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Last Updated: September 21, 2023

For NOVELny: Uncover New Content Within Your Gale NOVELny Resources

Gale’s product teams add new content to our resources every month – tune into this recorded session to hear about recent additions to your NOVELny resources including popular title additions in Gale OneFile resources and topic pages in Gale In Context resources.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Alright, good afternoon everybody. Thanks for joining me. I’m Stacey Knibloe, your Gale Trainer for New York.

Glad to be with you. Virtually this afternoon for our Uncover New Content Within Your Gale NOVELny Resources.

I’m going to show you some new stuff that's been added to the resources over the last few months and throwing a little bit of new functionality as well along the way that something we launched this summer so Just again, wanted to come on video and say hello.

I’m going to go ahead and turn that off so that my video screen doesn't block anything on your end.

So. Let's talk a bit about our agenda. Which is very brief. We're going to talk about what's new and where to find it.

I've given it pretty straightforward here. It's a very brief agenda. If there is anything in particular you're looking for that you have questions about, please feel pretty share that in the chat or the QA.

I’m going to keep my eye on that throughout the session so I can address questions as they come in.

And we'll leave a little time at the end as well. So wrap up with any questions and of course also share.

Gale support information so that if the question doesn't come to you today, but it comes to you in a week, you know where to go, to get that answer.

So. Let's go ahead and dive in and lots of things to show you. So we're going to start off with some new periodical content.

Some of you may have noticed it. This happened, earlier this spring, but, we want to make sure you're aware of it.

We've added some new general interest kind of popular titles to Yale, one file. So just a little reminder, Gale General OneFile is our big periodical resource for everybody really.

It is things you find on the shelf in the public library. Things you may find, you know, at the bookstore.

It's a really wide range, kind of developed for public libraries and total it has over 10,000 sources but we're never done with our databases so we're always adding new content and we started to agree with Zenio, to provide some titles that are, you know, probably fly off the shelf in your library.

There are a hundred 10 or so of them. This is just a sampling here. Some of the most popular, things was that folks were, you know, folks that were excited about, to hear that they were available in their resource.

We've got a question in the QA. Will attendees receive follow materials after the webinar, including certificates of completion.

Absolutely. You'll get an email tomorrow around this time of day with follow-up links and the like it'll be all our contact information and such.

I can actually, you know, on put these slides to be a refresher on the content.

Your attendance certificate should arrive today within about an hour or so of when we finish. So you'll get that.

They will get that sooner. The follow-up email will won't come until tomorrow afternoon though. It's a Zoom feature you can only send it I think it's 24 h it says one day but I think it's equals 24 h which is of course what a day equals stuff.

There you go. Alright, so let's actually take a look at this content and show how you can seek it out inside general one file.

So let me pop over to our resources and I’m just using our, menu. You may.

Use another tool or of course another path to get into our resources. We encourage that the menu is just the easiest for me.

I don't have a library with site to navigate to the resources. So I’m going to pop into Gale Journal one files and go to the periodicals town.

And there's general one.

And we make things a little bigger. Or your end of the webinar. The homepage gives you a nice simple search.

So say I was looking for a magazine, you can actually throw it in there, but I wouldn't show you a better way to get at the sources.

And if you look in the lower right hand corner of the home page, we offer a publication search.

So this is always been a great way to find out if we have a publication you're interested in.

You can browse an issue, see what the back file is. It's a really great way to kind of feel out what's here in the resource.

And you just type in the name of the publication you're looking for. I was very excited about.

Cook's Illustrated, forgive my, typing here.

I'm, I have a little issue with my keyboard and I'm

And trouble with it. Okay, there we go. Okay, so there's Cook's Illustrated and for me a brief look into the publishers but if you click on the title you can get kind of our holdings information.

So we can see we've got illustrated. Most of these new titles that we added this spring go back to 2,022 So if you look at the, dropbox there in the far left, you can open up and look at past issues, you select the year you want.

Of course this will continue to grow and get bigger. And if you select an issue. You go right to the results.

It's some of you may have zenio content where you kind of flip through the magazines.

We don't have quite that. The content set up and that way it's really just what we call full text right so it's all the text but not those kind of PDFs of the pages.

But we could rouse through this issue. Make fried potatoes, buying a pasta for mushroom lovers recipe just kinda jump into whatever looks good.

In there we have. Great recipe and of course you got all the standard features so if I want to send this to my Google Drive and keep it in my recipes folder.

If I want to email it to you. You know, someone to, suggest as a dinner or something like that.

