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Communication Arts Research for Graduate Students: GALILEO & Specific Databases

Selecting a Library Database

On the left, you will find a search tips for GALILEO's Discover search. Discover allows you to search many databases at once. Discover is a good option for multidisciplinary research. However, it can be very broad and not all results will be relevant.

On the right, you will find suggestions for specific databases that you can search individually. Searching specific databases allows you to focus your research on one discipline and use a variety of discipline-specific search tools to focus and refine your results.


GALILEO is a statewide, online library portal that provides participating schools with access to over 100 databases that contain scholarly journal articles and academic videos. Students, faculty, and staff of Valdosta State University have access to these databases free of charge. Most of the databases within GALILEO provide access to full text scholarly journal articles that would otherwise be unavailable for free. You may search multiple databases within GALILEO at the same time or you may focus your search within one specific database in GALILEO. 


Discover searches GALILEO for books, articles, media, and other resources. Discover searches many databases at once.


Searching Discover is a good option if you are just starting your research or your topic is multidisciplinary. 


To search in Discover:



You can also do an Advanced Search in Discover:



Education databases

Kinesiology & Physical Education