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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: Academic OneFile, Academic OneFile Select, Agriculture, American Amateur Newspapers, American Fiction, 1774-1920, American Historical Periodicals, Archives Unbound, Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Associated Press Collections Online, Biography, Book Review Index, Books & Authors, Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture, British Library Newspapers, British Literary Manuscripts Online, Business, Business Insights: Essentials, Business Insights: Global, CPI.Q, Cameron's Camp for Wellness, Cameron's Collection, Canada, Career Online High School, Chatham House Online Archive, Chemistry, ChiltonLibrary.com, China and the Modern World, College, Communications and Mass Media, Computer Science, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Women's Issues, Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture 1790-1920, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Daily Mail Historical Archive: 1896–2004, DemographicsNow, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Digital Scholar Lab, Diversity Studies, Early Arabic Printed Books, Economics and Theory, Educator's Reference Complete, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Elementary, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies and Policy, Financial Times Historical Archive, Fine Arts, For Educators, Gale Analytics, Gale Business: Plan Builder, Gale Case Studies, Gale Courses, Gale Directory Library, Gale Health and Wellness, Gale LegalForms, Gale Literary Index, Gale Literature, Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series, Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series, Gale NewsVault, Gale Primary Sources, Gale eBooks, Gale eBooks: Professional Learning, Gale literature, Gardening and Horticulture, Gender Studies, General OneFile, Global Issues, Health and Medicine, High School, High School Edition, Home Improvement, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Anatomy, Indigenous Peoples of North America, Information Science, Informe Academico, Insurance and Liability, International Herald Tribune, Leadership and Management, LegalTrac, Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950, LitFinder, Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism Online (International), Literature Resource Center, Middle School, Military and Intelligence, Mirror Historical Archive, Miss HumbleBee's Academy, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Virtual Library, News, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals, Nursing and Allied Health, Opposing Viewpoints, Peterson's Career Prep, Peterson's Test Prep, Peterson's Test and Career Prep, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Picture Post Historical Archive, Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia in the Twentieth Century, Pop Culture Studies, Popular Magazines, Power Search, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles, Psychology, Public Health Archives, Punch Historical Archive: 1841–1992, Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement: Forced Migration and World War II, Religion and Philosophy, Religions of America, Sabin Americana: History of the Americas, 1500–1926, Science, Science, Science, 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, Something About the Author, State Papers Online, The Economist Historical Archive, The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 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, 1600-1970, 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, 1822?2006, The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000, The Times Digital Archive, The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, U.S. Declassified Documents Online, U.S. History, U.S. History, Udemy, Vocations and Careers, War and Terrorism, Women's Studies Archive, World History, World History, World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean,