Gale is committed to providing its customers with robust and easy-to-use resources. As such, we will soon unveil a completely new interface for 19th Century U.S. Newspapers. This new interface will look and feel similar to other historic newspaper collections from Gale such as The Independent Digital Archive and The Daily Mail Historical Archive, offering researchers the ability to:
- View articles in full-screen and rotate images
- Print, download, and email articles
- Use advanced citation tools
- Use additional results limiters beyond the existing publication section
- Sort and search within results
- Search within articles, issues, and publications
- View highlighting around articles and keywords in context
- Browse lists with alphabet letter links and date range limiters
This update will be implemented on December 19. All existing customers will automatically be migrated over to this improved user experience–this requires no additional effort on their part.
Check out the before and after shots, which you can click to expand.
Check out the FAQ below.
“Will I have to change my URL?”
No. The URL will automatically redirect for customers.
“Will my MARC records and bookmarks still work?”
Yes. The URLs will automatically redirect for users.
“For my genealogy users, will it still be easy to limit searches by obituaries and personal notices?”
The Advanced Search will still have the subsections for Birth Notices, Death Notices, Marriage Notices and Obituaries under the People section.
“Will the change affect our proxy service, and if so, how?”
For most customers, the proxy service should continue to work with the new URL. Only customers who do not own or subscribe already to one of our products with the same URL domain will need to update their proxy service with the new URL.
“I no longer see a link for a pdf on the results or document display page. Have I lost this functionality?”
Users can still download a pdf using the Download option on the document display page.
“I no longer see an option to View Linked Articles. Have I lost this functionality?
This feature is replaced by the “Browse Issue” and “Results for this Issue” functionality.Boots
2 thoughts on “19th Century U.S. Newspapers is getting a face lift”
I noticed a typo. error at:
“Brose lists” should probably be “Browse lists”.
Thank you, Laura! I’ve made the update.