OCLC partners with Gale to expand access to databases through WorldCat Local

OCLC and Gale have signed an agreement to index Gale’s flagship full-text periodical databases in WorldCat Local to provide single-search access to users that subscribe to both services.

The agreement calls for OCLC to centrally index the metadata of Gale’s Academic OneFile and General OneFile databases to provide WorldCat Local users a direct link to the abstracts and articles in these resources. The two databases contain some 100 million records each that connect to millions of full-text articles in both HTML and PDF from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, as well as thousands of podcasts and transcripts.

The result is that Gale’s content will be more visible to library patrons through WorldCat Local, and searchers no longer will need to log in to multiple interfaces or navigate numerous results sets to find and get to the information they need.

For more information, visit www.gale.com or www.oclc.org.

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