Using the Document Display Page

Clicking on a document title from either the search results list or from your Marked Items list takes you to the document display page.

Viewing the Document

On the document display page you'll find information about the document, as well as the text associated with the document, be it a reference essay, periodical article, abstract, etc. The document display page is also used for multimedia files, when multimedia content is available in the Gale collection you are searching. For entries spanning more than one page, use your browser's scroll bar to view all the text and any images associated with the document. You may see your search terms highlighted wherever they appear within the document, depending on the type of search used and your session preferences.

When viewing an article, you'll find within the text of the article and to the right the page number corresponding to how the article appeared in print (if available). Next to the page number is a Top of Article link for easy navigation back to the beginning of the document. In some documents, pagination is not used; rather you link to different entries using the entry's name or heading.

Images embedded within the article may have a View PDF link. Clicking this link will display the original print page that contains the image.

At the bottom of the document you'll find the Gale Document Number, which is a unique code to identify the specific document you are currently viewing (for example, 3401801732).

Document Information Lines and Related Links

Above the body of the document, you'll find the document header, which contains information about the document itself, as well as a Bookmark link and possibly (if enabled and available) links to additional ways to retrieve the document, as shown in the sample screen print below:

Sample document info lines

Standard Document Information Lines

The standard document information lines are Title, Author(s), Source and Document Type. These lines provide information about the document.

Clicking on an author name (shown on the Author(s) line) performs an Advanced Search against the author (AU) index and displays all documents written by or about that author. Clicking the publication title (shown on the Source line) takes you to the About this Publication page. Note that for citation entries from MLA International Bibliography, the author link is displayed in the Content Links section.

Saving the Document using the Bookmark Link

The Bookmark line takes you to the address of the this document (beginning with http://) so that you can easily copy and paste this address to other applications (see also "Marking and Saving the Current Document" below).

Library and Content Links: Other Retrieval Methods (Optional)

Depending on your library's setup, a Library Links may display, which provide ways you can find this document in its original publication form at your library, or via a loan from another library, or by linking to other third-party resources. If made available by your library, you may find links to check your library's or another library's holdings, request an interlibrary loan, link to one or more OpenURL/SFX services, and/or access other subsrciption-based websites. Note that the links may appear as text hyperlinks or as icons.

When possible, this database will try to locate a full-text version of the document. If your library subscribes to one of these Gale database collections, Literature Resource Center, General OneFile or Expanded Academic ASAP, and the article can be found in that database, you'll find a Full Text link as part of the Content Links section.

Document Tools

In the Tools box, found to the right of the document information lines, you'll find handy features for printing, e-mailing, citing, etc. the document you are viewing.

For full-text documents, you will be able to listen to the content read aloud by clicking the Listen icon .

Using the Search Sidebar

You can search for a word or phrase within the source publication of the document you are viewing using the Search sidebar in the left-hand margin. The Search sidebar will also contain links to other, related documents. Lastly, you can use the Search sidebar to quickly perform a new keyword search, directly from the document display page.

Returning to Your Results List

To return to your results list, click the Back button that appears to the left, above the Search sidebar. To move to other documents from your results list directly from this document display page, use the links centered above the document title (and also available at the bottom of the page) to go to the Previous or Next document. Or you can click a document number and go directly to that document.

Note that these links do not appear when you are displaying a document from your Marked Items list or via a Bookmark link.

Your Search Query is Displayed, Providing a Link Back to the Search Page

A summary of the search that produced this document is displayed just below the page banner. Click the hyperlinked name of the search to to return to the search page and revise your search. You can also click the Back button that appears to the left, above the Search sidebar to return to the previous page.

Marking and Saving the Current Document

Under the tabs and to the left of the Previous page link, you'll find a Mark box: Marked Items list checkbox. Click on the box to add the document to your Marked Items list so that you can easily return to this document at any time during your current session. A document that you have previously added to your Marked Items list will show a check mark in the checkbox.

You can also save the document for future access after you've ended your current session by clicking the Bookmark this Document link from the Bookmark line, one of the standard document information lines.

Finding Full Citation Information

Scroll to the bottom of the document to find the Source Citation details. You may also have the system generate a bibliographic citation for you by clicking the Citation Tools link in the Tools box at the top of the document.

Note: For additional information on the document display features unique to a particular collection, refer to the "Displaying Documents in Product Name" topic from the table of contents at the left.