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Product Updates


A New Look for Gale Primary Sources

3/08/19


New Design
Gale’s Primary Sources team is working on updating and refreshing the interfaces for our line of historical resources.  You may have noticed that our new Religions of America resource (releasing in March 2019) features broader screens that take better advantage of screen real estate and includes updated page layouts.  This is the first new Gale Primary Sources product to feature the updated interface design as well as new enhancements such as the ability to save documents to popular online cloud services.  The rollout of the new design of Religions of America is a part of Gale’s larger effort across the Gale Primary Sources product line to update the interfaces for our online resources, updates which we first introduced in fall 2018 via a link on our Gale Primary Sources cross-search interface to “try the new experience” for the cross search.


We’re Listening to You

We are embarking on these updates to the Gale Primary Sources interfaces based on feedback and input from our users and customers in libraries and educational institutions around the world.  We are updating our sites to meet our users’ changing needs and expectations, and have based these changes on feedback about both the existing and new interfaces from students, librarians, and historical researchers via direct feedback, surveys, usage and analytics, user experience interviews, and other means.  The new design addresses concerns about our previous interfaces regarding compatibility and is optimized for use with modern browsers, internet technologies, and is responsive to dynamically resize for devices both large and small.  We have designed our sites to conform to the latest updates in industry standards, such as COUNTER usage and accessibility.


What’s Next
As mentioned above we have introduced the updated version of the cross search via a “try the new experience” link.  Over the coming months we will be releasing additional new interfaces across the Gale Primary Sources product line, which we will make available in each of the products via these links.  Please follow the link, try the new experience, and then let us know what you think.



Meet the Authors
Megan Sullivan is a product manager and works on the Gale Primary Sources line of products. She holds a Master of Science in Information with a concentration in Archives and Records Management and has worked and volunteered at several academic libraries. Before moving to her role in product management, Megan was a cataloger in Gale’s Metadata Standards and Services department. In her spare time, she likes to read historical fiction, travel to new places, and spend time with family and friends.
Doran Steele is a product manager at Gale and has over a decade of experience in the library information technology industry.  He is passionate about serving the research and teaching needs for the discipline of history. Doran has history degrees from the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin-Madison.  When not working on building online historical resources, Doran likes to conquer the world in tabletop board games, go on hikes, and cook with his family.


Products included: Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society, American Fiction, 1774-1920, American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Archives Unbound, Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Associated Press Collections Online, Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture, British Library Newspapers, British Literary Manuscripts Online, Business Insights: Essentials, Business Insights: Global, Cameron's Camp for Wellness, Cameron's Collection, Chatham House Online Archive, ChiltonLibrary.com, China and the Modern World, Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920, Daily Mail Historical Archive, Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, Digital Scholar Lab, Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Financial Times Historical Archive, Gale Academic OneFile, Gale Academic OneFile Select, Gale Analytics, Gale Books and Authors, Gale Business: DemographicsNow, Gale Business: Entrepreneurship, Gale Business: Plan Builder, Gale Case Studies, Gale College Collection, Gale Courses, Gale Directory Library, Gale General OneFile, Gale Health and Wellness, Gale In Context: Biography, Gale In Context: Canada, Gale In Context: College, Gale In Context: Elementary, Gale In Context: Environmental Studies, Gale In Context: For Educators, Gale In Context: Global Issues, Gale In Context: High School, Gale In Context: Middle School, Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, Gale In Context: Science, Gale In Context: U.S. History, Gale In Context: World History, Gale Interactive: Chemistry, Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy, Gale Interactive: Science, Gale LegalForms, Gale Literary Index, Gale Literature, Gale Literature Criticism, Gale Literature Resource Center, Gale Literature: Book Review Index, Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors, Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Gale Literature: LitFinder, Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series, Gale Literature: Something About the Author, Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series, Gale NewsVault, Gale OneFile: Agriculture, Gale OneFile: Business, Gale OneFile: CPI.Q, Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media, Gale OneFile: Computer Science, Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues, Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice, Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts, Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies, Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory, Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete, Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship, Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy, Gale OneFile: Fine Arts, Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture, Gale OneFile: Gender Studies, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine, Gale OneFile: High School Edition, Gale OneFile: Home Improvement, Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism, Gale OneFile: Information Science, Gale OneFile: Informe Académico, Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability, Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management, Gale OneFile: LegalTrac, Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence, Gale OneFile: News, Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health, Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies, Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines, Gale OneFile: Psychology, Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy, Gale OneFile: Science, Gale OneFile: U.S. History, Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers, Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism, Gale OneFile: World History, Gale Power Search, Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep, Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep, Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep, Gale Presents: Udemy, Gale Primary Sources, Gale Reference Complete, Gale eBooks, Gale eBooks: Professional Learning, Gale literature, Indigenous Peoples of North America, International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1887-2013, Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950, Literature Criticism Online (International), Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000, Miss Humblebee's Academy, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Virtual Library, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals, Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957, Political Extremism and Radicalism, Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, 1890-1970, Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992, Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II, Religions of America, Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500-1926, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Nichols Newspapers Collection, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive, Smithsonian Collections Online, Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History, State Papers Online, The Economist Historical Archive, The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003, The Independent Historical Archive, The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991, The Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600–1970, The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600–1926, The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1950-1980, The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800–1926, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600–1926, The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832–1978, The Making of the Modern World, The Shakespeare Collection, The Sunday Times Historical Archive, The Telegraph Historical Archive, The Times Digital Archive, The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, U.S. Declassified Documents Online, Women's Studies Archive, World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean,