Gale Primary Sources - Working with Documents

This tutorial covers the primary source image viewer, as well as tools for working with documents within Gale Primary Sources.


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For each item,

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you'll find the document title

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as well as publication information

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which may include place of publication,

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publication date and number of pages.

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For each document, you'll find a variety of tools

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including bookmarking, downloading, sharing,

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printing, citation and email tools.

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Use the bookmark feature to copy and paste

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or email a bookmark for the page.

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The bookmark provides a persistent URL

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that you can copy and use to link from web pages,

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blogs, learning management systems,

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social media or anywhere else you can post a link.

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Click the download icon to save a PDF

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or OCR version of the document.

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When downloading a PDF,

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you can download the current page,

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selected pages or the entire document.

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Click the share icon to share the document

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using social media.

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Click the print icon to print the document.

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Select the page range you want to print.

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Click the citation tools icon

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to generate a citation in MLA, APA or Chicago format

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or to export the citation for use

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in a third party citation tool.

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Click the email icon to send a copy of the document

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to yourself or someone else.

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Click the folder icon to save the document

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and return to it later.

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When you want to view, cite,

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email or print your saved document,

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select tools from the resource banner

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and then select my folder.

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Use the image viewing pane to navigate the document.

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Use the arrows at the top of the viewer

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to move forward or backward

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or enter a page number to jump to a specific page.

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Use the magnifying glass icons to zoom in or out.

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Use the left/right and up/down arrows

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to reposition the document.

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Click the adjust image icon

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to change the image contrast or brightness

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or to invert the image,

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that is change the image from positive to negative

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to improve readability.

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Click the full screen icon to view the document

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in full screen mode.

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To exit full screen mode, click the icon again.

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Use the search within box

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to further search the current document.

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Check the allow variations checkbox

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to accommodate for spelling variations

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sometimes found in historical documents.

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When available, use the relevant pages, relevant notes,

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table of contents or articles, illustrations,

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or related volumes links to navigate through the document

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or to related documents.

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For some content types,

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you'll find notes about the document or image.

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Tags are user-created keywords,

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usually just one or two words,

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that you can use to categorize documents

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that you want to return to.

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Public tags are visible to everyone.

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Private tags are only visible to you.

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You cannot edit or remove public tags

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that you did not create.

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To tag a document,

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look for the tags text boxes at the bottom of the page.

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Enter a term and then click enter.

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Click tools and then my folder

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to access any tags you've saved.

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Here, you'll find the public

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and private tags you've created.

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The number of documents

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associated with each tag is displayed.

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Click on the tag to view a list of documents

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that have that tag.

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Click on the document title or thumbnail image

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to view the document.

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You can create as many tags as you need

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or delete tags you no longer need.

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When available, you'll find related subjects.

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Use these links to access related search results.

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At the bottom of the document page,

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you'll find a full citation as well as a source citation

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and a Gale document number

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which you can use in the advanced search

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to return to this document.