Academic OneFile Expands Browse-By-Discipline Feature

Releasing mid-February, Gale is happy to announce that the browse-by-discipline feature within your Academic OneFile will automatically update to include coverage in three key areas of study –Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. The expanded offering of curated content will provide users with greater access to full-text-scholarly journal content that supports the concepts and topics discussed within the STM disciplines.

And there’s more! In an effort to further improve the user experience, we’ve updated the appearance of the browse-by-discipline icons, resulting in a cleaner presentation and easier navigation. Take a look at what your users will experience when the enhancements roll-out this February.

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Product Update for Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile now includes a unique new browsing experience for users. Committed to improving user experience and based on feedback from students, this feature is designed to address significant searching needs.

  • Defined topics for ease of browsing
    Users won’t need to guess what to type in the search box—we’ve identified the topics for them. Gale has created browse-able topics by combining our superior subject indexing with taxonomies from Cengage Learning textbooks to create the most relevant periodical content around their research needs.
  • Navigating advanced searches 
    This feature does the searching for you, making it ideal for the user who struggles with effective Advanced Search strategies and overwhelming results. Users can drill down within one of six subject areas–like Marketing, Psychology, or Criminal Justice–to view relevant results in their topic of interest.
  • Focused and relevant results 
    Content is tailored to specific topics. Smaller and more targeted results will empower users to quickly find relevant content. Publications are hand-selected by subject-matter experts to ensure content is focused on the selected subject area.

This new browsing feature adds to the current Academic OneFile experience.  All the familiar searches–like Basic, Advanced, Subject, and Publication–are still available options.

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