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Gale Directory of Online, Portable, and Internet Databases

Last Loaded on Web: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Last Update To Bluesheet: November 29, 2010

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File Description Dialog File Data Special Features Sample Record Sort Rates
Subject Coverage Database Content DIALINDEX/OneSearch Categories Basic Index Rank
Tips Document Types Indexed Contact Additional Indexes Map
Print Counterparts Geographic Coverage Terms and Conditions Limit Predefined Format Options


File Description [top]

Gale Directory of Online, Portable, and Internet Databases provides detailed information on publicly available databases and database products accessible through an online vendor, Internet, or batch processor, or available for direct lease, license, or purchase as a CD-ROM, diskette, magnetic tape, or handheld product.

Gale Directory of Online, Portable, and Internet Databases continues and expands upon the former Cuadra Directory of Databases, which was acquired by Gale Group in 1991. Gale Directory of Databases, Volume 1: Online Databases, Volume 2: CD-ROM, Diskette, Magnetic Tape, Handheld, and Batch Access Databases.

Gale Directory of Online, Portable, and Internet Databases covers more than 24,000 databases and database products of all types in all subject areas produced worldwide in English and other languages by more than 4,000 database producers. These databases are offered by some 3,100 on line services and database vendors and distributors.



Tips [top]

USE FILE 230

to find databases online, on CD-ROM, and on Internet, or to obtain more information on database producers or vendors/distributors of databases.

USE LIMITS

to focus results:

     /DATABASE /PRODUCER
     /INTERNET /VENDOR

USE MEDIA TYPE, MT=

to find the desired physical media of a database. There are separate records when a database is available online, on portable media, or via Internet. For databases:

     MT=BATCH MT=ACCESS INTERNET
     MT=CD-ROM MT=MAGNETIC TAPE
     MT=DISKETTE MT=ONLINE
     MT=HANDHELD MT=PORTABLE

For producers and vendors:

     MT=ONLINE MT=PORTABLE

USE DOCUMENT TYPE, DT=

to to find the type of record:

     DATABASE PRODUCER VENDOR

USE MAP

to move from database records to the vendor records:

     MAP VN TEMP/AA=
     EXS
     S S#/VENDOR

to move from a vendor record to descriptions of all the vendorís databases:

     MAP AA TEMP/VN=
     EXS


Subject Coverage [top]

Records may be one of three types:

  • Database. For each database, the listing contains information on the content and subject coverage, type, language, time span, update frequency, geographic coverage, producer contact information, and vendor availability. Internet databases list URL, fees, language, geographic coverage, data providers, and other relevant features listed.
  • Producer. For each producer, the record contains address, telephone and e-mail information, plus a list of available databases or database products.
  • Vendor. For each vendor, the record contains address, telephone and e-mail information, network accessibility, plus a list of available databases or database products. Portable database vendors include a list of distributors.


Print Counterparts [top]

  • Gale Directory of Databases, Volume 1: Online Databases
  • Gale Directory of Databases, Volume 2: CD-ROM, Diskette, Magnetic Tape, Handheld, and Batch Access Databases


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: Current directories
File Size: 24,571 records as of October 2010
Update Frequency: Annual Reload


Database Content [top]

  • Directories
  • Complete Text Records


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Directories
  • Databases


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • Graduate Education Program
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available
  • MAP Available


DialIndex/OneSearch Categories [top]

ACRONYM CATEGORY NAME
DATABASE Database Directories
MEDIADIR Directories -- Periodicals and Other Media


Contact [top]

Gale Directory of Online, Portable, and Internet Databases is provided by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Questions concerning Electronic Search Assistance should be directed to:

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning
Electronic Search Assistance
27500 Drake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535

Telephone: 1-800-877-4253, press 5 (US & Canada)
Fax: 1-800-676-2345
E-Mail: gale.contentQA@cengage.com


Terms and Conditions [top]

Gale Expanded Directory of Databases is copyrighted by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. For Dialog's Redistribution and Archive policy, enter HELP ERA online. The following terms and conditions also apply.

Copyright 2008, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. No part of this database may be used except for research purposes, and the DATABASE(S) may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Reproduction for rental of mailing list names is also prohibited. The DATABASE(S) may not be duplicated in hard copy or machine-readable form without the prior written authorization of Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, except that limited reproduction of output is permitted solely for internal distribution within the user's organization in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and Gale, a part of Cengage Learning's Terms and Conditions. GALE, A PART OF CENGAGE LEARNING, MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL GALE, A PART OF CENGAGE LEARNING, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A GALE DATABASE OR ITS USE.

Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, Terms and Conditions for Dialog redistribution program: A Dialog service customer organization shall be limited to a location and shall not apply to affiliates or contractors. An organization in its capacity as an information broker may make and provide one copy of information obtained from the DIALOG service to a single customer, provided the information broker retains the copyright notice on the material, and informs the customer that the intent must not be to create a derivative work.If a single customer requests redistribution within his/her organization, the information broker must report the redistribution directly into the DIALOG service so that the proper reporting/pricing will occur. An organization or user may not electronically store (archive) records from a Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, database for more than twelve (12) months. Authorized redistribution and/or archiving requires the intent not to create a derivative work.


Dialog Standard Terms & Conditions apply.


SAMPLE RECORD [top]

DATABASE RECORD

    File 230:Gale Dir Online-Portable-Internet DBS 2008/Oct 
            (c) 2008 Gale/Cengage 
     
  AA=   08999999    Gale Entry Number: 0002400197 
  MT=, DT=   Medium Type: CD-ROM      Document Type: Database 
     
  /TI   1:100,000-Scale  Digital  Line Graph Hydrography and 
       Transportation Data 
     
  /CO, CO=   Producer: 
       U.S.  Geological  Survey 
       Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) 
       EROS Data Center 
  CY=, ST=     Sioux Falls, SD 57198 USA 
  CN=     United States 
  TE=     Phone: (605)594-6151 
       Toll-free:  (800)252-GLIS 
       Fax:   (605)594-6589 
  TY=   Database Type: Properties 
     CONTENT 
  /AB     Contains digital line graph hydrography and 
     transportation data covering the conterminous 48 states 
     and Hawaii. Data may be selected by specifying an entire 
     1:100,000-scale quadrangle or by identifying 15-minute 
     sections within a quadrangle. 
  /AB   Subject Coverage: Geographical data. 
  LA=   Language: English 
  GN=   Geographic Coverage: United States 
  YR=   Year First Available: 1995 
     Time Span: 1991 to 1993 
     
     AVAILABILITY 
     Vendor: 
  VN=   3000011150 
  /CO, /VE     U.S. Geological Survey 
  CO=,VE=     Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) 
       EROS Data Center 
     Price: Contact vendor for pricing information 
  HA=   System  Requirements: IBM PC or compatible; Apple 
       Macintosh; VAX; and other Unix platforms 
  /DE   Descriptors: 
       Geography; Maps and map data 
  FS=   Source: Gale Directory of Databases, Volume 2 


INTERNET RECORD [top]

    File 230:Gale Dir Online-Portable-Internet DBS 2008/Oct 
           (c) 2008 Gale/Cengage 
     
  AA=   04299395    Gale Entry Number: 0009008130 
  MT=, DT=   Medium Type: Internet      Document Type: Database 
     
  /TI    Gifs 
  /TI   Alternate Database Name: Site Seers Delight 
  /TI   Former Database Name: The Gif Directory 
     
  /CO, CO=   Producer: 
       University   of  Illinois,  Urbana-Champaign 
       Association  for  Computing Machinery (UIUC) 
     
  /CO, /VE,     University  of  Illinois,  Urbana-Champaign 
  CO=, VE=     Association  for  Computing Machinery 
  BY=, ST=     Urbana, IL USA 
  CN=     United States 
       E-mail: rmalick@www.acm.uiuc.edu 
  GR=   OVERALL RATING: 2 
  G1=, G2=,     Content: 2; Design: 1; Technical Merit: 2; 
  G3=, G4=     Entertainment: 3 
  AV=   How To Access: 
  UR=     URLs: http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/rml/Gifs 
  TY=   Database Type: image; directory 
     CONTENT 
  /AB     Description:  They say a picture's worth a thousand 
     words, and the Gifs directory  provides a large 
     collection of images in the gif format. The images 
     are organized by subject with the more recent uploads 
     in a single listing.  The  images--both  within the 
     subdirectories and the single listing--can be sorted 
     by date or alphabetically.  The user can find images 
     of aircraft, animals, landscape, Christmas, wolves, 
     fantasy, Escher, the  Civil War, and more.  Main 
     Files Include: Ads;  Aircraft;  Animals;  Art;  Auto; 
     Beavis-n-Butthead;  Cartoon;  CivilWar;  Dinosaurs-TV; 
     Eclipse;  Escher;  Fantasy;  Farside;  Flora;  Fractal; 
     IronMaiden;  JurassicPark;  Landscape;  Logo;  Movies; 
     (...) 
  /AB      Net Gain:  Lots of great pictures contained here, 
     indexed to find easily.  Net Loss: Slow loading, even 
     without the images. Quote from the site: If you are 
     looking for Farside cartoons at this site, they have 
     been removed at the request of the counsel for Universal 
     Press Syndicate, Inc. and with respect to Gary Larson's 
     wishes. 
  LA=   Language: English 
  GN=   Geographic Coverage: Worldwide 
     Price: Free. 
     Search Routines: Searching is not available. 
  /DE   Descriptors: 
       General interest 
  FS=   Source: CyberHound's Guide to Internet Databases 


