Statewide Electronic Resources Blog

New “Related Resources” Functionality in Gale Statewide Resources

Beginning March 7th, users of Gale’s InfoTrac periodical collections,including Academic OneFile, General OneFile and other PowerSearch resources, will enjoy new functionality. When viewing an article, the “Related Resources” feature recommends additional content of interest, providing a more dynamic, relevant presentation of related content.

To view recommended content from within the product, users can click the “Related Resources” button at the top of the article and scroll through the top 12 results, located below the citation. When searching via PowerSearch, results will be pulled from all applicable content.

Look for the “Related Resources” feature in your InfoTrac collections and try it today!  (Click on the > in the red box at the end of the image for a clearer view.)

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This post was written by mheroux on March 14, 2016

New Editions of Gale Medical GVRL Titles

Great news.  Gale has just updated 3 of our statewide medical GVRL titles with their newest editions,  one as new as 3 days ago.  When you log into your GVRL titles you will automatically have access to these titles.  If you created direct URL’s to the earlier editions, you will need to update your URL’s with the new EISBN’s.  For libraries that use geolocation, we’ve already updated our link generator with the new editions.  If your library does not use geolocation, but uses their own authentication mechanism, you can find the updated URL’s on Gale’s support site . Go to Direct URL’s and then select eBooks.  You can also download new MARC records for these titles from Gale’s support site by going to MARC records and selecting the updated titles.  The older editions will be available until the end of May 2016 to give you time to update your links.

Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, The – 4th ed., 2015  http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?eisbn=9781410317445&locid=mlin_b_massblc This replaces the 3rd edition.

Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, The –  4th ed., 2016 http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?eisbn=9781410332806&locid=mlin_b_massblc This replaces the 3rd edition.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, The – 5th ed., 2015  http://libraries.state.ma.us/login?eisbn=9781410317391&locid=mlin_b_massblc    This replaces the 4th edition.

This post was written by mheroux on March 14, 2016

Using Google to Access Your Statewide Gale Cengage Resources

Gale is streamlining access to its electronic products through web apps in the Chrome Store and has enabled a seamless user login with Gmail accounts so students can access all Gale Cengage statewide resources directly from their Google Account, and easily share and download content.

  • Improved access: Schools and libraries can provide students with access via web apps to the In Context resources which will be for free download through the Chrome Web Store and Google Apps for Education
  • Integrated Google Sign-In: After authenticating into a Gale In Context product, users can now login with their Gmail account to easily share and download articles using Google Apps for Education tools like Google Drive and Google Docs
Gale to Google Path Tip Sheets:

Google Tools (On-Demand Videos):

  • Using Google Drive with your Gale Resources (3:13)
  • Using Google Classroom with your Gale Resources (5:01)
Gale to Google Path: Google Drive is currently available in the following statewide products:
  • Biography In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library, InfoTrac products including PowerSearch, Literature Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints In Context,Research In Context,Science In Context, U.S. History In Context, and World History In Context.
Gale to Google Classroom Integration is currently available in the following statewide In Context products:
  • Biography In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Science In Context,U.S. History In Context, and World History In Context

 

 

 

This post was written by mheroux on October 8, 2015

Gale Business Collection and General BusinessFile ASAP

Gale’s Business Collection was introduced in August 2015 and added to your Gale common menu and Galesites pages at that time.  Use Business Collection to search nearly 4,000 leading business & trade publications including content from Predicasts Overview of Markets & Technology (PROMT), a premier multi-industry database covering broad international coverage of over sixty manufacturing and services industries useful for competitive intelligence, as well as international company profiles and all business and management topics. Your users will also be able to take advantage of tools in Business Collection such as Topic Finder, which helps to generate ideas for research paths and inquiries, and InterLink, which makes content even more relevant by linking it directly to related articles from GVRL.

Business Collection replaces General Business File ASAP, which was removed from your Gale common menu and your Galesites pages as of September 30, 2015.  You can also find your geolocation link for the new Business Collection on our MBLC link generator to update links that you have created on your own electronic resources web pages.  (For libraries handle their own authentication, mainly academic libraries, they will go to Gale’s support website page to find their link.)

An archive of a recent Massachusetts only webinar to introduce you to the Business Collection is available.

 

This post was written by mheroux on October 8, 2015

Gale Artemis Literary Sources

Gale Artemis Literary Sources provides an unprecedented, seamless research experience that helps students find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze literary information from Gale resources.  It provides workflow tools and features that will enhance your Gale Literature Collections experience, including topic finder, term frequency graphs, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, and interface translation, along with an easier and more dynamic search.

Gale released Gale Artemis Literary Sources for Massachusetts libraries on October 1, 2015.  Artemis allows users to cross-search and analyze in new exciting ways all of the Gale literary content that is licensed statewide.  This means that both the content from Literature Resource Center, which already includes Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, as well as the seven GVRL literature-related products in one search.  Your users will see Gale Artemis: Literary Sources as a new product choice on your Gale common menu and Galesites pages, in addition to Literature Resource Center with its responsive design platform. As of Oct. 1, Gale Artemis: Literary Sources will also be available on our link generator for libraries to create links on their own database and subject-based web pages.  Note: Libraries that license additional Gale literary content on their own will automatically have those products also become searchable in Gale Artemis!

Please also note that as of Oct. 1, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select was retired as a standalone product by Gale, so be certain to remove any links you have on your  web pages for CLC Select (Gale has automatically removed these links from your common menu and Galesites page).  An archive of a recent Massachusetts only webinar to introduce you to Gale Artemis Literary Sources is available.

Gale introduced a responsive design (device neutral friendly) platform spring 2015 for many of its resources with the introduction of Research in Context for middle schoolers and replacing InfoTrac Junior products.  On October 1, Literature Resource Center was also moved to the responsive design platform.  Neither of these requires changes on your website.

Gale Artemis Literary Sources provides an unprecedented, seamless research experience that helps students find a starting point, search across a wide array of materials and points in time, and discover new ways to analyze literary information from Gale resources.  It provides workflow tools and features that will enhance your Gale Literature Collections experience, including topic finder, term frequency graphs, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, and interface translation, along with an easier and more dynamic search.

 

This post was written by mheroux on October 8, 2015

 
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