Find Content Curated for Discovery
Our largest general-interest periodical resource, General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality.
Most content in General OneFile is full-text with no embargo and recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. With millions of articles available, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
Why General OneFile
Today’s more sophisticated public library users want to research the same way they use the Internet: to search, “glean,” or filter information to get the best content for them to use.1 And they want to do this in bursts, without spending a lot of time in a single resource.
Meanwhile, 54% of patrons research topics that interest them, and the second most reported reason patrons have increased their library usage in the last five years is “to do research and use reference materials.” 2 That’s a whole lot more than simply borrowing books and using computers!
Now more than ever patrons want to be directed to specific information.1 General OneFile has the relevant content, intuitive searching, and variety of topics to meet this demand with ease.
Platform Features & Tools
Interface and articles alike can be translated to more than 12 languages. ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology also allows text to be read aloud to users.
A mobile-responsive design enables children to play and learn anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
Get the most relevant articles among the first search results returned.