Cengage/Gale will be implementing an enhanced version of their PowerSearch interface, used for most Cengage/Gale databases available through NOVELny, on August 1, 2011.
The switch will be made automatically by Cengage/Gale, and no action is required by libraries.
Enhancements include:
– Search Assist with “Did You Mean?” functionality
– Trending topics, suggested phrases, publication recommendations
– Sidebar with recommendations and limiters for every search
– Read Speaker will read non-English documents out loud in their native languages
– Translation of all foreign language documents into English
– Users can personalize their search experience by creating user accounts
Complete information on the enhancements is available at  http://www.gale.cengage.com/powersearch/enhanced/
Two free webinars covering the enhanced PowerSearch have been scheduled:
July 28, 9:00 am – 9:45 am
August 8, 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Information on how to participate in the webinars is available at:
http://novelnewyork.org/training.php#online
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