Thomson Gale’s Newest Solutions
February 26, 2007
Today’s Objectives
 Update you on recent enhancements to InfoTrac OneFile
 Explore the Gale Virtual Reference Library
 Share the future direction of PowerSearch
InfoTrac Solutions
Periodical Databases for Public Libraries
Primary Focus
More than 11,000 magazines covering all subject areas.
Strengths in trade publications, travel, hobbies, news, health
and academic journals.
More than 4,000 core magazines across disciplines.
InfoTrac OneFile
 Largest collection of full-text magazines available
 99% with no embargo
 Includes greater backfile coverage of key periodicals
than any other database (Time, US News & World
Report, Newsweek)
 Includes 86% of the titles covered in Magazines for
Libraries in active, full-text
 Podcasts, video and audio content from many major
news agencies
 Nearly 60 million articles at a user’s fingertips
What’s New with InfoTrac OneFile?
 More than 500 travel guides, including every
Fodor Travel Guide published in 2006 and
 Full collection of NPR programs from 1990 to
present, with searchable transcripts.
 Full-text of the New York Times from 1995 to
present day.
 10 years of full-text, Discover Magazine
What’s New with InfoTrac OneFile?
 Articles can now be translated into 8 different
 More than 3,000 active, full-text titles recommended
by Magazines for Libraries.
 More than 20 reference sets, including the
Encyclopedia of World Biography and the Gale
Encyclopedia of Science.
 11,000 magazines in all, 70% of which are not found
in EBSCO or ProQuest databases.
The PowerPack
A subscription to InfoTrac OneFile also gives you access to:
Communication & Mass Media Collection
Information Science & Library Issues
Computer Database
Insurance & Liability Collection
Criminal Justice Collection
Pop Culture Collection
Diversity Studies Collection
Psychology Collection
Educator’s Collection
Environmental Issues & Policy Collection
Religion & Philosophy Collection
Fine Arts & Music Collection
Small Business Collection
Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Collection
General Reference Center GOLD
US History Collection
General Science Collection
Vocation, Careers & Education Collection
GLBT Life and Issues Collection
War & Terrorism Collection
Home Improvement Collection
World History Collection
Information Science & Library Issues Collection
Gale Virtual Reference Library
 Circulate your Reference Content
 Availability only through Thomson Gale
 Accessibility and Customization
 Seamlessly cross-search periodicals and e-books
It’s Not Your Traditional eBook
 Full flexibility with your collection
 No readers, no check-outsides, no barriers
 Unlimited usage
 You own the content forever
Some current GVRL customers
These libraries purchased the full GVRL collection
Detroit Public Library
Boston Public Library
Las Vegas Clark County Public Library
Tampa Hillsborough Public Library
Mid-Continent Public Library System
Phoenix Public Library System
King County Library System
Miami-Dade Public Library
Prince Georges County Library System
Fairfax County Public Library
Pierce County Public Library
Newark Public Library
North Suburban Library System
But you can start with one title…
 Take Business Plans Handbook as an
Traditionally, with print…
 You had to purchase one copy for every branch
 Patrons could not easily find the information
 Patrons could not access it from home or after
the library closed
 Multiple users was not an option
Now… Equal Access to All
Brownlee Woods
North Jackson
Lake Milton
And Multiple Ways to Access
24 hours a day… 7 days a week… with unlimited usage…
A Look Further Inside GVRL
 More than 1600 volumes of reference to choose from
 Hundreds of Award Winners
 More than 33 publishers
 Flexible pricing
 Significant discounts for titles you already own in print
 Special starter pricing
Some Key Reference Sets
 12 volumes available, covering approved
plans for more than 250 businesses.
 26 volumes available, covering major novels
studied in high school. Offers deep novel
synopses and all the information students
need to write their reports.
Some Examples of Key Collections
Wellness Collection
 Large collection of multi-volume encyclopedias
covering every health topic. Number of titles are
award-winning titles.
Lucent Terrorism Library
 Written for students, rhe four-volume Lucent
Terrorism Library examines the wrenching events
of September 11, 2001 as well as the history and
personalities behind terrorist acts committed in
the United States and elsewhere in the world.
Build Your Own
You can also
build your own
And Now on to PowerSearch…
Nearly 100,000,000
articles from the
world’s leading
More than 1,000 of the
world’s leading
reference books
In 2007,
expect a research experience
unlike any other…
Cross-search all databases at once
Search databases by subject – with functionality specific to that subject.
Literature Search
Business Search
Biography Search
The Launch of “PowerSearch Plus”
Search all Gale
Search All Other
Search Library
Search Open
PowerSearch Now
PowerSearch Plus
Access All Your Resources at Once
Add a search box
to your web pages
Additional New Features in Early 2007
 Visual Search
 Search alerts in PowerSearch, with RSS export capability
 Cleaned up user interface, with easier access to limiters
 Better document display, with easier access to
InfoMarks and tools
 Improved “How-to-Cite” functionality
 Tab configuration and “All Results” tab
 Enhanced Subject Guide with topic groupings, as well as
“limit by subject”
 Search within Results
Visual Search
A New Common Menu
New Results Display
Choose tab order
Search within results
Narrow by subject
New Document Display
Hyperlinked Fields
Email, Print, Cite, Translate
We welcome your questions…

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