April 8, 2016

“My Account “ Feature Changing in Gale Databases

On April 28th the Gale databases will be retiring their current My Account feature. Instead, they will be linking the My Account features to your existing Google account, letting you save notes, highlights, and whole documents from Gale databases in your Google Drive account. More information on how this works and which databases are included can be found on the Gale Blog.

You can use any existing Google account to integrate with Gale, including your OCC student email account. To use your OCC student email account for Gale integration, sign in first at http://mail.student.oaklandcc.edu/.

You can also use a similar feature in the OCC Libraries Search Everything & other EBSCO databases. Just click “Sign In” in the green toolbar at the top of the screen when you are in Search Everything, Academic Search Elite, CINAHL, or other EBSCO databases available at the OCC Libraries and you can create a new account or sign in to one you have already created. Please note that this personal account in EBSCO does not tie to your Google or MyOCC account in any way, but it will allow you to save searches and documents from those databases.

Finally, as an alternative to saving items from the databases in a personal account, you might consider simply using the email feature built into the database to send documents or durable links to the email address of your choice.

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