Thomson Gale Adds Content to Databases

Mar 18, 2005

Thomson Gale, part of The Thomson Corporation, has announced new enhancements and additional entries to several of the company's online databases including LitFinder, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, and Student Resource Center.

New content has been added to Thomson Gale's LitFinder, a database that is designed to guide users through the world of poetry, fiction, drama, and other original literature content. Additions include: more than 1,700 full-text poems, short storie,s and essays, including Civil War and Revolutionary War poetry, works of Old English poetry (including the complete Beowulf) and selections from authors Poe, Emerson, Longfellow, and Whitman; more than 2,400 poetry citations; 348 new authors (bringing the total to more than 78,000); 550 women authors (bringing the total to more than 27,000); and selections from 2003 and 2004 volumes of such journals as Poetry, Southern Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Spire, Antioch Review, Appalachian Heritage, Shenandoah, Rattle, Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, and War, Literature, and the Arts.

Three reference titles have been added to the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center - Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students (Thomson Gale), Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations: United Nations (Thomson Gale) and the Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (Macmillan Reference USA). Also added to Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center are: Information Plus Reference Series Spring 2004 titles, including Education: Reflecting Our Society?, 70 new volumes from various Greenhaven Press series, such as At Issue: U.S. Policy Toward Rogue Nations, and more than 360 Web links.

The Student Resource Center now provides researchers with 100% full-text, which allows students to access entire articles that meet their search criteria without having to follow up on index-only or abstract-only results. Also added to Student Resource Center is the Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, a four-volume set that provides coverage of the foods and recipes of approximately 75 cultural groups from more than 60 countries.