VENDOR RECORD [top]

    File 230:Gale Dir Online-Portable-Internet DBS 2008/Oct 
           (c) 2008 Gale/Cengage 
     
  AA=   03999544    Gale Entry Number: 3100002060 
  MT=, DT=   Medium Type:  Online      Document Type: Vendor 
     
  /CO, CO=     Knight-Ridder Information Ltd. 
        DataStar 
       Haymarket House 
       1 Oxendon St. 
  CY=     London SW1Y 4EE, England 
  CN=     England 
       Phone: 171 9307646 
       Fax:   171 9302581 
       Email: London Help-Desk (Data-Mail) 
     Contact Information:  In the United States and Canada: 
       Knight-Ridder Information Inc.,  One  Commerce  Sq., 
       2005 Market St., Suite 1010, Philadelphia, PA 19103. 
       Toll-free: 800-221-7754.  Fax:  (215)  587- 2147. In 
       Switzerland: Knight-Ridder Information AG, 
       Laupenstrasse 18a, CH-3008  Bern, Switzerland. Phone: 
       031 384 9500. Fax: 031 384 96 75 
     Price and Conditions: Annual fee of SFr80 required 
  AV=   Networks:  Datapac;  Datex-P;  DCS;  Infotrac (Istel 
       Limited network);  IPSS;  Luxpac;   PSS;  SprintNet; 
       Telepac;  Transpac;  TYMNET  Global Network;  Internet 
     Gateway  to:  European Railway Guide; FIZ Technik; IDD 
       Tradeline; Microbial Strain Data Network; Official Airline 
       Guides 
     Gateway from: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen 
  DB=   Database available: 
       1x1 German Buyers' Guide  (Online) 
       21CFR Online  (Online) 
       ABC Europe Production Europex  (Online) 
       ABC Germany  (Online) 
       ABC voor Handel en Industrie  (Online) 
       ABCDienstverleners  (Online) 
       ABI/INFORM  (Online) 
       Academic Index  (Online) 
                       (...) 
       ZVEI Electro/Electronics Buyers' Guide  (Online) 
  FS=   Source: Gale Directory of Databases, Volume 1 


PRODUCER RECORD [top]

    File 230:Gale Dir Online-Portable-Internet DBS 2008/Oct 
           (c) 2008 Gale/Cengage 
     
  AA=   02999980    Gale Entry Number: 2000018370 
  MT=, DT=   Medium Type:  Online      Document Type: Producer 
     
     Producer: 
  /CO, CO=     ADIS International Ltd. 
       Private Bag 65-901 
       Mairangi Bay 
  CY=     Auckland 10, New Zealand 
  CN=     New Zealand 
       Phone: 649 4798100 
       Fax:   649 4791418 
       Telex: 21334 NZ 
  DB=   Database available: 
       Adis R&D  Insight (Online) 
       Inpharma  (Online) 
       LMS ALERTS  (Online) 
       PharmacoEconomics LMS  (Online) 
       Reactions  (Online) 
  FS=   Source: Gale Directory of Databases, Volume 1 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S TRANSPORTATION(W)DATA
/AB AB Abstract1 Word S LINE(W)GRAPH/AB
/CO CO Company Name2,6 Word S ADIS(W)INTER?/CO
/DE DE Descriptor1,3 Word
& Phrase
S MAP(W)DATA/DE
S "MAPS AND MAP DATA"/DE
/NT NT Notes1,4 Word S NO(W)LONGER(W)AVAILABLE/NT
/TI TI Database Names and Former/Alternate Names1,5 Word
& Phrase
S HYDROGRAPHY(1W)TRANSPORTATION/TI
S MARCIVEWEB DOCS/TI
/VE VE Database Vendor6 Word S DATASTAR/VE

1 Present only in Database Description records.

2 SORT on CO includes a primary sort on Database Producer and a secondary sort on Database Vendor.

3 Also /DF.

4 Included in Notes is information on databases that are no longer maintained or publicly available, or on special circumstances concerning the online availability.

