Gale Primary Sources Database

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An integrated research experience, Gale Primary Sources unifies extensive digital archives and enables researchers to make research connections and offers a combination of uniquely rich full-text content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing – all enriched by work-flow and analytical technology that breathes new life into the study of the humanities. The Gale Primary Sources program combines dozens of historical archives covering hundreds of years of history. In this exhaustive resource you will find monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and photographs.

The Gale Primary Sources cross-search interface provides access to millions of pages of content spanning many centuries and geographic regions. Users can access a wide range of content including monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, photographs, maps, and more. The Keyano library provides access to the following content: 

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Advanced Search Features
Gale Primary Sources offers a wide range of search indexes and limiters to construct searches that best suit the user’s needs. Users can search across indexes such as keyword, author/creator, document title, subject, place of publication, and can add rows to search against more than one index at the same time. The search filters available on advanced search offer the ability to narrow focus to parameters such as certain date ranges, content types, languages, and source libraries across collections. Also note that users can submit advanced searches without search terms, but just specifying limiters, which enables the user to explore different slices of content.   
Subject Indexing
Gale Primary Sources offers a wide range of search indexes and limiters to construct searches that best suit the user’s needs. Users can search across indexes such as keyword, author/creator, document title, subject, place of publication, and can add rows to search against more than one index at the same time. The search filters available on advanced search offer the ability to narrow focus to parameters such as certain date ranges, content types, languages, and source libraries across collections. Also note that users can submit advanced searches without search terms, but just specifying limiters, which enables the user to explore different slices of content.   
Term Frequency
This digital humanities tool enables users to explore the frequency of one or more search terms in the content over time, which can suggest the changing importance of particular concepts over the years. It enables users to pose new questions of historical data, e.g., is there a connection between "bread" and "revolution"? Does the frequency of the word "Empire" coincide with the rise of the term "tragedy" and "comedy" in popular discourse?  
Term Clusters
Users can discover related terms that commonly occur in relation to their own search term, which helps uncover hidden connections, or can be a helpful starting point in the early stages of research. The term cluster for "disaster" might bring up related topics such as "Mining Disaster," "Fire," or "Earthquake," prompting users down different research paths.   
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