Gale Primary Sources Platform

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Engage with our groundbreaking research environment that integrates all your Gale Primary Sources content to enable innovative research - help researchers find their starting point, search across materials and points in time, and examine information in new ways.

Primary Sources Platform

Gale Primary Sources + Your Library

Experience the Gale Primary Sources platform, a groundbreaking research environment that integrates digital collections to enable innovative research. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich full-text primary source content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing – all enriched by workflow and analytical technology that breathes new life into the study of the social sciences and humanities. Watch this video or download the catalog to learn more about the Gale Primary Sources platform.

Platform Features & Tools

Term Frequency

Researchers can now easily see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interacted and developed over time.

Term Clusters

By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections to search terms — helping scholars shape their research and integrate diverse content with relevant information.


Integrate content from complementary primary source products in one intuitive environment to enable users to make never-before-possible research connections.

Downloadable OCR

Gale Primary Sources monographs, newspapers, and ephemera are keyword and full-text searchable thanks to Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Users can download this OCR in a .txt format, enabling new levels of access to their results.

Support for the Digital Humanities

At request, Gale will deliver data and metadata associated with Gale Primary Sources collections for use in data mining and textual analysis, supporting the digital humanities as a growing area of scholarly research.

Integrated Workflow Tools

User-generated tags and annotations, user accounts, and Zotero compatibility allow researchers to easily collect, cite, and group sources, tags, and annotations.


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