At Gale we are always working to improve our products and make them more useful for our customers. Along those lines, we’re happy to announce the addition of a new Parenthetical Citation tool to GVRL. Designed to work in concert with our popular Highlights & Notes tool, it adds the ability to automatically produce a citation for highlighted text in a GVRL eBook.
Parenthetical citations are utilized by researchers in order to acknowledge which parts of their paper reference particular sources. The new tool allows users to quickly and easily highlight important text, cite it, and save both the text and the citation to the Highlighted Articles page. Here’s how it works:
Cite a Passage
GVRL users now have the option to generate a citation for a particular passage as part of the Highlights & Notes menu that opens upon selecting a section of text. Simply select the text as normal and click the “Cite” button.
View the Citation
Users who click “Cite” will see the full citation for the passage. The format of the citation will be either MLA or APA, depending on the user’s citation preference setting in Gale Admin.
These citations can easily be copied from the display box using standard browser tools or the “Crtl+C” keyboard shortcut.
Clicking “Add Snippet” will add the selected text to the citation information
Add the Snippet
Clicking “Add Snippet” will add the selected text, formatted as a direct quote, with a short citation included directly after.
The box now provides all of the necessary details for quoting and citing the passage. Users can copy all of this information directly from the display box.
The “Highlighted Articles” folder now shows short citation information attached to the text that was highlighted. Users may toggle between MLA and APA citation formats, and can download, print, or email the page and the associated bibliography.
Highlighted Articles and Bibliography
Users’ color choices for their highlights now appear in the Highlighted Articles page.
The bibliography auto-generates at the bottom of the page, and toggling between MLA and APA will reformat both the parenthetical citation and the corresponding bibliography.
If you have any questions, call us at 1-800-877-GALE or contact your Gale Representative.
About the Author
Geoff is a Renaissance man, who can often be found reading about obscure historical topics, working on cars, or debating world affairs. He comes from a family of teachers and has a BA in communications.