When News Breaks, Library Users Can Stay Informed with Gale’s Periodical Collections

Posted 2/24/2016

By Sara Constantakis, Senior Content Developer, Journal Aggregation, Gale

When news hits the headlines, the flood of information begins immediately. Gale’s InfoTrac collections–like Academic OneFile, General OneFile, and InfoTrac Newsstand–rise above the rest to bring users timely and curated content from the world’s leading magazines, journals, and news sources. When a hot topic is racing around the headlines, InfoTrac’s highly responsive subject indexing quickly connects users with the most up-to-date and relevant information.

Gale’s indexing team continuously monitors trending news topics and adds as many as 1000 new subject terms per month. As soon as a news story breaks, they create new subject terms related to the topic, along with subdivisions that enable even more focused access to relevant content. Here’s a look at some of the term subdivisions available via a Subject Guide search on “Zika virus”:

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As the story develops, users will have questions, and Gale’s InfoTrac products can help them find the answers. With embargo-free titles, content is available the day it’s published, making Gale’s periodical coverage of hot news topics even more comprehensive. A basic search on “Zika virus” returns several thousands of news articles from trusted publications, such as:

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For a deeper look, users can explore results from academic journals, such as:

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Powerful, responsive subject indexing combined with quality, authoritative content means your library’s users get the best information on trending news topics anytime, anywhere, and on any device. To learn more about the additional features and benefits users will experience when accessing Gale periodical content, visit here.

Did you know that all Gale InfoTrac collections are integrated with Google Apps for Education? What does this mean for your users? Well…

  • Seamless user login: Users can log into to your library’s Gale InfoTrac resources using their Google account credentials (including Gmail).
  • Integrated Google tools: Once logged in, users can easily share and download articles—including their highlights and notes—using Google Apps for Education tools like Drive and Docs.
  • Improved access: Schools and libraries can provide students with access to their resources via apps available for free download through the Chrome Web Store. These product apps will provide an additional way for students to easily access library resources from their tablets and mobile devices.
  • Google Classroom integration: Teachers and students can seamlessly assign or turn in content from Gale resources to Google Classroom via Google’s new Classroom share button.
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Interested in taking a deeper dive into Gale’s periodical content? Access a free trial here to any of our 32 different collections.



About the Author

Sara Constantakis has been an editor and content developer at Gale for over 17 years. As a child, she ran her own library out of her bedroom, complete with handmade books and card catalog, and now has a Master of Library and Information Science degree to complement her passion for libraries and learning.


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