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College Success Resources : Research Tips

Evaluating Sources

Much of what you learn in the classroom can be applied to your everyday life. It might not be so obvious now, but later, you'll look back and realize you've accumulated many life skills from attending college.

Research papers are one example. Your professors will require you to take a stand, and support that stand with careful research using credible sources, verifiable information and reliable, current data.

The ability to be critical and to evaluate all of the information available to you will be crucial to your career as a student, and that skill will also be useful to you when you're buying a car or a computer, deciding which doctor you want to see or which political candidate you want to support.

Do You Know Your PIN?

Off-campus access to GALILEO requires a password. To get the password, you must know your PIN.

  1. Go the the GIL-Find page.
  2. Click on the Access My GIL Account link.
  3. Enter your barcode (your student I.D. or 9200 number).
  4. Enter your PIN and your last name.
  5. The next page will allow you to request the GALILEO password.
  6. Go to the GALILEO homepage, enter the password, and begin your search.

Don't know your PIN? Follow the steps above, and use the "Get My PIN" link. Your PIN will be e-mailed to you. Once you have it, go back to the GALILEO homepage, enter the password, and begin your search.

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Access to GALILEO

 

GALILEO

GALILEO -- which stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online -- is an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. It is an online library portal to more than 100 databases, indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

You may access GALILEO through the CCGA library's homepage. Off-campus access to GALILEO requires the GALILEO password. To get the password, you must know your Patron Barcode (your CCGA Student ID #), your PIN and your last name. If you don't have your PIN, it will be e-mailed to you.

You will need your PIN to log onto your account online. This includes getting the GALILEO password, viewing the list of items you have checked out, renewing materials, making requests for materails from libraries or schools, and reviewing the status of requested materials.

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