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.

For each item,

you'll find the document title

as well as publication information

which may include place of publication,

publication date and number of pages.

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

including bookmarking, downloading, sharing,

printing, citation and email tools.

Use the bookmark feature to copy and paste

or email a bookmark for the page.

The bookmark provides a persistent URL

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

blogs, learning management systems,

social media or anywhere else you can post a link.

Click the download icon to save a PDF

or OCR version of the document.

When downloading a PDF,

you can download the current page,

selected pages or the entire document.

Click the share icon to share the document

using social media.

Click the print icon to print the document.

Select the page range you want to print.

Click the citation tools icon

to generate a citation in MLA, APA or Chicago format

or to export the citation for use

in a third party citation tool.

Click the email icon to send a copy of the document

to yourself or someone else.

Click the folder icon to save the document

and return to it later.

When you want to view, cite,

email or print your saved document,

select tools from the resource banner

and then select my folder.

Use the image viewing pane to navigate the document.

Use the arrows at the top of the viewer

to move forward or backward

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

Use the magnifying glass icons to zoom in or out.

Use the left/right and up/down arrows

to reposition the document.

Click the adjust image icon

to change the image contrast or brightness

or to invert the image,

that is change the image from positive to negative

to improve readability.

Click the full screen icon to view the document

in full screen mode.

To exit full screen mode, click the icon again.

Use the search within box

to further search the current document.

Check the allow variations checkbox

to accommodate for spelling variations

sometimes found in historical documents.

When available, use the relevant pages, relevant notes,

table of contents or articles, illustrations,

or related volumes links to navigate through the document

or to related documents.

For some content types,

you'll find notes about the document or image.

Tags are user-created keywords,

usually just one or two words,

that you can use to categorize documents

that you want to return to.

Public tags are visible to everyone.

Private tags are only visible to you.

You cannot edit or remove public tags

that you did not create.

To tag a document,

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

Enter a term and then click enter.

Click tools and then my folder

to access any tags you've saved.

Here, you'll find the public

and private tags you've created.

The number of documents

associated with each tag is displayed.

Click on the tag to view a list of documents

that have that tag.

Click on the document title or thumbnail image

to view the document.

You can create as many tags as you need

or delete tags you no longer need.

When available, you'll find related subjects.

Use these links to access related search results.

At the bottom of the document page,

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

and a Gale document number

which you can use in the advanced search

to return to this document.