Gale has long been known for publishing authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more. These directories are now available digitally in the Gale Directory Library. This platform takes these detailed references off the shelf and makes them available at the click of a mouse 24/7 to all your users, whether they're at the library or at home.
With Gale Directory Library, users can experience state-of-the-art functionality to perform a range of data searching, sorting and exporting. Users can access data from a single directory, or cross-search multiple directories. And libraries can buy only those directories that they need -- for generating mailing lists, conducting research, and analyzing trends across categories and over time.
Since libraries are buying digital directory editions rather than subscribing to a data feed, older editions remain in a collection. Thus users can look up historical information as well as cross-search multiple editions to analyze trends over time. In fact, backfile content is available for certain directories so users can perform these searches right away. These innovative features, unlike anything seen previously with our directory products, make Gale Directory Library the essential tool for research and marketing alike.
Classic, award-winning titles like Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Encyclopedia of Associations and Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media become not only much more accessible, but also more powerful, with expanded data sets (when applicable) and search, sort and export features.