5 Also /TF.

6 Searchable in the Basic Index and in the Additional Indexes.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None A1 Address
AA= AA Gale Entry Number Phrase S AA=3100002060
None AN DIALOG Accession Number
AV= AV Network Access Word S AV=(DATAPAC AND TYMNET)
None AZ DIALOG Accession Number
CN= CN Country Phrase S CN=UNITED STATES
CO= CO Company Name2,6 Phrase S CO=DATASTAR
None CT Contact Information1
CY= CY City Phrase S CY=LONDON
DB= DB Databases Offered7 Phrase S DB=ABC GERMANY
DT= DT Document Type8 Phrase S DT=DATABASE
None EL E-Mail Address
FS= FS File Segment9 Phrase S FS=GALE DIRECTORY OF DATABASES?
None FX Fax Number
None GF Gateway From
GN= GN Geographic Coverage Word S GN=WORLDWIDE
None GT Gateway To
HA= HA Hardware, Software, and other Special Requirements Word S HA=(640(W)KB)
LA= LA Language1 Phrase S LA=ENGLISH
MT= MT Medium Type10 Phrase S MT=ONLINE
None NM Contact Name
None PR Price12
None SR Search Routines11
ST= ST State Phrase S ST=SD
TE= TE Telephone Area Code13 Phrase S TE=605
None TS Timespan Covered1
None TX TELEX Number
TY= TY Database Type1,14 Phrase S TY=PROPERTIES
UD= None Update Phrase S UD=9999
UF= UF Update Frequency Word S UF=WEEKLY
UR= UR Uniform Resource Locator (URL) Word
& Phrase
S UR=(ACM AND EDU)
S UR="HTTP://WWW.ACM.UIUC.EDU"?
VE= VE Database Vendor Phrase S VE=DATASTAR
VN= VN Vendor Number Phrase S VN=3000011150
YR= YR Year First Available Phrase S YR=1995
None ZP Zip Code

7 Present in Database Producer and Database Vendor records.

8 Document Types are: DATABASE (includes Internet), PRODUCER, VENDOR.

9 Lists the corresponding print version.

10 Medium Types include: BATCH ACCESS, CD-ROM, DISKETTE, HANDHELD, INTERNET, MAGNETIC TYPE (for databases); ONLINE, PORTABLE (for producers and vendors).

11 Available only for Internet databases.

12 Available for portable databases only.

13 Telephone area codes are searchable only for North American telephone numbers. Telephone numbers do not display with KWIC.

14 Database Type includes: AUDIO, BIBLIOGRAPHIC, BULLETIN BOARD, DICTIONARY, DIRECTORY, FULL-TEXT, IMAGE, NUMERIC, PATENTS/TRADEMARKS,PROPERTIES, SOFTWARE, STATISTICAL, TIME SERIES, TRANSACTIONAL, TRANSPORTATION, VIDEO.


LIMIT [top]

SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
/DATABASE Database Subfile S S2/DATABASE
/INTERNET Internet Database Subfile S S1/INTERNET
/PRODUCER Producer Subfile S S3/PRODUCER
/VENDOR Vendor Subfile S S4/VENDOR


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
CN, CO, CY, ST, TE, TI, YR SORT S5/ALL/CO


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. RANK DE
RANK CO S4


MAP [top]

MAP FIELDS EXAMPLES
AA, TI, VN MAP VN TEMP


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

Display codes listed in the Search Options tables can be used to customize output. TYPE S4/TI,CO/1-5


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 Medium Full Record except Abstract, Subject Coverage, and Databases Available
3 -- Accession Numbers and Address/Contact Information
4 -- Full Record with Tagged Fields1
5 -- Full Record1
6 Free Accession Numbers, Database Title/Producer, and Document Type
7 Long Full Record except Descriptors1
8 Short Accession Numbers, Database Title/Producer, Document/Medium Type, File Segment, and Descriptors
9 Full Full Record1
K -- KWIC (Key Word In Context) displays a window of text; may be used alone or with other formats


DIRECT RECORD ACCESS [top]

FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
If the accession number of a specific record is known, it can be used to display the record directly. TYPE 00023156/9
DISPLAY 00002789
PRINT 00014321/9


Rates [top]

Rates For File: Gale Directory of Online, Portable, and Internet Databases[230]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $5.00
Cost per minute:                   $2.17
Rank Elements                      $0.00

Format    Types   Prints
     1    $0.00    $0.00
     2    $5.00    $5.00
     3    $5.00    $5.00
     4    $6.00    $6.00
     5    $6.00    $6.00
     6    $0.00    $0.00
     7    $6.00    $6.00
     8    $0.00    $0.00
     9    $6.00    $6.00
KWIC95    $0.60       NA
KWIC96    $0.60       NA

REDIST/COPY Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
        1-2       1.00
       3-25       1.50
     26-100       3.00
    101-200       4.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00

ARCHIVE Multiplier Table:

      Range      Multiplier
       1-25       1.50
     26-200       3.00
    201-500       6.00
   501-1000       8.00
 1001 or more    10.00
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