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Welcome to the Training Support page for EPIC Polytechnic and Special Libraries

I am Damian Almeida and I’m the Training Executive for Gale’s New Zealand customers. 
I can assist with any training needs your library might require across Gale’s Databases and historical archives.

Please contact me via email at [email protected] or phone at +61 434 077 553

Product Training Documents

Our training videos include some longer videos that are designed to help introduce you and other staff members to the main features of the products outlined in the video. 

There are also short videos are designed to help introduce you, other staff members and students to the main features of each database.  They can be added you your library website to introduce students to each product.

  • Gale Academic OneFile

    Gale Academic OneFile

    Short overview of product

    Gale’s premier periodical resource, Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources, including videos from BBC Worldwide Learning to thousands of podcasts and transcripts from CNN. It includes more than 11,000 peer-reviewed journal, with more than 8,000 in full text

  • Gale General OneFile

    Gale General OneFile

    Short overview of the product

    General OneFile is a comprehensive general-interest periodical resource.  Most content in General OneFile is full-text with no embargo, and includes reference, newspaper, multimedia and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals

  • Gale OneFile: News

    Gale OneFile: News

    Short overview of Gale OneFile: News

    World Newspapers & Media
    This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, and many other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major world newspapers, and includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.  Includes News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.

  • Gale OneFile: Australia and New Zealand

    Gale OneFile: Australia and New Zealand

    Short video outling the database's main features


    Gale OneFile: Australia and New Zealand


    Gale OneFile: Australia and New Zealand provides authoritative, full-text content with a regional focus, complemented by global news, reference, and multimedia coverage.

    The database features a variety of magazines, journals, news, and multimedia sources across academic disciplines and areas of interest, covering important issues and current events related to Australia and New Zealand.

  • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

    Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

    Short video outlining the product

    Cover all areas of starting and operating a business
    Gale Business: Entrepreneurship is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development.

    Get Multi-Resource Support Business Plans — Gale Business: Entrepreneurship features the entire Business Plans Handbook series, which contains hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs. New plans are added monthly.

  • Gale Business: Insights

    Gale Business: Insights

    Short overview of the product

    Gale Business: Insights includes international case studies from Gale's CaseBase as well as from our publishing partners worldwide
    Thousands of global company, country and business topic overviews featuring detailed information as well as interactive rankings and statistics, with quick links to associated content.
    A profile for every UN recognized country
    Global Histories, SWOT Reports, Thomson Reuters Company Financials and Investment Reports, Market Share Reports, and Industry Research Essays
    Full-text articles from academic journals, business periodicals, newswires and other media outlets, with PDF and HTML download options

  • Gale Business: Plan Builder

    Gale Business: Plan Builder

    Short video outling the product

    Step-by-step guidance for new entrepreneurs, experienced small business owners, and those starting or running a nonprofit.
    Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Areas include

    Entrepreneur Profile This tool helps users explore what they can
    bring to the table as an entrepreneur and assess where they stand
    in preparing to start a business. A one-page summary of them as an
    entrepreneur is generated.

    Business Ideation Users can employ tools such as Lean Canvas,
    SWOT, Porter’s Five Forces, and more to plan the high-level framework
    in which their business will operate.

  • Gale Literature Resource Centre

    Gale Literature Resource Centre

    Short video outling the content of this product

    Gale Literature Resource Center provides the user with unbounding literary resources to support their literary responses, literary analysis, and thesis statements through a diversity of scholars and critics that ensure all views and interpretations are represented.

    Find up-to-date analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world. Gale Literature Resource Center brings together materials that support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers with a literature, history, arts, gender studies, or cultural studies focus can use this resource to analyze authors and works

  • Gale Health and Wellness

    Gale Health and Wellness

    Short video outlining the content of this product

    An updated, easy-to-navigate interface featuring quick links to hot topics, conditions, diseases and overviews.

    More than 1,000 medical journals, periodicals, and articles from more than 2,200 general-interest publications, medical newspapers, newsletters and news feeds
    A broad collection of full-text reference works including The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, Medical Health Information Directory, The Medical and Health Information Directory and various Thomson Healthcare and Micromedex drug guides
    Hundreds of streaming videos with transcripts from medical experts via Healthology, Illumistream, NBC and ORLive.
    Links to trusted health Web sites

  • Gale Interactive: Science

    Gale Interactive: Science

    Short video outlining the product


    Gale Interactive: Science provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science topics of biology, chemistry and earth and space science. Users can explore 3D models by zooming in, rotating, or pulling them apart. Clicking through each session displays relevant reference content related to each 3D model.  Users can also print out selected 3D models

    This video cover the features of this interactive 3D model product

  • Gale In Context

    Gale In Context Suite of Databases

    A short overview  of this product suite

    The Gale In Context suite combines easily searchable, mobile-responsive functionality with essential digital content that spans core subject areas. Each resource supports curriculum standards, preparing students for success in their research

  • Gale eBooks

    Gale eBooks

    Gale eBooks provides the top titles covering the most studied subject areas, it complements other eBook platforms. Offering more than 13,000 (and counting!) academic eBooks, optimized for search, discovery, and integrated with tools, such as G-Suite for Education and Microsoft Office365 – allowing students to spend less time looking for credible information, and more time diving into it.

    For Public Libraries, Gale's eBook platform not only provides top titles from the best nonfiction publishers, it complements other eBook platforms. Where some deliver a leisure-reading experience, Gale eBooks is optimized for search, discovery, and integration across your library’s educational programs – giving patrons a better learning experience.

    And forget those common complaints, such as eBooks are hard to use and require multiple copy purchases. Your single-copy purchase of any eBook means access to everyone, anytime, with no special downloads or apps.

Gale Database Tools

These videos are two minute videos navigating specific features of the Gale platforms. They are quick videos that can be added to your website .

  • Gale Powersearch

    Gale Power search

    Gale Power Search
    Cross-search content from select Gale products, including Gale's OneFile periodicals, In Context products, and Gale eBooks

  • Topic Finder

    Topic Finder

    Topic Finder
    Generate a visual representation of your search results by topic and subtopic Topic Finder organizes results based on the frequency of occurring terms, allowing you to hone in on targeted keywords, envision connections between topics, and create new research paths. Use Topic Finder if you’re having trouble coming up with a research topic, when you have an idea for a topic and want to investigate related topics, or when you want to narrow your search results.

    As you click Topic Finder tiles, results on the right update dynamically, allowing for oneclick access into relevant content. Simply click an article’s title to view it

  • Translation Features

    Translation features

    Translation features

    Easy-to-use translation tools make Gale resources accessible to more people. With over 40 languages to choose from, users can translate individual articles or elements of the product interface. In addition, the ReadSpeaker tool allows the user to hear articles read aloud in a variety of languages.

  • Subject Guide Search

    Subject Guide Search

    Subject Guide Search

    The subject guide search offers the ability to narrow a single topic by subdivisions, and to view narrower and broader related topics. If you have a broad topic in mind, this search can help you identify targeted tags to find documents fully focused on the topic. You can also use this search to specify the appropriate context for words with varied meanings or to discern between people with the same name.

  • Publication Search

    Publication Search

    Use Publication Search to enter the title of a publication of interest. Click on any matching result to view coverage details, and link to articles from individual issues. You can also use Create Journal Alert to subscribe to automatic emails or receive RSS notification when a new issue is added to that publication

  • Customising Reading Preferences

    Customising reading preferences

    You can customise your reading experience using  a number of tools. These features include:
    Translation tools - using a machine readable translations in many languages
    Font sizes - the ability ot adjust font sizes of each article
    Document customisation to assist dyslexic users- the ability to change font, page color and distances between letters and words

  • Filtering Search Results

    Filtering search results

    The first search that you come to on the Gale platforms allows you to perform a broad search across the Entire Document
    Once you have performed your search; there are limiters to help narrow your results.  The Filtering your results options allow you to apply limits based on Date Published, Subjects, and Document Type.  Alternately can select Search Within and submit additional terms to refine your search.

  • Text To Speech Technology

    Text to Speech

    Our text to speech function using ReadSpeaker converts text and streams the corresponding audio content without any software downloads or special plug-ins needed.  Users can select any portion of text or an entire article to be streamed as audio. With a click of a button, any Gale online text can be read aloud via the user’s computer, making Gale content more accessible.
    These audio segments can also be saved as MP3 files for use on MP3 players for listening at a later time.


  • Adding Notes To Articles

    Adding notes to articles

    Annotate important text with Highlights and Notes. Click and drag to select text within a result, choose a highlighter color, and add notes to the selection. Download, Print, or Send to… email, Google Drive, or OneDrive to retain your highlights and notes with the article.

  • Downloading Content to Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive

    Downloading content to Google Drive and Microsoft Onedrive

    Gale databases allow you to download articles and any highlights and notes to your Google Drive or Microsoft Onedrive 

  • Citation Tools

    Citation tools

    Use Cite to generate a citation using MLA, APA, or Chicago style. Export the citation into a variety of tools, or simply copy and paste it into your bibliography.

Contact Us

Elise Baldwin
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Lynette & Alison
Technical Support Executives
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Damian Almeida
Training Executive
+61 434 077 553
[email protected]