You got the email feature. All the regular tools are here. So we have all those to take advantage of.

The other neat feature and I’m just going to use my back button here to get back. Is this page that gives you the publication details also offers a search over in the right so I can search through all of the issues of this publication.

And there are a few different ways to do this. But I like this. I, you know, know the publication I’m getting so I can always just search in maybe I’m looking for You know, they do reviews of different products.

So if I’m thinking about buying an air prior. Click search. Got several hits here so we jump in to see the equipment corner.

Look for that red text where it's found my search term and there are better recommendation highly recommended. Oh wait sorry this looking at the igloo, air fry there go So excellent.

Right, so you can do that with any of the publications just going to pop back to that list. So, we can get another look at it.

One jumped out at me being a New Yorker myself, the Adirondack like title, kind of jumped off the page at me.

Let's go ahead and find that 1. One of the other ways you can get to publication, sorry folks having to get back in the right window here, is actually if you just search on.

Sorry, both in heaven.

I can't talk and type today apparently. Here we go. If you search on a publication name, your first few hits usually, if not all of them, it depends on publication name.

Will come from that source. And you'll always be able to click on the source name. This happens in all of our resources.

You can always click on the source to get a little more info and actually where it takes us to is that same page I landed out app from the publication, search.

I come to our holdings. What do we have for it? You can search within it. The other feature of this page I wanted to show you though is here in the toolbar.

We have a journal alert and basically this lets me subscribe to the magazine right through general one file. I quit create journal alert.

It asked me how I want to receive the new content as it comes into the database, whether it's be email or by using RSS aggregator, I can use that.

Just give it your email address, tell it how often you want to search for new content. I always leave it said it daily when I set up a journal alert, you know, get that new content as soon as possible.

And the format you want to see, receive it in, it will send you basically links to the new content.

Do you bring you into general one? Because we're asking for your email address. We do require that folks are 18 and older, to, set this up.

So we'll require them there and they're 18 and older, to, set this up.

So, are 18 and older, to, set this up. So, requirement there and then create the alert.

You'll get an email and you can immediately unsubscribe if you change your mind but every email that we send you with the new content will also allow you to subscribe so you can always cancel it if you find you don't need it but really handy feature can do that certainly for things you would just enjoy reading but it's a great tool for professional development.

You know, keep up to date on the topics you're interested in. Just again, come to the page that looks like this.

The publication details stage and look for that journal award button. Right there in the band. Alright, let's pop back.

And keep moving here. We want to talk about some news content, from the New York Times.

So we've been able to expand our partnership with the New York Times. We've included the full text of the paper going back to 1,985 for a long time now.

We're now able to offer a few of their other publications as well. The New York Times book review.

Is available in general one file that I was just in but also available in one pound news where all of our newspapers live and scale academic one file.

So this is content that exclusively used to live in our literature database. It is now available in these periodical resources as well.

We've also been able to add the New York Times for kids. You will, of course, have access to Gale in Context Elementary through now in New York.

And we've been looking and hoping to pull in a newspaper that's written for kids and they're kind of few and far between, that published regularly.

So we were thrilled to be able to add that title there. It's also included in again, And then lastly, the New York Times offers subscription only newsletters to their subscribers.

We are able to add some of those to the collection as well. You'll just see them cited as the New York Times newsletters, but they're available in, Yale, one file and Yale on found news.

So. You might notice the theme here, Yale, Jamal, on all of the new period that you mentioned, now they're also getting the New York Times content and then, that's been placed in a couple of other places as well.

So I’m going to pop into the news database for a minute. And share that. So just going to jump back to our menu here.

I’m going to put the on file news. So, get one foul news again, just a little reminder.

This is really where. All the newspapers we have access to. Gather up newspapers from around the world and across the U.S. are compiled in Gale OneFile: News along with newsletters, news wires, and other news oriented sources.

Like the other OneFile resources, a publication search on home page so you can go seek out that New York Times content.

Wanted to show though another way to get to it. So if I’m going to get on foul news.

Advanced search. This is where you're the boss. You build your search the way you want it.

You choose the field you want to search and you choose the filters you want to use. So if I am looking for a New York Times book review.

You've got a lot of great resources in the resource. This being one of them, we're going to talk about that a little bit more in a minute.

But as you come down below and use the filter tools by publication title and just start entering the title, it will show you the titles we have in the resource.

You can select the one you're interested in. Say we're looking for reviews, maybe we're going to do a little, you know, game in, you know, book club at the library.

I can. Hi that together with the search here. Use keyword. I like that.

