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Artemis Literary Sources
Don’t just use Artemis Literary Sources – own it. Put to work the powerful cross-search strategies, like the faceted search results and the “search within results” feature.
October 8, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
October 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Artemis Primary Sources
Artemis Primary Sources is the new customized cross-search of the Gale digital products. Artemis Primary Sources allows you to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.
October 7, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Biography in Context
Now an even more dynamic resource with a NEWLY ENHANCED interface, this online biography resource is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers. Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, Gale Biography contains more than 440,000 biographies on more than 340,000 people from around the world and throughout history. It combines more than 135 frequently consulted Gale biographical sources with more than 325 full-text periodicals and journals, more than 27,000 portraits and thousands of Recent News briefs on high-interest individuals. Whether users want to learn about past and present noteworthy figures for their own personal benefit or need a starting point for more in-depth research on a particular event, country, or era, the information presented in Gale Biography makes it the first source to turn to for all related biographical research.
October 12, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
October 23, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Customizing Your Gale Virtual Reference Library Collection
Customize your collection of eBook titles in your Gale Virtual Reference Library with the Gale SubCollection Manager. The SubCollection Manager is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to group your eBooks into collections based on your patrons’ needs. Doing so allows them to search multiple reference titles at the same time, saving them a significant amount of time. This tool is free to all Gale Virtual Reference Library customers – available through a module of the IT Config customization and administration program.
October 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Gale Admin Tool
The Gale Admin Tool is the new tool used to configure your Gale resources. This new tool will provide library administrators a web-based set of tools to support Gale subscription-based products. During this session you will get acquainted with the new administrator tool. Participants will learn how to manage patron access to the subscribed products via various authentication methods, customize product preferences, set up third-party links, configure custom database collections, manage eBook collections, and view usage reports. All participants joining the session should have administrative rights to customize their institutions resources.
October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Gale Usage Portal
The Gale Usage Portal provides customers with fast, flexible access to usage statistics for their Gale database subscriptions. This site will give you the ability to create customized reports and save them for future use. In this web training, we will introduce this new tool and show you what type of reports are available to gather usage statistics on your Gale products. We will explore how to run reports immediately and schedule reports to be sent on a reoccurring basis. We will also cover how to manage the reports that you have schedule using the My Activities and schedules link.
October 21, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Now with a NEWLY ENHANCED interface and dynamic functionality, Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online resources electronic encyclopedias and specialized reference sources, also known as eBooks, for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office). This web-based training event will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform.
October 7, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
October 29, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Health & Wellness Resource Center
This revolutionary resource answers the need for a fully integrated, ever-growing electronic resource center for all levels of health research. Rely on the Health & Wellness Resource Center for instant access to carefully compiled medical reference and periodical materials that your users can trust.
October 14, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
InfoTrac Collections & PowerSearch
Now with a NEWLY ENHANCED interface and dynamic functionality, including Interlink technology, Gale’s PowerSearch platform is unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated, yet simple, solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference and primary source information. PowerSearch provides your patrons with access to all the Gale content in your library’s collection through one, single search query. The result is that you maximize usage of your Gale databases while patrons enjoy the time saved through a streamlined common user interface that can be customized to match their skill level and habits.
This web-based training event will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the latest enhancements to the PowerSearch platform, including General OneFile, and other InfoTrac Collections that were garnered from user and librarian feedback.
October 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
October 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Now with a NEWLY ENHANCED interface and dynamic functionality, this online social issues resource is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries. Gale Opposing Viewpoints draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources, including selections from Bioethics for Students. The result is a dynamic online library of current event topics – the facts, as well as the arguments – of each topic’s proponents and detractors. Gale Opposing Viewpoint’s unique features include Topic Overviews – frameworks that allow students to explore each topic’s many facets – and exclusive electronic access to Gale’s Information Plus reference series of statistics, government data, information on legislation and more. The Critical Thinking version supplements the acclaimed Gale Opposing Viewpoints with additional content and features that are curriculum focused. Learn how you can easily integrate 21st Century Skills into your instruction with this proven approach to learning.
October 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
October 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Testing and Education Reference Center
Learn how to maximize your school or library’s subscription to the Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) via this exclusive online training event. Users will learn how to navigate through the database to locate the myriad of resources available from within, including but not limited to: searching for undergraduate and graduate school programs, locating resources to help you pay for college, career exploration tools (career profiles, career assessment and the resume builder), preparatory tests and eBooks. Join us to learn more about how TERC can empower users in your community.
October 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)