Electronic Collections

Some  42,000 e-books and 70,000 online periodicals are accessible through the Library's web site.  GALILEO is the primary link to over 250 electronic databases, indexes, and abstracts. The Library's GALILEO databases are available only to currently enrolled Valdosta State University students, and employed faculty and staff. Electronic holdings can be accessed 24X7 by students and faculty from on campus offices and classrooms and are just accessible off campus from home or elsewhere through the Anywhere Access link.  While the standard format is PDF (Portable Document Format), some of the electronic resources require the installation of a custom reader that is provided by the vendor. Vtext is Valdosta State University's digital repository of scholarly texts and research.  Below is list of links to these major electronic collections:

E-Books - ebrary, eBooks from EBSCOhost, Dissertations, Oxford and other University presses all available. See the Search Hints footnote. Periodicals - Most e-journal titles aren't in the GIL Catalog

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**GIL Catalog Hint

GALILEO Databases, Indexes, Abstracts

GALILEO iconGALILEO - The Library subscribes to a statewide collection of electronic databases called GALILEO, an acronym that stands for GeorgiALIbrary LEarning Online. GALILEO is an initiative of the University System of Georgia and is funded by the Governor and General Assembly of Georgia. Through GALILEO, the VSU community can access over 250 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 7000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications. GALILEO will help find:

  • Articles
  • Citations
  • Documents and images of Georgia history
  • Information of all kinds
  • Recommended web sites

To access GALILEO, simply visit the Library's website and use the Discover search or select GALILEO underneath the Discover menu.   Accessing the Library's databases from off campus is easy.  You'll need your VSU Email campus User name and password for Anywhere Access or you can learn the GALILEO offcampus password through logging into your GIL Library account


**Search Hints: If at any time you encounter access difficulties, please do Report Trouble Connecting to an Electronic Resources