"Nineteenth Century Collections Online is the most ambitious scholarly digitization and publication program ever undertaken, providing searchable content from a wide range of primary sources for the "long" 19th century. At all stages of development, Gale sought the guidance and feedback of professionals and end-users to ensure that we were selecting, digitizing and preserving unique, invaluable documents. Nineteenth Century Collections Online unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource a wide variety of previously unavailable primary sources, including:   ■ Books and monographs ■ Newspapers and periodicals ■ Diaries and Personal Letters ■ Manuscripts ■ Photographs ■ Pamphlets ■ Maps ■ And more –Gale product brochure. Check out the four modules to which we have access here.

*UPDATE* This is related to the Internet Problem post*

Access to all Gale databases from on campus has been lost this morning. The problem seems to be somewhere between here and their servers.

Off-campus access via EZproxy & myVPN seems to be working fine. Stay tuned.

*UPDATE* Problem resolved. Clear Browser cache & cookies if still experiencing linking problems*

Health Reference Center Academic

The above Gale databases may be experiencing some linking problems to journal & ebook titles. It is being investigated.


If you are ever read a .pdf online from one of Gale’s “Literature Criticism Online” titles, such as:

  • Children’s literature review
  • Classical and medieval literature criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama criticism
  • Literature criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • Nineteenth-century literature criticism
  • Poetry criticism
  • Shakespearean criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Twentieth-century literary criticism

… and come across a mostly blank page that says “Text Not Viewable Online”, here is what’s going on per Gale:

Occasionally a critical essay or image may not be included due to licensing issues. On the pdf pages missing essays, a message will appear that reads “Text Not Viewable Online””

To find the missing essay, you should look to see if a print copy is held by the Library [search the Catalogue for the book/journal title -not the essay title] and if not, contact InterLibrary Loans.

greenr*Trial Subscription* Trial ends February 26, 2010.

Please visit the new GREENR Knowledge Portal from Gale and then send us your thoughts using this comment form. With enough feedback we may be GREENR longer.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment.

Users of Firefox have noticed that sometimes the ability to print a full-text article from Gale’s Business & Company Resource Center is not just an icon-click away.

If you click the PRINT icon and find yourself on a screen with no “print” options (no browser toolbar, right clicking on the mouse does diddly) remember you can always use the   Ctrl + p keys to get a print menu. This works for other databases too, just happens this database was an issue for several people.

sabin Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s.

Read more at our Sabin Americana info page. Then go in and have a look at “British Columbia and Vancouver’s island : a complete handbook” – 1858.

InfoMarkHave you ever seen this icon when searching in a Gale database (Business & Company Resource Center, Sabin Americana, and Literature Criticism Online to name 3 of several)? What it means is that the URL at the top of the page (in the browser’s window) is persistent… it lasts long after you have left the database. So, you can bookmark it, cut&paste it into an email, save it, whatever, and go back to that same page later. This includes pages where you have compiled a list of results from a search. Read the full detials, and fine print, at Gale’s InfoMark.

Note: For InfoMark to work, your browser must be set to accept cookies. (And everyone you email it to must have access to a Gale database)

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