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
Database
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
2007.
 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
languages.
 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:
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Communication & Mass Media Collection
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Information Science & Library Issues
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Computer Database
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Insurance & Liability Collection
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Criminal Justice Collection
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Pop Culture Collection
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Diversity Studies Collection
Psychology Collection
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Educator’s Collection
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Environmental Issues & Policy Collection
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Religion & Philosophy Collection
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Fine Arts & Music Collection
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Small Business Collection
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Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
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Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Collection
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General Reference Center GOLD
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US History Collection
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General Science Collection
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Vocation, Careers & Education Collection
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GLBT Life and Issues Collection
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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
simultaneously
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
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Detroit Public Library
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Boston Public Library
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Las Vegas Clark County Public Library
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Tampa Hillsborough Public Library
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Mid-Continent Public Library System
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Phoenix Public Library System
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King County Library System
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Miami-Dade Public Library
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Prince Georges County Library System
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Fairfax County Public Library
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Pierce County Public Library
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Newark Public Library
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North Suburban Library System
But you can start with one title…
 Take Business Plans Handbook as an
example…
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
Struthers
MAIN
Austintown
Springfield
Boardman
South
Brownlee Woods
Sebring
Campbell
Poland
Canfield
East
North Jackson
Campbell
Lake Milton
Greenford
And Multiple Ways to Access
DIRECT LINK
OPAC
INDEX
UNIQUE COLLECTONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ALL TITLES
POWERSEARCH
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
collections…
And Now on to PowerSearch…
Nearly 100,000,000
articles from the
world’s leading
periodicals
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
or
Search databases by subject – with functionality specific to that subject.
Literature Search
Business Search
Biography Search
The Launch of “PowerSearch Plus”
Search all Gale
Databases
Search All Other
Databases
Search Library
Catalog
Search Open
Web
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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