Many of our Gale databases now have a new look

Recently, you may have noticed a new look to many of our Gale databases. Gale has switched to a new version of the PowerSearch interface which is “crisp and uncluttered and offers some very nice changes and enhancements,” including:

  • Greater discoverability through content type limiters – no more tabs
  • Sophisticated search assist with Did You Mean? functionality
  • Trending topics, suggested phrases and publication recommendations
  • New sidebar with recommendations and limiters for every search
  • Additional interface language translation options (Korean, Japanese and Simplified Chinese)
  • Read Speaker will read non-English documents
  • Translation of foreign language documents to English
  • More intuitive advanced searching with search assist on the most used indexes

For tutorials and other materials, visit

Here’s a list of the affected databases (all are available from this library webpage):

  • Academic OneFile
  • Agriculture Collection
  • Communications & Mass Media Collection
  • Computer Database
  • Criminal Justice Collection
  • Culinary Arts Collection
  • Diversity Studies Collection
  • Educators’ Reference Complete
  • Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
  • Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Fine Arts & Music Collection
  • Gardening Landscape & Horticulture Collection
  • GLBT Issues Collection
  • General OneFile
  • General Reference Center Gold
  • General Science Collection
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Home Improvement Collection
  • Hospitality Tourism & Leisure Collection
  • Info Science & Library Issues Collection
  • Informe, Insurance & Liability Collection
  • Junior Edition
  • LegalTrac
  • Military & Intelligence Database
  • Newsstand
  • New York Times
  • Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection
  • Pop Culture Collection
  • Psychology Collection
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Small Business Collection
  • Student Edition
  • US History Collection
  • War & Terrorism Collection
  • World History Collection

Enjoy the new look, and (as always) if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the library reference desk at 313.927.1346.

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