General Reference InfoTrac Products
Questions - Click on question below to go to the answer
Answers to Questions above
We have adapted a statement from "Full text Sources Online" whose introductory matter discusses "full text" as applied to individual articles, "full text" as applied to entire publications and "selected full text coverage."
"Thomson Gale full text coverage means that the text of each article is provided in its most complete form. The content included consists of all feature articles, reviews, editorials, letters to the editor, columns, correction notices, and obituaries. Excluded materials include advertisements, indexes to advertisers, tables of contents, information for authors, issue indexes and untitled announcements."
Our product editorial team selects the journals. Librarians and publishers who wish to submit suggestions may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The suggestion will be forwarded to the appropriate product editor.
Peer reviewed lists can be located on our Titles List site
Thomson Gale identifies the content as "refereed" when the material is of a scholarly or scientific nature and the journal is noted as "refereed" either in its marketing literature, prefatory comments, or a library reference tool, such as a periodicals directory.
All products are updated daily, 7 days a week.
Yes. Lists by subject are available on our Titles List site.
Describe your indexing methods.
Subject indexing is done using a controlled vocabulary. Indexers also assign appropriate terms from controlled authority files. The InfoTrac Subject Guide is a patron-friendly snapshot incorporating the InfoTrac subject vocabulary and our many authority files. When entering a topic, a student can access see references, term subdivisions, and related topics from the subject, company, organization, personal name, geographic location, and event authority files. InfoTrac even helps the student with misspellings by displaying near-matches from which a selection can be made. The indexing is found on each record and is hyperlinked as the example below demonstrates:
View other articles linked to these subjects:
View other articles in this issue
In addition to subject indexing, Thomson Gale indexers select appropriate terms from the following authority files:
We cite the complete editorial content of every publication, and frequently add enhancements to article titles, in addition to providing indexing. The depth of indexing can vary but, on average, 2 to 6 index terms are added to each indexed article. These will include subject index terms (controlled vocabulary), important named individuals or companies, etc. Certain types of full-text articles are citation-only (such as letters, as per below) without subject index terms added.
Book reviews (plus film reviews, etc.) are subject-indexed under the title of the book and the heading "Books", with sub-heading "reviews". Reviewee and the review's author are also added to the record.
Editorials are subject-indexed and, in certain journals, receive an article type designation "Editorial".
Letters (full-text) are generally citation-only, unless signed by a nationally prominent individual (these are indexed).
Thomson Gale considers its vocabulary a living, dynamic part of its products
and supports it within the company with a team of full-time vocabulary
experts. These vocabulary editors continue to add to and modify
the vocabulary in response to changing terminology and the emergence of
new topics. Their work is informed by their own research, constant
interaction with the indexing staff who are reviewing the current literature,
and the input from Thomson Gale's customers.
Accessibility of various fields/elements through searching
The keyword search retrieves from all the fields above as well as searching
Product Names, Names of Works, Case Names, and words in the title, abstract, or
first 50 words of text. The advanced search function allows specific
fields in a search to be combined.
What are title annotations?
Searchability and usability are also improved by the addition of title
annotations where the publisher's title is ambiguous, incomplete, or does
not give a clear indication of the article's content. These title
annotations, which enhance the keyword search, may spell out acronyms,
provide full names of persons or organizations, explain the focus of the
article, provide section titles or part numbers, or identify the article
as an editorial, review, interview, or some special article type.
Records are indexed and available for searching within a time frame ranging from one day to two weeks, depending on content type. A queuing methodology is applied to ensure that high-priority titles and news materials are processed in the most timely manner possible.
Title change lists are posted every month by the 15th of the month at www.gale.com/title lists. These include newly added titles, ceased titles, and title changes. We are now tracking changes in rights on these lists as well.
Title change lists are posted every month by the 15th of the month at
include newly added titles, ceased titles, and title changes. We track
changes in rights on these lists as well. Customers may subscribe to our
Bulletin Update e-newsletter and we will send them a reminder of the
update each month.