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Ebooks & Mobile Apps

Log-In information for Library Resources


Your user name and password for Library resources, including databases and ebooks, is your MGA email address and Password:

User name:

Example: John Smith would be john.smith

Password : Current email password

If this login doesn’t work, make sure you have activated your MGA Network Account.


Do I need the GALILEO Password?


When you access GALILEO or individual databases through links from the Library's web pages, you will generally use your MGA email address and password:

  • Email password

In most cases, you will NOT need the GALILEO password. However, if you do have trouble with a specific GALILEO resource, use one of the following paths to login:


  1. Log in to D2L as usual.
  2. The GALILEO link is displayed on the opening page under "Academic Resources".

MGA Library Homepage

  1.  Go to the main MGA library homepage
  2. Select "Find Articles- GALILEO"
  3. Follow login prompts.

Using eBooks Off Campus


Off campus, you will need to log in to view eBooks, using either:

  • Middle Georgia State's network login (user name and password) through the library homepage or D2L.  OR
  • GALILEO password (can be found under your GIL Find Account)

See boxes below for more information on those logins.

Trouble Printing from EBSCO eBooks?


If unable to print pages or sections from EBSCO eBooks, use the Save Pages feature at the top of the section you're reading  and save the pages or section you want first. You should then be able to print the saved document.  Don't forget, EBSCO have the availability to create your own account.  This allows you to save items directly to your folder for future use.

Does a new PDF open for each page of an EBSCO eBook?


If you can only see the first page of an eBook open in Adobe Reader, or a new PDF is opened each time you turn an eBook page, this is probably due to a setting in Adobe Reader (or your PDF reader.) To correct this, you should change your setting to open PDFs within your web browser's window.

To change this setting in Adobe Reader:

  1. Launch Adobe Reader.

  2. Click the Edit menu in the top toolbar at the top of Adobe Reader.

  3. Select Preferences from the resulting drop-down list of options.

  4. Select Internet in the left-column of the resulting Preferences menu.

  5. Mark the check box for Display PDF in browser.

  6. Click OK.

eBooks now display in the eBook viewer without displaying individual PDFs for each page.

Note: If you are using Adobe Reader XI, please see the following page for information how to set up your browser to use Adobe products:


FireFox Users

FireFox users may need to adjust the browser settings to open PDFs within the browser.

To adjust the FireFox browser settings:

  1. Select Options from the Tools menu in FireFox.

  2. Select Applications in the resulting Options window.

  3. Click Portable Document Format in the Content Type column.

  4. Select Use Adobe Acrobat (in FireFox) in the drop-down menu to the right of Portable Document Format.

  5. Click OK.

    From EBSCO Support: - Retrieved 8/7/14

Contact a Campus:

478-471-2709 for the Macon campus library | 478-934-3179 for the Roberts Memorial Library at the Cochran campus | 478-275-6772 for the Dublin campus library

478-374-6833 for the Eastman campus library | 478-929-6804 for the Warner Robins campus library | On the Go? Text-A-Librarian: 478-285-4898

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