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GALE General OneFile

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GALE General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database, serving as the library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text). Included is the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

Target Audience:  Grades 9-Adult  Content Connections:  All 



Content & Features


With more than 8,700 titles provided in full text, users can freely access trusted content. Gale’s diligent content curation and detailed indexing ensure quality results from more than 14,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference eBooks, and multimedia sources, along with more than 163,000 images, 6,400 audio files, and 1.3 million videos. A broad range of perspectives on timely topics can be explored with full-text newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Popular magazines provide users with relevant information for their specific learning needs and interests. Multimedia content includes video and audio from BBC, National Public Radio, and other reliable sources. 


Learning Supports & Tools


  • Articles can be translated into 40 languages; the interface and read-aloud feature can be translated into more than 20 languages.
  • ReadSpeaker technology for audio read-aloud and download.
  • Dictionary 
  • Downloadable PDFs allow for offline reading anytime, anywhere.
  • Source citations at the bottom of each article. Export citations to NoodleTools.
  • Highlight & take notes; Sign In with Microsoft Office to export highlights/notes to OneDrive. 
  • Lexile/Reading Level Used Advanced Search for a target audience or Lexile range; or after searching, Limit Search Results (on right sidebar) to a reading level or Lexile range.  


Tutorials & Guides


Gale OneFile Enhancements - Fall 2019

Gale OneFile periodical resources are receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale Academic OneFileGale General OneFileGale OneFile: News (previously InfoTrac Newsstand) and other popular Gale OneFile periodical resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.


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