Getting the full text of articles in GALILEO:
If the results has a link that says '.pdf full text' or '.html full text' under it:
If it does NOT have those links:
All GALILEO databases have the FindIt@UGA button to help you access the full text articles in the UGA Libraries.
REQUESTING PDF SCANS
You can request pdf scans of book chapters and print articles which already reside in our collection. Simply fill out this form.
You can borrow book from all 32 University System of Georgia institutions through a service called GIL Express.
First, search the GIL Catalog and find the book you want. Make sure you choose University System of Georgia from the dropdown menu. Click on the link to the catalog record of the book.
Second, if another university has the book, and it is not checked out, click on My Account at the top of the page to log in with your MyID and password.
After you log in, you will be able to click on the Request link. The book should arrive at the Library within four business days.
If the book you need is not owned by UGA or another USG institution, you can then place an ILLiad request, and we will borrow it from outside of the public university system. This takes longer, so be prepared to wait from two weeks to a month to get a book.
ILL will also get articles for you if we do not possess a print or electronic copy. They normally can email you a pdf within one business day.
Top databases for academic research in International Affairs;
The Multi-Search is a resource which allows you to search 1/3 of our databases and our Libraries print catalog at the same time.
1) Beware of the fire hydrant effect! If you've ever done a broad search in Google you've experienced this. Hundreds of thousands of results, only a few actually what you need. If you're getting too many articles and books in your results, try going to a specific database for International Affairs.
3) It is easy to get mixed up on what is academic research and what is not. Make sure you check the "Scholarly Peer Reviewed" box.
We have a lot of databases which aren't in the Multisearch, and would also be helpful when researching your topics. Here is a selection below. Full list can be found here: http://guides.libs.uga.edu/international-affairs-guide
All the world's information is organized by subject. If you know how it is organized, it is easy to find books and articles about your topic. Below is an example of how to search for books in the Libraries Catalog:
Choose "subject" from the drop down menu, and then type in the following formula democracy <different country>
This will narrow your search to just books about development of democracy in this country.