Gale PowerSearch

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Gale PowerSearch platform offers comprehensive access to authoritative reference, periodical and primary source information. Gale has incorporated enhancements, creating PowerSearch 2.0, a platform providing even greater ease -- "giving more power to the user."

PowerSearch 2.0 simplifies browsing through Gale's more than 20,000 publications, providing the ability to search across more than 150 million documents. The interface provides users a Web-like experience and includes added features that appeal to and empower library researchers.Key features provide more customization options for the user, allowing them to create their own custom profile. Users can modify the home page so that the topics and publications they are interested in are fed through RSS feeds right to the page at login. In addition, users have better navigation options such as the new Publication Browse with hover technology which allows users to see more publication details without clicking through.

Additional features include:

  • Web 2.0 sharing tools including, MySpace, Reddit, Digg, Facebook, Newsvine, Twitter and others to connect users with their community -- allowing them to push interesting articles out to the Web to share with others.
  • ReadSpeaker technology allowing users to have articles available from within the platform read aloud to them.
  • Addition of "named user" functionality, allowing researchers to create custom profiles, name and save any search and modify RSS feed on the product's homepage, thus facilitating ongoing research and supporting user's interests.
  • Search results that incorporate portals of context sensitive multimedia (images, video and podcasts).
  • On demand translation of documents into 11 different languages, helping institutions support a global community of users.

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Features and Benefits

  • Web sharing tools.
  • Read Speaker Technology.
  • User customization.