Thomson Gale has released enhanced and updated resources including new content and functionality in Student Resource Center 3.0; and print titles covering topics including European history, events of the 20th Century, and the latest surgical procedures and developments. InfoTrac Web and Resource Centers, the Biography Resource Center, the Student Resource Center, and Eighteenth Century Collections Online have all been enhanced or updated, as have a variety of print resources.
Title Changes for InfoTrac Web and Resource Centers is updated monthly with a link to the most current title change lists where new journal additions, title changes, cessations, and rights changes can be tracked. Since last January, 87 published volumes containing more than 138,000 new/updated biographies have been added to the Biography Resource Center. Users can now access all of the biographical entries from the 8-volume American Eras set and more than 200 entries contained in the most recent Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement. In addition, 720 new biographies, which are not available in other Thomson Gale print sources, have been created to provide Biography Resource Center users with access to information on individuals currently in the news. Recent additions to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online include new content in the areas of Medicine, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences and Fine Arts. Additions in Literature and Language will be made during December.
Student Resource Center upgrades include improvements to existing functionality, new functionality, and content to support the needs of instruction and educators are all included in Student Resource Center 3.0, released November 22, 2003. These enhancements benefit customers using Student Resource Center (Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Junior) as well as the Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, and Student Resource Center College Edition. Updates to the functionality include: streamlined basic search--drop down offering subject, keyword, and full text searches; separate topic searches supporting key curriculum; and reading level indicators to help students and teachers select appropriate documents for each user.
New and updated print titles from Thomson Gale include: UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography--Selected from Thomson Gale's Encyclopedia of World Biography, the 750 biographies in this 10-volume set focus on the people studied most often in middle and high schools. Features include 750 photos and illustrations, "Words to Know," sidebars highlighting interesting facts, plus nationality, ethnicity, occupation and general indexes. Enciclopedia de las Medicinas Alternativas--This translation of The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine makes the resource available for Spanish-language researchers. Covering therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people Medicinas Alternativas identifies the many types of alternative medicine being practiced today, from acupuncture to yoga. Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World--This six-volume set from Charles Scribner's Sons explores European history from the print revolution to the French Revolution. More than 1,000 articles cover topics in art, government, and education as well as provide biographical entries on key figures of the period. Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery--This three-volume set was written especially for patients and healthcare students to provide coverage of approximately 450 surgical procedures and related topics, such as anesthetics, medications, and postoperative care. American Decades Primary Sources--A ten-volume set covering the 20th century's most important events, people, and issues through full- text or excerpted historical documents. Each volume covers a single decade.