Literature Resources

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    Literature Resources from Gale brings together content from a range of sources that comprise Literature Resource Center and LitFinder. These two complementary databases are accessible in a single interface, specifically designed to meet the needs of the literature researcher.

    Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm
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    Federated Searching

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    MARC records are provided for Literature Resources free of charge.

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    Email option offered, Saved Searches offered by Infomark/Bookmark and export into Endnote offered for this resource.

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    Gale is committed to addressing the following Access Board standards under Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, along with the functional and informational standards set out by the Access Board (36 C.F.R. §§ 1194.31 - 1194.32):

    1. a text equivalent for every non-text element is provided (e.g., via an "alt" tag or in element content). 36 CFR § 1194.22(a). Note: Because of the processes we use to aggregate such large volumes of data, we have been unable to hand code highly specific alt text for each image. Meaningful alt text has been added to all elements of the interface. Descriptive titles and/or captions are already available for the images in some products, and more generic alt text is used in the cases where data must be updated via batch processing. As products come up for release and renewal, issues regarding the addition of more meaningful TITLE and ALT tags to content will be addressed.
    2. web pages are designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup. 36 § 1194.22(c). Users can understand/navigate products without the ability to identify a color or differentiate between certain colors
    3. documents are organised so they are readable without requiring a style sheet 36 C.F.R. § 1194.22(d)
    4. Gale rarely uses image maps. WAI guidelines will be followed if the need arises. 36 C.F.R. § 1194(e) and (f)
    5. Gale products do not use frames. 36 C.F.R. § 1194(i). If frames are required in the future, they will be titled with text to facilitate frame identification and navigation.
    6. pages are designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. 36 C.F.R. § 1194(j)
    7. electronic forms are designed to be completed online, allowing people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including directions and cues. 36 C.F.R. § 1194(n)
    8. when a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. 36 C.F.R. § 1194.22(p)

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