Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find a book?
To find a book at Atlanta Technical College library use the online catalog (OPAC) accessible on the internet. While on campus, access the catalog by using this web site. While off campus, access the catalog by using the same web site. Once the “Welcome to the Library Catalog” screen opens you can search by keyword, author, subject or title. You can choose one of the three options: “search,” “browse,” or “combination.”
How do I locate a magazine, journal and/or newspaper?
Physical copies of some magazines, journals and newspapers are located alphabetically in the library. To find more magazines, journals and/or newspapers use GALILEO at this web site www.galileo.usg.edu/. GALILEO is a database that contains electronic copies of magazines, journals and newspapers.
GALILEO On Campus Access: Once in GALILEO, select a subject from the list or click on one of the yellow tabs at the top. (i.e. Browse by Type, Databases A-Z, Journals A-Z or Search).
GALILEO Off Campus Access: Once in GALILEO, you must use the quarterly password for access. Enter the quarterly password into the “Log in with GALILEO password” box. Click on “GO”. Now you can access GALILEO. Select a subject from the list or click on one of the yellow tabs at the top. (i.e. Browse by Type, Databases A-Z, Journals A-Z or Search). You will receive the quarterly password by college email. ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is GALILEO?
GALILEO is primarily a collection of databases that contain electronic copies of abstracts, articles and reports from a variety of periodicals, magazines, journals and newspapers. There are about 250 databases that cover several subjects. Some articles in GALILEO are full-text. GALILEO also provides links to Internet Resources and other Georgia libraries' catalogs.
What is the password for GALILEO?
To access GALILEO off campus you need a password. You get the password by college email (email@example.com) or by telephone (404-225-4595) if you call the library.
What library resources can I get to when I am off campus?
To access library resources off campus you will need a computer with internet access. This will allow you to view this website, the library catalog and a variety of electronic databases (GALILEO).
To access the library catalog from an off campus location use this url.
GALILEO contains full text materials in addition to titles and is accessible through the ATC library web site through the “Resources” page or at the following url: www.galileo.usg.edu/.