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How to use GMC's database resources

E-Library Resources

This is a brief guide to using the electronic resources available through the Sibley Cone Library. These resources are available from any computer with Internet access. To access the following resources available at the GMC Electronic Library, go to www.gmc.cc.ga.us/elibrary

Some of these electronic resources require passwords. Some require passwords only on machines not owned by GMC. Passwords are changed quarterly and are given to any GMC Student, Faculty or Staff member upon request. Please see a member of the library staff for the current password

Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is a finding tool for the books and audiovisual media held by the library. To locate the needed book or other media:
1. On the E-Library page, select the Library Catalog link. A search screen will appear. You may search by author, title, or subject.
2. Type in the appropriate information and click on search. A list of items matching the search terms will be displayed.
3. Click on the blue Details link to display the full information about the item including call number and availability for check out.

Galileo

Galileo provides access to multiple information resources from over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals, many in full-text, as well as encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.
1. On the E-Library page select Galileo.
2. Select a subject from a list of databases in that subject area.
3. Select (from the center of the screen) EBSCOhost or ProQuest to search general subjects.
4. Click on the blue article title to display the article. Click on the back button to return to the search results list.

Oxford Reference Online

Online access to the full texts of over 100 Oxford University Press dictionaries and companions, with particularly strong resources in English and Modern Languages, Art and Architecture, Literature, the Performing Arts, Religion and Philosophy.

1. From the E-Library page, select Oxford Reference Online
2. To do a basic search, type your subject in the search box.


Gale Group Databases

Infotrac One-File: A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Opposing Viewpoints: Access to pro and con viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles concerning controversial social issues.

Literature Resource Center: Access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most studied authors

Health and Wellness Resource Center: Access to magazines, journals, newspapers, and dictionaries. Includes information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, etc. and links to health assessment sites and government databases.

Science Resource Center: Contains thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals. There are also links to quality web sites.

U.S. History Resource Center: Integrated access to over 1,000 historical (primary) documents, more than 30,000 reference articles, and over 65 full-text journals covering themes, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-Colonial times to the present.

World History Resource Center: Integrates reference sources from major publishers with full-text articles from more than 100 academic journals, and maps and images. Full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents are also included.

1. From the E-Library page, select the Resource Center you wish to use.
2. To do a basic search, type your subject in the search box.
3. To change search type or search specific subject areas within the resource centers, click on the appropriate tabs or boxes.
4. Click on Advanced Search to use the Boolean operators (and, or, not) or to limit by document type.

American National Biography

Biographies of notable deceased Americans and citizens of other nations who have made significant contributions to American life and culture.

1. From the e-library page, select American National Biography.
2. Type the name of the person you seek into the search box. Press enter.
3. Select the person you are seeking from the list. The back button will return you to the list. Use the back button again to return to the search screen.

Newsbank

Newsbank is a full text database of regional and national newspapers. Newsbank also provides access to the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Xinhau and Kyodo news wire services. The day’s top stories are posted by 7:00 AM.

1. On the E-Library page, select Newsbank
2. For current events, click on News Headlines. To see an article, click on the blue underlined text.
3. To search for a specific topic, click on Newsfile. Click in the search box and type in a topic. Click on search. Click on the blue title of the selected article to view the full text. The back button will return you to the list of articles.

Georgia Career Information System

The Georgia Career Information System, GCIS, provides information on occupations, programs of study, post-secondary schools, financial aid, military life and occupations, information about getting and keeping a job, and self-employment. NOTE: This is only available from a GMC computer. From the E-Library page, select Georgia Career Information Center.

1. Click on the Enter GCIS icon
2. Click on Georgia Schools for a list of Schools in Georgia.
3. Click on the name of the school for information about school size, fees, entrance requirements, and a link to the school’s web page.
4. Click on occupations for a list of occupations.
5. Click on the occupation for information about job requirements, occupational outlook and wages.
6. The back button will return you to the opening page.

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For assistance using any of these resources or other library materials, to learn the current password or to make suggestions for improving library services, please contact any member of the library faculty or staff.



The Georgia Military College electronic library (e-library) is an on-line extension of the Sibley–Cone Library. Electronic resources are available for all GMC students, faculty and staff wherever they are located.