InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

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    General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers are a unique collection of journals and English language newspapers, providing one of the largest aggregations of full text periodical content available to Further Education institutions.

    Sep 20, 2017 9:06am

    Full Text Linking

    This resource is compliant with the OpenURL standard.

    Federated Searching

    This resource is Z39.50 compliant.

    Metadata Standards

    Gale/Cengage endorses two methods of access and searching for its electronic databases. The first method uses an HTTP-based API and the second uses the Z39.50 protocol. The method selected depends on the design of the relevant metasearch product.

    Further information on metadata

    Marc Records

    General OneFile:

    Text and US Marc records can be provided:

    InfoTrac Custom Newspapers:

    Text and US Marc records can be provided:

    Search Options

    General OneFile:

    Searches can be carried out on single or combined indexes including: Keyword, Full Text, Subject. Cross-searching can be carried with other Gale databases using Thomson Gale PowerSearch.

    InfoTrac Custom Newspapers:

    Searches can be carried out on single or combined indexes including: Keyword, Full Text, Abstract, Author, Publication Date, Newspaper Title/s, Subject, Name (Person, Company, Place), Named Work, Brand Name.

    Cross searching can be carried with other Cengage databases using the publisher's PowerSearch.

    Post Search Options

    Results can be emailed, saved or bookmarked using Infomarks. The database is Z39.80, Procite and EndNote compliant.

    Usage Statistics

    Usage statistics are available for General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers and are COUNTER compliant.


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