Gale Directory Library

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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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As the global leader in reference publishing for more than 50 years, Gale is the trusted source for authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more. These directories are now available online in the Gale Directory Library. This online resource takes these references off the shelf and makes them available at the click of a mouse 24/7.

Directories become much more accessible and powerful. With expanded data and state-of-the-art search and export features, Gale Directory Library allows you to select the directories you want and make them available to your users any time, from anywhere.

Gale Directory Library allows researchers to:

  • Use traditional print titles like a database
  • Perform state-of-the-art searches
  • Sort and export data to analyze or generate mailing lists
  • Search 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer
  • Print, e-mail or download individual entries
  • Perform further research through hot-linked Web sites and e-mail addresses
  • Generate custom results from marked items lists
  • Access historical data through available backfiles

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"Gale Directory Library is a new database of Gale's print reference directories, notably Encyclopedia of Associations (including regional/state/local, international, and US editions; see online database review for Associations Unlimited, CH, Oct'06, 44-0653); Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies...Later in 2008 up to 40 titles will be added to the 12 available as of this writing. Libraries may purchase only the directories they do not already have and own them just like print versions...Search results display the basic citation in a clean, uncluttered screen familiar to users of Gale Virtual Reference Library (CH, Dec'05, 43-1903). The full text includes hot links to Web sites (where available) and a formatted citation that can be copied and pasted into documents. One handy feature is downloading results in CSV (comma-separated value) format to manipulate in spreadsheet or database programs. Gale has created an interesting research tool here, and the ability to customize holdings is a plus. Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries; all levels."-- M. Shores, Miami University Hamilton, CHOICE (July 2008)

— M. Shores