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Continuity of Service at Odum Library: New to Online Learning?

New to Online Learning?

Valdosta State Center for eLearning 


University System of Georgia 



Anywhere Access


  • If you want to access e-books, journal articles, streaming video, and more from off campus, you’ll need to log in with Anywhere Access
  • If you’re not logged in automatically, you just use your VSU username and password



One-Time Privacy Message


If it's your first time logging into GALILEO from off-campus, you may see a message about consenting to EBSCO's privacy policy

  • This is completely normal and there is no cause for alarm as EBSCO is the company that provides access to GALILEO.
  • You can still access GALILEO regardless of your choice:
    • If you choose Yes:
      • Choosing to consent allows you to create a personalized account that allows you to save articles and searches. 
      • Consent also allows for an easier sign-on experience using your VSU credentials. 
    • If you choose No:


EBSCO personal data retention and usage message that appears when you try to access GALILEO the first time from off campus



When searching in GALILEO, you can search with Discover GALILEO Advanced Search or you can explore more specific database recommendations under Suggested Databases. 


Discover GALILEO 



Suggested Databases


The librarians have compiled a list of popular databases that you might want to explore as well: 


Search Strategies  


Use Keywords 

  • Instead of searching GALILEO using phrases or your topic sentence, try using the main ideas of your topic to search. 


Boolean Operators 

  • Combine the main ideas or keywords with special connecting keywords (AND,OR, NOT) to tailor your search results. 



  • Need to find peer reviewed articles? After you start searching in GALILEO, you can use the options on the left under Limiters to select Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals. 


Ask a Librarian



Accessing Articles 


Once you have found an article, you will probably want to read it.  To access the article, you will look for symbols like these: 

HTML full text

PDF icon with PDF Full Text

Button with VSU Full Text


Click on the respective symbol to access the article. 


HTML Full Text 


As a rule of thumb, avoid HTML Full Text when possible as it will resemble a web page and will not contain page numbers, making citing more difficult.


PDF Full Text


PDF Full Text links you to a PDF copy of the article that you can then e-mail to yourself or download.


Find It @ VSU


If you see the Find It @ VSU button, this indicates that there is an extra step to access the article. The article may be found in another database or resource or it might available through an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).