We all love GALILEO discovery service for the ease of use and the wide variety of results, however the long list of search results can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Recently, GALILEO staff made some improvements to help us find relevant results faster.
The Advanced Search link right under the search box, can be a handy tool if you want to limit your results to a specific subject area.
You can select one or multiple subjects to only retrieve results in those subjects. If you reconsidered your discipline selection after reviewing the results list, click the little X in the Current Search box to remove it.
Some other features of Advanced Search include limiting your results to full-text only, to only scholarly (peer reviewed journals) or to specific publication dates.
Making Advanced Search the starting point of your GALILEO discovery will always help you arrive at better, more relevant results a little faster.
According to GALILEO staff, Research Starters is “...a new feature in Discovery search results that provides citable, authoritative summary articles for thousands of popular topics. Research Starters appear at the top of the results list and include an overview of the topic, links to related information, helpful images, and a bibliography“.
Not all topics have Research Starter articles associated with them. To investigate this new feature, GALILEO staff suggests to try one of these: 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. Research Starter articles offer all familiar and convenient features: they can be cited, printed, downloaded, e-mailed, saved in your personal folder or read to you.
Enjoy exploring new GALILEO features and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.
~Sofia Slutskaya, Technical Services Librarian