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Gale’s PowerSearch interface

Posted by comartslibrarian on August 9, 2007

Just a few notes from the webinar about Gale’s PowerSearch interface I attended recently. PowerSearch is a type of federated search tool that can search across all Gale databases. More info is available at: http://www.gale.com/powersearch/powersearch/index.htm

  • Can incorporate a PowerSearch form on any webpage
  • PowerSearch of Gale databases is FREE
  • Will group results from Gale databases by material type and sub-category

A related product, called PowerSearch Plus, will allow federated searching of Gale and non-Gale databases. There is a fee for this service. More info and screenshots are available at: http://www.gale.com/powersearch/plus/index.htm

  • PS+ does not aggregate or group results from non-Gale databases
  • PS+ result links will lead to the other databases’ native interfaces.

Here’s a link to a PDF of the slideshow about PowerSearch

ENHANCEMENTS TO GALE INTERFACE – COMING AUGUST 13th

Starting next Monday, Gale’s OneFile interface will have the following enhancements:

  • an option to setup search alerts by email or RSS feed (similar to EBSCO)
  • Limit results by sub-category and by document type (similar to EBSCO)
  • “How to Cite” aid for articles will be improved
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