It's a happy medium. You could be the subject of the article. He could be mentioned first paragraph or so.

And there we go. All my results are coming from the New York Times. So, it will be reviews and the way I can seek those out, you know, we could have interviews and other things in there, you know, we could have interviews and other things in there too.

We've got more filters. Once you've done your search, a lot of those filters come with you.

So you can apply them if you want to narrow down your results. And Over on the right, we've got a document type limiter, one of my favorites, and we can choose book reviews.

Easily find them. I mentioned this because of course we know libraries are dealing with book challenges you know maybe more Then they have before so as you're doing your kind of due diligence to prove why a book maybe needs to be in your collection.

You can take advantage of that feature. That document type book review is available in most of our databases.

And just as a little reminder, I shouldn't say most, it's really available in all of that as long as it's got, you know, periodical content.

I wanted to remind you that you all have access to Gale one file information science. So this is a collection of periodicals targeted at.

Information and technology including you know our area of expertise libraries right so you're getting a lot of your professional library journals in there.

So you can of course go and look for book reviews because you're going to have you know things like book lists and the like in there.

You're also going to have though our other publications. So things like, you know, the American Libraries and School Library Journal and things along those lines.

So as you are maybe dealing with a book challenge, you know, you can. Yeah, in Gale, one file information science about what libraries are doing.

So just a little reminder. That new content, you've got access to this for a while, but just wanted to refresh your memory.

Should you need that at your at your disposal? Alrighty, let's go ahead and move on.

Want to talk about our bill in context new content. So that's we are you know always adding new publications to things like academic one.

These are the ones that kind of jumped out. I’m going to show you later where you can find our blog and kind of keep up with the monthly editions.

Oh, sorry, and I forgot I added this one. So we are working with the state library. To add the New York Times, book review and the newsletter source.

2, our custom database. For novel New York. We have a dedicated database for the New York Times.

Right now it has the newspaper and. The other source, let me pop right in and we'll find it.

Go to the publication, So I can refresh my memory. Oh, the international New York Times.

I should remember that. So those are in there. We hope to add the book review in the newsletters. I should remember that. So those are in there.

We hope to add the book review in the newsletters here as well. So have it in this kind of standalone for New York Times content.

Unlikely that we get the kids newspaper that's going to kinda stay in general one pound beyond Patrick's Elementary.

Okay, now moving on to the updates to be able and context resources. So these are. The state library still paying for all libraries of access to now New York resources.

Our their contract is currently current through the end of June, 2024. So they are currently still paying for them.

They've made a few announcements on their lists and other places. So I would reach out to their help desk directly with questions beyond that.

But they are current through June, 2024.

Thanks for your question.

Alright, so, in context is where our content for, I apologize, my animations didn't work correctly there, but got what we wanted on the screen anyway.

Gale in context, our databases that target our K 12 learners. But really, I think they're really great for everybody.

Honestly, I, as, I use several of them myself. So they are targeted towards K 12.

Curriculum. So that's kind of why I wanted to mention that in terms of the content that we've been adding.

So we keep an eye on what's happening of course in the classroom and in curriculum. Standards and the like so.

We've been doing a lot of work to make sure we're hearing from, diverse voices.

We've been doing a lot of work to make sure we keep up to with the news and all of those things kind of.

Yeah, that's the deal and context resources and we've made a few changes. it updates to the browse tools that are available in the resource to kinda get you to that content.

So specifically in G and context elementary we've created a new portal browse for Native American tribes and of course here in New York State that definitely comes up in our curriculum.

We also have seen a lot of states adding a lot of standards around, financial literacy and personal finance.

So we've been adding content to the databases along those lines. We highlighting new artists, authors and things like that.

So we're possibly updating these databases, but I pulled out a few things here as a highlight.

So let's go ahead and pop into, you know, and context element here and have a little look around.

So of course this resource is kind of aimed at a K 5, you know, reading level and the interface lines up with that as well.

One of the things we always offer in the, data basis are these browsers from the homepage.

And in elementary it's you know they're big buttons we can see you know very colorful very icon driven and if we pop into social studies topic.

We always have kids drill down, right? Cause we want to build information that is still. So this is kind of a subtle way of showing them how information gets organized.

It keeps, you know, kind of narrowing down. So we start out with social studies, we drill down into explorer to world history, US history, and there's our money in economics.

New, topic tree and there's our new Native American tribes topic tree.

So the browsers adjust to it's not just that we're adding new content. We want to make sure it's easily discoverable.

So we've got a large list here of Native American tribes. We scroll down a bit, we can find one here.

