Gale Gives Libraries New Searching Power
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 8, 2008 – Gale, the reference industry leader, has just raised the bar on digital content searches. In association with Groxis, an industry leader in search technology, Gale’s acclaimed PowerSearch platform now offers users the ability to search nearly all of a library’s electronic holdings, its OPAC and the open Web from one single starting point.
Articles from sources outside of the PowerSearch platform are provided in an “additional databases” tab. The result is a search engine unlike any other, providing libraries with a simple, sophisticated “Google-like” solution for managing a wealth of electronic reference information.
This affordable enhancement, said Nader Qaimari, Senior Director PowerSearch Programs, “makes research even faster and easier for the user and makes the most of the library’s limited reference budget by giving exposure to virtually all of their electronic offerings.”
Beyond its unique cross-searching and visual searching capabilities, PowerSearch offers additional user advantages such as:
- Impartial, objective results, with searches that produce content from Gale and more
- No learning curve because PowerSearch Plus is the same interface researchers have been using for years
About PowerSearch was launched about four years ago and is currently used by thousands of public, academic, K12 and special libraries everywhere. The platform recently received a number of enhancements and in October 2007 was named Most Improved Product by the Charleston Review. Significant enhancements include:
Search Alerts with RSS export
- Did You Mean? providing alternate spellings and more preferred search terms
- Improved “How-to-Cite” Functionality
- Much more
For more information on PowerSearch, contact Jason Bass, Product Manager, at
[email protected] Plus leverages Gale’s award-winning PowerSearch platform and adds a new dimension that will help researchers not only take full advantage of virtually every digital resource a library has to offer, but also allow them to see information in a whole new way with features like visual search. Visual Search offers a more appealing way to search by using color, size and basic shapes like spheres and squares to display categories, subcategories of topics and articles.
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm.