From the Gale (Cengage) InfoTrac listserv:
Rollout of new Literature environment November 2007-summer 2008
New interface for Literature Resource Center
New cross-searching environment—Literature Resources from Gale
Literature Resource Center customers can migrate their accounts whenever they wish to the new interface released in November 2007. We are continuing to support the older interface at least until July 2008 as many customers do not want to make the change until the end of the current school year.
You can enable or disable the new interface using our administration module, ITconfig. Once logged into ITconfig, select “Locations” and you will see an option titled “Enable Literature Resource Center 4.0”.
Customers can also request the change by contacting Technical Support at Gale.TechnicalSupport@cengage.com.
If you would like to trial the new interface first, contact your Gale sales representative directly or at 1-800-877-4253 (press 2) to set up a free trial.
Highlights of the new interface include:
- Enhanced “findability.” Searching by author name has always been an LRC strength—but now you get excellent results searching by title or topic, right from the Basic Search screen. Improved subject indexing and a complete restructuring of our content get LRC users to premium content with a single click, and a new approach to tabbed results helps them go straight to exactly the type of content they need.
- Great new tools.
o Browsable search indexes
o Search by or within journal or reference title
o Multiple options for sorting, filtering and searching within results
o Easy bookmarking
o Guided Tour accessible from the tool bar
o “How to Cite” feature generates MLA and APA citations and supports EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks and Reference Manager
- New cross-searching environment
o As always, Scribner Writers Series and Twayne’s Authors Online can be integrated as modules of Literature Resource Center
o “Literature Resources from Gale” cross-searches Literature Resource Center with LitFinder, the MLA International Bibliography, or both.
o Customers with LRC and either LitFinder or MLA can cross-search a custom GVRL collection
o New tools and features for MLA searches
o More cross-searching options to come in 2008