In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we’ve been giving away some fun Gale Cengage Learning bling since we have access to three Gale databases we use heavily for research here on a regular basis at The Unquiet Library. Many thanks to Gale for the free goodies that are helping our students show their love for The Unquiet Library (and databases)! Simple yet fun vendor swag goes a long way in helping students remember our learning tools that we use on a regular basis.
I am thrilled to share some exciting news: today Gale, part of Cengage Learning, officially released the new Gale AccessMyLibrary School Edition iPhone app! And yes, that is me providing the narration for the YouTube video!
Read more about the awesome new app and then go get it!
Check out the awesome new GALE database widget generator! You can create customized widgets to point your patrons to your GALE databases. Widgets can be customized to be site specific and are easy to create. You can embed the code on your blog, wiki, or web page!
Go to the link http://access.gale.com/widgets/ to grab one of the four possible widget generators!
Here is a link to our widgets we have created! Yeah!
Many thanks to Eric J. Hoss of GALE for his help in finding a solution to bookmark infomarks in GALE databases!
1. Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/190 and install this add-on in your Firefox browser. You will be prompted to restart your browser.
2. Now go to your favorite Gale database article or search you’d like to bookmark.
3. Mouse over to the text link that says “infomark”; you will need to open the “infomark” link. Now mouse over the infomark link, right click, and choose the option, “Bookmark this LINK in del.icio.us”.
4. You can now easily bookmark and tag the article or search with del.icio.us.
Many thanks to Eric for sharing this valuable “trick” so that I can now bookmark from my favorite GALE resources with ease and speed in del.icio.us!