Gale, part of Cengage Learning and JISC Collections


Gale, part of Cengage Learning has joined together with JISC Collections to offer an exclusive collection to some of its key online resources to JISC Collections members at specially negotiated prices.  JISC Collections mission is to support UK education and research by delivering affordable, relevant and sustainable online content.  Please see below for details of the products included in this exclusive collection.  If you would like further information on any of these products, just click on the links opposite or you can review the JISC Collections catalogue.

Academic OneFile
Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world’s leading journals. It is home to thousands of manually-indexed journals and multimedia resources, covering subjects from the physical and social sciences to technology, medicine, engineering, theology and literature. With millions of articles in both PDF and HTML full-text format and simultaneous, unlimited usage 24/7, users are able to find accurate, timely information quickly and easily. International in scope and unparalleled in breadth and depth, Academic OneFile is a one-stop resource for research libraries, graduate schools, universities and community colleges.

Click here to see licensing and further information about the resource on the JISC website.

The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985, or 1785-2009
The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785. This historical newspaper archive offers university students, researchers, public library patrons and schools an unparalleled opportunity to search and view the best-known and most cited newspaper in the world online in its original published context. The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events. Institutions can chose either the 1785-1985 archive, or the 1785-2009 archive, which contains nearly 70,000 issues and 11 million articles.

Click here to see licensing and further information about the 1785-1985 resource on the JISC website, and here for information about the 1785-2009 resource on the JISC website.

British Newspaper Package

The following three resources are available as a package. Click here to see licensing and further information about the package on the JISC website.

17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers is the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media available from the British Library. It charts the development of newspapers, from irregularly published transcriptions of Parliamentary debates, to newspapers similar to today, and includes more than 1,000 pamphlets, proclamations, newsbooks and papers. Gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817), a notable scholar, the collection covers more than 200 years of accounts, explanations and points of views, and includes English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers and a handful from British colonies in the Americas and Asia.

19th Century UK Periodicals Part 1
19th Century UK Periodicals covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped 19th century Britain, providing an invaluable, fully-searchable facsimile resource for the study of British life in the 1800s. Part I, New Readerships: Women’s, Children’s, Humour and Leisure/Sport marks the advent of commercial lifestyle publishing in Britain and charts the rapid rise of modern magazine culture. The political spectrum of women’s writing, from Hearth and Home to the Women’s Penny Paper, offer evidence of women’s changing status, whilst the rapid increase of publications devoted to children’s entertainment and education, illustrated with Boy’s Own Paper and Good Words for the Young, also reveal a great deal about social development in the 1800s. Few of the materials in this extensive online collection have ever been reissued, in any format since original publication. All the original colour work has been specially captured for this programme.

19th Century British Library Newspapers Parts 1 & 2

Developed by Gale in partnership with the British Library and JISC, 19th Century British Library Newspapers offers full runs of national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers, from the holdings of the British Library. Selected to reflect the social and political developments of the 19th century, and provide a broad yet detailed view of British life during these years, the archive includes 71 titles, totalling approximately 3.2 million pages. Part II increases the range of English regional newspapers found in Part I and expands the range of political views represented, enabling researchers to see an event from a number of contrasting perspectives More significant towns are featured, including Nottingham, Bradford, Leicester, Sheffield and York; whilst the selection of predominantly liberal, left-of-centre publications in Part I are balanced in Part II by The Standard and the Morning Post which generally represented conservative opinions.

Further Education College Package

The following two resources come together as a package which is available to Further Education Colleges. Supplementary Newspapers and Business Insights Global are additional ‘add-ons’ that institutions can opt to include in the package.

Click here to see licensing and further information about the package on the JISC website.

General OneFile
General OneFile, Gale’s largest general interest periodical resource, provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels. Containing more than 7,800 full-text titles, 3,600 referenced journals and hundreds of newspapers, General OneFile puts approximately 80 million records at users’ fingertips with a single search query. Plus, 60% of the 12,500 titles are unique to the database.

InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
An innovative, full-text newspaper database that lets you search newspapers electronically by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section or other assigned fields, thus delivering more precise results. Access to multiple newspapers also gives readers opposing and regional viewpoints, facilitating a deeper understanding of their topic. This resource also allows users to study current events, as they are reported.

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Supplementary Newspapers
Supplementary Newspapers is a collection of local UK newspapers available to customers of the General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers package. Institutions can choose to add on a bundle of either 5 or 10 local newspapers, to compliment the selection of papers accessed in the InfoTrac Newspapers strand of this package. Click here to see licensing and further information about Supplementary Newspapers on the JISC website.

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Business Insights: Global
Business Insights: Global provides access to timely and relevant case studies, business research, robust data sets and the tools to analyse them. The resource includes features such as videos, company hierarchies and brand information, and is the most comprehensive and convenient place to find case studies, articles, data points and in-depth statistical information coupled with deep research. The way the information has been combined, and the analysis tools offered, both enable researchers to see complex relationships more clearly than if simply presented with data, giving students a competitive advantage in the international marketplace.

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