Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Periodicals and E-Book Availability via PowerSearch

Looking for an elusive title or just want to browse a magazine online? The publication search within PowerSearch can combine the majority of the Gale periodical and ebook databases. The general databases such as Academic OneFile or General Reference Center and General OneFile are within the currently 17 available cross searchable databases while 14 are not. There are other sources within Research Tools such as Newsbank with a list of popular magazines not included within any of Gale databases and depending upon the type of popular magazine needed Newsbank is worth looking at. The Publication search is also good at finding EIU Country Reports or Fodor's travel guides based on cities or regions. Bottom line, publication search within PowerSearch is a great and practical tool to use.