2015 Most Popular eJournal Titles

In 2015 the most frequently accessed journals for scholarship by the Clayton State community were:

5. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology
Publishes original papers in all areas of personality and social psychology and emphasizes empirical reports, but may include specialized theoretical, methodological, and review papers.
Full-text coverage: 1965 – present

4. Journal of Advanced Nursing
Contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy.
Full-text coverage: 1981 – present (12 month delay)

3. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice
Publishes articles on the application of psychology, including the scientific underpinnings of the profession of psychology. Articles that present assessment, treatment, and practice implications are encouraged. Both data-based and theoretical articles on techniques and practices used in the application of psychology are acceptable.
Full-text coverage: 1969 – present

2. College Student Journal
Publishes original investigations and theoretical papers dealing with college student values, attitudes, opinions, and learning.
Full-text coverage: 1996 – present

and the number 1 journal for researchers in 2015 was:

C1 PAGE.indd 1. American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)
Published by the American Public Health Association since 1911. Publishes current, in-depth public health information. Selected as a core journal by the Public Health/Health Administration section of the Medical Library Association. AJPH is the publication health organizations depend on for authoritative editorials, thought-provoking commentary, and timely health policy analysis.
Full-text coverage: 1971 – present



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Introducing #AnswersOnTheGo

We are excited to introduce our new Reference Services program, #AnswersOnTheGo. For your convenience, a librarian will be on UC Main Street on Tuesdays (10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) and Wednesdays (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) during the month of April to offer assistance with your research needs and to answer quick questions you have about the library. Stop by and let us know where we should travel to next.


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Research Starters

What is a Research Starter? It appears at the top of your Search+ results list providing an overview of your topic, links to related information, helpful images, and a bibliography. They offer all familiar and convenient features: they can be cited, printed, downloaded, e-mailed, saved in your personal folder or read to you.


Content in this feature comes from a variety of reliable sources but not all topics have Research Starter articles associated with them. To explore this new feature further, try any of these suggested searches: mythology, cancer, John Steinbeck, pollution, global warming, mitosis, Nelson Mandela, common core, cuisine, Ukraine, brain disorders, girl scouts, Olympics, Korean War, witchcraft, tourism, evolution of the universe, bipolar disorders, net neutrality, exercise physiology, nuclear fusion, or baseball.

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EBSCOhost Enhancements Released

Electronic resources, including databases, eBooks on EBSCOhost and GALILEO @ Clayton State, have a new look plus some new features to improve your search experience.

In the Search Box area the “add row” has been replaced with +/-. Add as many rows as you need to build your complex search strategy.


Updated styling for your search results will make them easier to read and evaluate. Selecting a limiter, such as Full Text or Scholarly (Peer Reviewed), will immediately update your results. The mouseover preview icon has moved closer to the right column and sits next to the folder icon. Use the folder icon to save content in your My EBSCOhost account.


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GALILEO @ Clayton State

Search GALILEO @ Clayton State directly from our homepage using the search box inside the Search+ tab. This allows you to search for your topic in over 100 resources at once to find full-text articles, books, media, eBooks, and more. Results will include content from the CSU Catalog, digital collections, multidisciplinary, specialized subject, and unique, local resources.


To search only a single resource, simply select the appropriate letter from the alphabetical bar. For example, select J to search JSTOR or F to search Films on Demand.

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US Federal Government Shutdown – Impacting Information Sources

As you are probably aware, the recent failure of the legislative branch to pass a funding bill has resulted in a partial shutdown of federal government operations. Because of this, many online resources, including websites and databases run by federal government agencies, are unavailable or not being maintained so the information provided may not be up-to-date.

Some of the information sources impacted are:

Most Library of Congress websites, including the American Memory Project (Access restored but not being maintained, updated 10/3/13)
National Archives
US Census Bureau including American FactFinder and Fedstats
US Department of Education, including ERIC and National Center for Education Statistics
US Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Institutes of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This is a partial listing of affected sites. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at usa.gov

To assist you in this period of uncertainty, we have identified alternate resources that might serve your research needs during the shutdown.

For statistics related to health, population, labor, and more:

For science, health, and medical research

For education research

  • ERIC by EBSCO is available to provide citations and some full-text but external linking to content provided by the Department of Education will be unavailable.
  • The library has physical copies of ERIC documents on microfiche. ED 272647- ED 483046

For primary sources and archival research

  • See the primary sources page on the History LibGuide
  • Use a recommended source from Galileo’s Archives and Primary Sources list (with the exception of the American Memory project)

For agriculture research

  • AGRICOLA by EBSCO offers bibliographic records from the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library and covers every major agricultural subject.

We will continue to update this list and keep you informed of changes that might affect your research. Please let us know with your comments here, on Facebook, by email, or in person if you need help finding information unavailable on government websites.

January Featured LibGuide: Library Research

Need help getting started on your first paper or project? Need a scholarly article and don’t know where to get one? Tired of weeding through Google results? We have a solution for you! Check out the Library Research libguide for help on how to search smarter, to find relevant books & articles for your topic and to evaluate & cite your sources.

Library Research

Discover GALILEO – a new way to search

Your fast, easy, comprehensive searching tool has arrived. On October 1, 2012 Discover GALILEO, a powerful new way to search and retrieve content from GALILEO’s hundred+ databases, digital collections, and beyond, including print materials found only in library collections became available for all users of the Clayton State community.  Discover GALILEO provides a single search of multiple resources, combining the ease and speed of a popular Internet search engine with the quality and organization of content that only a library can provide. This new searching service offers a comprehensive set of research tools, including a personal research folder that allows users to easily save, cite, retrieve, and link to content. Users can also sort, limit and customize results to meet an informational need. Additional functionality and content will be made available in the coming months.

Celebrate the launch of Discover GALILEO  by entering the “What I Discovered Today” contest during the month of October. Daily and weekly prizes will be awarded to GALILEO users for sharing their search experiences. http://about.galileo.usg.edu/discover_contest

Content Highlights:

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Research papers got you down?

Does the mere mention of “peer-review” make you want to run screaming into the lake? Does your reference list have you hissing and honking like an angry goose? Worry no more! Avoid the stress of last-minute struggles and get started today with help from your Clayton State Librarians. We are trained information professionals, and we are here to serve you. From selecting a topic to finding, evaluating and citing sources, we are here for you at every stage of the research process.

You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Our online subject guides, LibGuides, are collections of resources, tips, and tricks hand-picked by librarians for several subject areas. To connect with an actual, real, live librarian, reach out to us in-person in the library 7 days a week, chat with us online, send us an email, or leave us a comment on our Facebook page or blog. You can even set up an appointment for a one-on-one research consultation.

The world of information can be a scary place. Don’t go it alone. Save your time AND your sanity. Call a librarian today!