Thomson Gale, part of The Thomson Corporation, has launched a redesigned Web site with a new look and new features. The company has also announced that, by taking a survey about the new site, librarians are entered into a drawing to win $500. Based on usability tests and suggestions from librarians, the site has been enhanced to make it easier to use with more useful information.
The new home page is designed to help visitors find more targeted information by allowing them to select the part of the Web site they'd like to visit--public libraries, academic libraries, K-12 libraries government and special libraries. Pages are filled with news, special offers, and product information tailored to these specific visitors. Free trials of online products, MARC records and product reviews are now accessible from the home page, rather than buried deeper in the site. Also, a Customer Resource Center provides librarians with a single stop for all their training and online product support needs.