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  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library hilde.kempenaers@thomson.com

  2. GVRL – Facts • Specialist reference e-book database • Both own Thomson Gale and 3rd party publications • One-off purchase model rather than subscription model • Purchase one eBook at a time - not a predetermined collection

  3. GVRL - Features • Individually searchable by title or cross-searchable as database • Unlimited site licence access (authentication by IP validation) • Remote access • Marc records included – allow linking at title level from OPAC

  4. GVRL - Features • Chapters and search results can be e-mailed, printed and downloaded • COUNTER compliant usage statistics • Citation export (EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager) • Open URL compliant • Z39.50

  5. What is actually in GVRL ? Currently over 800 titles Over 120 more for 2006 Continuously updated title list available on www.gale.com/gvrl For price list please contact hilde.kempenaers@thomson.com or agent

  6. GVRL : Reference content from other publishers : General Reference, Humanities Animation, Game Development Academic, Learning, Professional Historical Atlases

  7. John Harper Publishing GVRL : Reference content from other publishers : Information Science, Technology Global Political Reference NEW! Business, Personal Success Scientific, Technical

  8. Digital GVRL : Reference content from other publishers : NEW! Business, Scientific, Technical, Medical Astronomy, Atlases / Maps Academic, Education, Professional Social Sciences, Humanities M.E. Sharpe

  9. Basic Search Search Options: GVRL 2.0 • Basic Search • Document title • Keyword • Full text • Or…select a publication

  10. Library Bar Title Bar Toolbar Search Bar Search Pathway A B C D E Basic Search Screen

  11. Basic Search • Select from three search options • Or select a publication – and make a search within • Or show all titles by subject

  12. Basic Search • Three search options • Enter search term • View results • Sort results ? • Expand or limit search from results page?

  13. Results - Article/Entry • Hit term highlighting • Images • Web links • Link to related index terms in this eBook title

  14. Results - Document Links • Click more links from the article / entry page • View the entry as a PDF • Click a link for more information on ‘how to cite’ entries

  15. Results - eBook Links • Click more links from the article / entry page • About this eBook • eTable of Contents • eBook index • List of Illustrations

  16. Toolbar Options • InfoMark • Print • eMail • Download • InfoMarks are a stable URL linked to your Thomson Gale databases • A single-click to any page of search results • Embed InfoMarks into web pages, Word documents, lesson plans and VLE’s • Mark entries Bookmark entries interest as you search the database • View previous searches • Dictionary • Title list • Use ‘help’

  17. Add rows for more search options if required Advanced Search • Select indexes to search • Expand link to get more search options • Select titles? • Refine your search results if required  

  18. Advanced Search – Additional Tips • Search for words ‘near to’ each other  • Search across titles containing a certain word (rather than selecting a specific title) • View results – then expand / limit results if required

  19. Quick Search • Perform a Quick Search from the results page • Performs a Keyword Search • Use ‘Quick Search’ to find additional results – then easily go back to your original results

  20. Questions? Hilde Kempenaers hilde.kempenaers@thomson.com Many Thanks for Listening !