

Highlights of the collection are:

  • Dawes Packets containing original applications for tribal enrollments
  • Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims (1906-1909)
  • The Guion Miller Rolls
  • Indian Census Rolls (1885-1940)
  • Ratified Indian Treaties dating back to 1722
  • Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee (1801-1835)
  • Series of Enrollment Cards (1898-1914)