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How to use Galileo

How to use Galileo:

  1. To access the Galileo website by going to the RHS website.  Click on the Student Resources link on the bottom left on the page, then click the Galileo icon.
  2. You will need to enter the school’s password for Galileo.  See Dr. Lumpkin for the password (it changes a couple of times each school year, so make sure you have the current one).
  3. If you would like to browse, you can browse by subject, type, database or magazine.
  4. If you know the topic you need, you can type it into the search bar.
  5. Galileo is a vast resource, so it may be helpful to perform an advanced search. Click on the blue Advanced Search link to begin an advanced search.
  6. On the Advanced Search page, you can enter multiple search terms, or search by author, title, etc.
  7. After you enter your search terms and see your search results, it is a good idea to filter the results. You filter the results by using the Limit To links on the left side of the results page. It is a good idea to limit to Full Text articles to make sure that you will have access to the entire article.
  8. Depending on your topic, you may want to filter by the publication date of the article as well.
  9. Use the Show More link to continue filtering the results.  You will want to limit to only articles in English. The Subject limit will help you to find articles that fit your topic.
  10. To read an article, click on the PDF Full Text link.
  11. Don’t forget to get the bibliographic information for an article that you plan to use. To find this information, click on the Cite link on the right side of the page (it is in the middle and looks like a piece of paper). You must choose the correct form (you will probably be using APA or MLA—ask your teacher). Then, copy the citation and save to your reference or works cited list. While this citation is usually correct, it is still your responsibility to make sure that every part of the citation is correct!  You will need to format these citations when you finish adding them to your page.
  12. After reading an article, click on the Result List link at the top left of the page to return to the list of results for your search.