From our state, New York, the Mohawk tribe. Like all of our topic trees, they start right out with an overview so we can get some more information.

We have some quick facts right off the bat. You know, content to help support as well. Book articles, magazines, bios, pictures, and so on.

And then one of my favorite areas of these pages is the related topic so we can branch off again kind of keep discovering, keep us engaged in the content.

So learn about First Nations in Canada or the Iroquois tribe. Just kinda keep moving between these.

So if there are areas of study you're finding, your school needs, let us know.

This is how we, you know, put new content into the resource. We want to know what you need in your schools, in your public libraries, in your academic libraries.

Share, you know, what you're looking for. Do you want to share some of the personal finance content as well?

So we've created, for saving money. And if I want to share this out with kids, if we're about to talk about money in the classroom or maybe we're doing some sort of programming at the library.

You can always share content out or get link. Cool. Here in the right hand corner will give you a persistent URL or so that you can just link that wherever you need it inside your, management system, on your programming page in a lip guide.

Whenever you see that link in any of our databases, that's what it's going to give you as a persistent URL that you can take anywhere and link.

For folks to easily find just with a click.

Alright, let's take a look at another resource. So Gale in contact middle school, so jumping up to our middle school learners, we've got again more focus on financial literacy and personal finance.

Again, still wanting to build up diverse voices. We've added some new lick content, supporting, you know, more books that are being read in the classroom and in the library and of purchase for fun, lots of good stuff here.

And middle school is Of course, going to jump us up. In terms of the reading model but also the interface.

We've got a slightly more sophisticated homepage but still taking those topic trees and drilling down.

So, Money and banking is new. And again, keeping that overview at the top. Reference bios and so on.

Always keeping up with the news as well so you have good well rounded oral year landing content from lots of different sources.

And learning more.

A little trick you can use in the, some of the Galing context databases is if I go back to that homepage.

Yeah, we've got all of our topic trees by subject, but then we also list just all of the topic pages at once.

So currently today they're 689. If you check back next month there probably be a few more.

These are all the topic pages and if something isn't listed here don't worry it's probably so covered in the database it just doesn't have a dedicated portal and those are the ones we keep developing.

So not everything gets the portal. And actually decides I've been showing you it's new portals or new overview essays or like lots of new primary documents, it could varies, just new content in general.

But I wanted to point out here when you're looking at the browse topic, you'll notice there when you go to all of them, there is a dropdown at the top here and you can select and you are updated.

So see the new portals or the heavily updated ones. Technically all of these databases have new magazines, new magazine articles, newspaper, flowing into them every day.

So we're not giving it an updated note just because it got 3 new newspaper articles. We went in and we heavily updated the reference content.

Maybe added images, added primary documents. Some work went into that portal to update it. So, you know, animal rights is a portal we have for a long time, but we recently did some work on and added new reference sources and the like.

So. Ones that say new, that's a new coral. We certainly had coverage for a number of the stars before, but now we have a dedicated portal page for it or topic page for it.

I see you can send students right there when that something is being read in the classroom. And can also use our classroom tool up here in the upper right hand corner.

If you want to link it right to your Google classroom page. So another way to get students right where you want them.

Alright, and lastly, we're going to talk about new content and Yealink context proposing viewpoints.

Always a popular resource currently sits at the number 2 spot and New York State is being most used general or sorry for me.

Yale academic one. Is it number one? But opposing viewpoints, of course, is about lots of issues that we, hear about on the news that we hear about elections and is, we're always trying to keep up with what's happening here because we want folks to have a place to research and find content that is balanced on these issues.

So lots of good reference sources as well so you can kind of make your own decisions. But we've added heavily to this this content really all the time it's kind of constant but adding lot of content around you know certainly when COVID was happening but then also had the things that happened after so you can see a few of those maybe jumping out at you.

We are also always going to cover the Nash the national debate topic which I’ll go ahead and pop into in a minute.

Let's go ahead and hop into that resource. Just keep an eye on the clock here. I want to let you all out on time.

There's opposing viewpoints and. Wanted to show you everything else I've kind of brought it to far have been new portals so wanted to share kind of the standard results list.

So when we, we don't have, I guess, we will add one at some point and implicit by, topic page, but we have a standard result for it and you know add a new content around reference you're certainly going to find content in the periodicals so I just have a more traditional search result page.

But still organized by the type of different kind or the type of, source it is. So we get news together, reference together and so on.

Also wanted to share with a pop back to the homepage because we typically highlight it through the school year.

