General Preferences

On the General Preferences page, you can view/edit settings that affect all or many of the products to which the location subscribes. Additional customizations can be made, where available, on a product-by-product basis using the Product Specific Preferences page.

Navigating to the General Preferences Page

  1. Navigate to the Location Summary page of the location for which you wish to view/edit general product preferences.
  2. From the Location Summary page, click Preferences in the green left-hand sidebar menu. Then select General Preferences from the submenu.
  3. The General Preferences page is displayed.
  4. Users with "Admin" privilege can edit the settings, as described below. Click the Save button when you have finished making changes.

General Preference Settings

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Option Description
Welcome page Choose whether or not to display a Gale-created welcome page
Database images Choose whether or not to display clickable, small images for each resource listed on the Gale Databases menu page
Bypass the database menu Choose whether to display the Gale Databases menu page at all if there is only one database that patrons can access via this location
Document translation option Determines if the Translate feature will be available for those products which support it. The Translate feature appears on the document display page and allows the patron to view a system-generated translation of the current document into a language of their choice, such as Spanish, French, German, and others.
Exit URL Enter the URL (fully specified) to go to when a patron clicks on an Exit or Back to Library link to end a search session
Default language for the user interface Determines the language used in the user interface (applies to menus, screen names, fields, etc.). The content itself will not be altered or translated. Note that patrons can change the library's default selection during their search session.
Default active tab Determines the type of content patrons will see first on a tabbed results list for those products which support this feature. The tab selected will be the first one active by default. Or select None Selected to use the original product configurations.
Enable the following service(s) Early English Books Online - Subscribers of Eighteenth Century Collections Online who also subscribe to EEBO can choose to also enable the cross-search option which will allow their patrons to search both databases simultaneously.
Enable Google Scholar / Title for links from Google Scholar Google Scholar is a freely-accessible Web search engine that indexes the full-text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. You can enable links from Google Scholar to full-text equivalents as found in Academic OneFile and/or Literature Resource Center. You can also configure the link text that will appear for the links from citations in Google Scholar. This service is only available if the location subscribes to Academic OneFile and/or Literature Resource Center and authenticates via an IP address. Please note that this service may take two-four weeks to become enabled within Google Scholar.
Enable Microsoft Choosing "No" turns off the option for users to log in with their Microsoft credentials and send content directly to their Microsoft OneDrive account.
Default Start Page Select from the pull-down list the page you would like to initially appear when patrons begin a session in a product. Links to all other search methods will be available to users through the product toolbar. The first option is “Home Page”, where users typically have access to a Basic Search box and other search options appropriate for that product. With “Advanced Search” users can create customized searches using a variety of specific indexes, operators, and limiters. “Subject Guide” lets users begin by searching against the Subject Vocabulary, which in turn retrieves articles linked to those subject terms. Please note that the Default Start Page setting is ignored by some products, such as those designed to work with a topic browse approach.
By default, full-text limiting is When you select "On", patrons will find that the full-text limiter check box is checked by default. Patrons can uncheck the option if they want. Selecting "Off" means the check box will not be checked by default. Full-text limiting allows patrons to limit their search results to include only those results that have complete text, thus eliminating citation-only and abstract-only results.
By default, refereed (peer-reviewed) limiting is When you select "On", patrons will find that the refereed publications limiter check box is checked by default. Patrons can uncheck the option if they want. Selecting "Off" means the check box will not be checked by default. Refereed limiting allows patrons to limit their search results to include only those results that come from peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, thus eliminating non-refereed results.
Citation style Lets you decide if text-based links or icons will appear for results items on the search results page. Selecting "Text" will cause the system to display hyperlinked descriptions such as Text, Text with graphics, Abstract, 7 full pages PDF, and so on. Selecting "Icon" displays small images patrons can click, such as an icon of a printed page, which indicates text, or a camera icon, which indicates graphics, and so on. When the "Icon" style is selected, patrons can hover the mouse over the icon to pop up its description.
Proxy Type / Proxy URL Gale supports proxy authentication when your patrons create or use an InfoMark (also known as a Gale Bookmark), allowing them to use InfoMarks whether onsite or not. When an InfoMark is accessed from an offsite location, your library or institution's proxy login page will be displayed for the patron to login (e.g., using barcode login).

From the Proxy Type drop-down list, select your proxy type: EZ Proxy. Then type your proxy login URL into the Proxy URL box.

Example of an EZ Proxy URL: