:: General OneFile

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Description from publisher:
Gale's largest general interest periodical resource, General OneFile, provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels.

Content includes more than 12,000 titles in all with nearly 30 years of coverage. Based on the award-winning Gale PowerSearch platform, General OneFile puts approximately 80 million (updated daily) records at users' fingertips with a single search query.

General OneFile includes:
  • More than 7,100 full-text titles and 3,600 refereed journals, and hundreds of newspapers
  • More than 500 travel guides, including hundreds of Fodor's titles
  • The full collection of National Public Radio programs from 1990 to the present, including searchable transcripts
  • Full-text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present, updated daily
  • The ability to translate articles into 11 different languages, helping ESL researchers
  • More than 3,000 full-text titles recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries
  • Access to a range of additional new collections created to fill subject-specific curricular needs
  • And much more

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Access Options:

This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

Members of Middletown Thrall Library may log in to this service using their library barcode.

This database is licensed through New York State's NOVEL service program and is available to all NYS residents through the NYS NOVEL website.

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Please call our Reference Dept. at (845) 341-5461 when the library is open.

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Tips & Special Features:

This database begins in a "Basic Search" mode to let you search by keyword. Below the search box you will see a phrase saying "Search for words in" followed by three options: Subject, Keyword, and Entire Document.

An "Advanced Search" option also exists at the top of the database page. Clicking it produces a new search page with more options yet. You can search multiple fields (e.g. Document Title, Author, Subject) simultaneously.

Search results are grouped below different tabs near the top of the page: Magazines, Academic Journals, Books, News, Multimedia.

You can alter the order of search results by clicking the "Sort By" menu to switch from Publication Date (the default setting) to Relevance (which attempts to calculate, based on word proximity and frequency in matching documents, and display the most relevant matches).

If you receive a large number of search results, you can search further "within these results" by typing additional keywords into the search box above and to the left of search results.
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