The national debate topics gets its own spot on the homepage and you can go back and see previous ones.

This year's national debate topic is around economic inequality. So we've actually also linked some topics that are.

Related to that on this page but then also you can go back and look at the past history ones as well so we create a portal for it every year.

And economic inequality here. Of course, some highlighted viewpoints to take a look at than the entire collection of viewpoints.

So on. Now the feature I wanted to show you here and I’m just going to go ahead and show you rather than showing it to you on the slides.

Folks are big fans of our topic. Finder search, our visual search result. It's now available in the toolbar when you're in our mailing context databases with the exception of elementary.

Topic finder. Is going to run around what's in this quarrel that I’m sitting on if I select it.

So it's going to go out and read those economic inequality articles and create a visual search result for me.

I can see what do we talk about when we talk about economic inequality. We talk about pay gaps.

We talk about women. You can see kind of the heat map and the visuals here, the bigger pieces of the pie, the ones that are red, those are mentioned more often than ones that are smaller and saying marine or yellow.

And as you zoom in and click on these. Over on the right, it matches you up with the topics.

And you can switch this to a wheel result if you prefer. That same data just displaying in a different visualization just to back up above the results here.

We've also added topic finder to the homepage when you come into the. Databases.

So just scroll down. And you will find topic finder right here in the lower left hand corner.

It can start a search there. A lot of our libraries like to do this particularly with, you know, teams and.

Middle schoolers, it's a great way to, you know, kind of get them started because along with Finding.

I’m also seeing in basic species what we talk about. Oh, okay, right. It's summer plants, summer animals.

We talk about climate change and talk about biodiversity. These are all key words I can use in other searches.

And maybe help me expand my topic or narrow it if I need to. It's a really great way for them to kind of pick up things again and it's maybe still a way.

It's also more engaging, right? We're working with something visual. I click and interact with it.

You know, it's just a little bit more fun than looking at a list of texts, right?

So topic finder is then added to the toolbar and the homepage of the dealing context resources with the exception of elementary.

I haven't added it there yet. Alright, let me double check. That's everything I wanted to show you.

So let me switch back to the PowerPoint. We'll wrap up with support.

Oh, yeah, I already did that. So you'll have the slides if you need them. Why don't since we were talking about content, I wanted to remind you that you all have access to the Gale usage dashboard for your school or institution.

And oh, well, got my question there. You can run a top search term report on your databases and see what's being searched for.

So this can help you with collection development and kind of let you know what books are in there searching for.

You know, certain class assignments are happening or there's interest in maybe a program or something around the topic.

Don't forget that this tool is available to you. It's not a tax sharing particular user.

It's just these are the searches that are being done. So it is a great way to get to know kind of what's happening in the resources when you aren't the one leading them there.

Alright, and let's wrap up the scale support. So. You always have access to support. Dot gale.

Dot com slash novel New York. We've got lots of great materials for you there, our newest offering, our Gale Training Toolkits.

So if you are a new librarian and you want to learn more about Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints and what you can do with it, we give you a way to train yourself on it.

We also give you tools. Say I’m going to go out to my social studies teachers and I want to show them, Gale and Pentecostal viewpoints.

The toolkit will tell you. You are the tools you need. We've got a PowerPoint deck for you.

We've got, some lesson plans you could use. So the toolkits are a great way to kind of guide yourself through learning more about the databases.

Of course you can always reach out to your team again. I’m of course your trainer for New York. Feel free to reach out to me again.

You'll get that email tomorrow that will have all my contact info. You can also feel free to follow us on, social media.

I would highly recommend, though, if you are interested in the updates that happen to Gale databases.

Go and visit our blog log that We're always letting folks know every month the new periodicals that have been added when there's a big interface update or again new content.

The blog is always keeping up with what's happening and your customer success manager is a good person to get to know at Gale.

They are going to be able to help you with pretty much anything if they can't they know who to go to get help.

So definitely reach out. When you leave the webinar today, it should prompt you to take our training session survey.

We'd love to know what you thought of the webinar. And of course, keep your eye on our calendars for more sessions.

We have of course our novel New York specific sessions, but also are at large calendars available to you as well.

Something looks good to you. We encourage you to sign up. And of course, if you can attend live, we always have the, recording available, so.

Happy to have you watch those too. So. With that, I wouldn't wrap up. We have run a couple of minutes over.

I do apologize for that. I would have one more thing to say, but I’ll go and close things out here.

I’m going to stick around and see if there are any questions. But share everything I wanted to share today.

I hope this is helpful to you and we'll catch you on another session down the road.
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