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Gale Database of Publications and Broadcast Media

Last Loaded on Web: Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Last Update To Bluesheet: December 21, 2009

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


File Description [top]

The Gale Database of Publications and Broadcast Media is a comprehensive file containing detailed records on over 86,000 newspapers, magazines, journals, periodicals, directories, and radio, television and cable stations and systems. The Database is compiled from the following print publications of Gale Research Inc.:

* Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media (GDPBM): covers over 58,500 newspapers, magazines, journals, and periodicals, radio, television, and cable stations and systems in the U.S. and Canada.

* Directories In Print (DIP): covers more than 15,500 U.S. national and international directories of all kinds on all subjects.

* Newsletters In Print (NIP): Discontinued as of 2005. Coverage includes data on over 12,000 subscription, membership, and free newsletters, bulletins, digests, and similar serial publications in the U.S. and Canada.

The database provides the name or title; owner or publisher; address; phone, fax, telex, and other numbers; names of editors and other contacts; a description including circulation size, price, frequency of distribution, advertising rates, subject coverage, availability in alternative formats, dimensions, printing methods, and much more.

Information is gathered by annual questionnaire mailings and telephone calls to publishers and broadcasters.



Tips [top]

USE FILE 469

to find information on all kinds of media groups.

USE /CO OR CO=

to find publishing companies or owners of interest.

USE JN=

to find publications of interest.

USE OV=

to find Online Vendors of interest.



Subject Coverage [top]

  • Publications and broadcast stations in every subject category are covered in the Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media. Broadcast media stations are categorized into radio, television, or cable.
  • Directories listed in Directories In Print are grouped into 27 different categories, ranging from general business to hobbies and leisure activities.
  • Newsletters listed in Newsletters In Print are grouped into 32 categories ranging from advertising and marketing to social sciences.


Print Counterparts [top]

  • Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • Directories In Print
  • Newsletters In Print


Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: Current year's corresponding print editions
File Size: 87,033 records as of December 2009
Update Frequency: Semi-Annual


Database Content [top]

  • Directories


Document Types Indexed [top]

  • Audiovisual Media
  • Directories


Geographic Coverage [top]

  • International


Geographic Restrictions [top]

  • None


Special Features [top]

  • ERA Available
  • KWIC and HILIGHT Available


Contact [top]

The Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, is compiled 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)
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Technical Support
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Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3535
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Telephone: 1-800-877-4253, press 4
Fax: 1-800-676-2345
E-Mail: gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com


Terms and Conditions [top]

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SAMPLE RECORD [top]

SAMPLE RECORD from Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media

     
     DIALOG(R)File 469:Gale DB of Publ.& Broad.Media 
     (c) 2004 Gale Research Inc. All rts. reserv. 
  SO=   Book Entry Number: 01148  (Directory of Publications and 
     Broadcast Media) 
  DT=   Document Type: Newspaper 
     
  JN=, /TI   TITLE: Arkansas Democrat 
     
  /CO, CO=, PU=   Little Rock Newspapers, Inc. 
     Capitol Ave. & Scott St. 
     PO Box 2221 
  CY=, ST=, ZP=, CN=   Little Rock, AR 72203 USA 
  TE=   Telephone: (501)378-3400 
           Fax: (501)378-3591 
     
  /AB   ABSTRACT: General newspaper. 
     
     NOTES: 
     Sun.: GLR: $3,750. Member, WEHCO Media. 
     
  FY=, PY=   FIRST PUBLISHED/FOUNDED: Sept. 30, 1871. 
  LA=   LANGUAGE: English 
     
  ED=   EDITORS/KEY PERSONNEL: J.R. Starr, Editor; W.E. Hussman, Jr., 
       Publisher; Dick Browning, Natl. Advertising Mgr 
     
     FEATURE DEPTS.: Aviation, (501)378-3499, Randy Tardy; Book, 
       (501)378-3485, Beth Solomon; City, (501)378-3485, Ray Hobbs; 
       Drama, (501)378-3514, Eric Harrison; Editorials, (501)378-3482, 
    (...) 
     
  FQ=   FREQUENCY/UPDATE FREQ.: Daily: Mon.-Sun. (morn.). 
     PRINTING METHOD: Offset.  SIZE: 13 2/3 x 22. 
     COLS. PER PG.: 6.  COL. WIDTH: 12 3/5 nonpareils.  COL. DEPTH: 
       301 agate lines. 
  PR=   PRICE (subscription): $144. 
     
  CI=, C7=, CC=   CIRCULATION - Mon-Fri:  177403  (A.B.C. Statement) 
  CI=, C8=, CC=   CIRCULATION - Sunday:   236093  (A.B.C. Statement) 
     
  AR=   AD RATE - GLR: $ 2.87 
     AD RATE - BW:  $ 5184.51 
     AD RATE - 4C:  $ 5684.51 
     AD RATE - PCI: $ 40.19 
     
  /DE   DESCRIPTORS: Daily Papers 
     
     

SAMPLE RECORD from Directories In Print

     
     07999696  DIALOG File 469:GALE DATABASE OF PUBLICATIONS & BROADCAST 
     MEDIA 
  SO=   Book Entry Number: 320  (Directories In Print) 
  DT=   Document Type: Directory 
     
  JN=, /TI   TITLE: Export Courier (United Kingdom) 
     
  /CO, CO=, PU=   Stokes & Lindley Jones Ltd. 
     36 Stonehills House 
     Stonehills 
  CY=, ST=, ZP=, CN=   Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6NA, England 
     Telephone: 707 326688 
           Fax: 707 323447 
     
  /AB   ABSTRACT: COVERS: British exporters of products, including 
     toiletries, healthcare and pharmaceuticals; food and drink; 
     confectionery; baby, and nursery products; housewares and 
     electrical goods; hardware, DIY, gardening; giftware; food/drink 
     and non-food. 
     
     NOTES: 
     Firm name, address, phone, description of product. 
     Indexes: Product/service, trade name. 
  LA=   LANGUAGE: English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Swedish, 
       Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. 
     
  ED=   EDITORS/KEY PERSONNEL: L. G. Warren. 
     
  FQ=   FREQUENCY/UPDATE FREQ.: 8 times a year; each issue covers specific 
     product categories. 
  AC=   ADVERTISING ACCEPTED: YES 
  PG=, SN=   PAGES: 40-100.  ISSN: 0014-5122 
     PRICE (subscription): Free to importers (ISSN 0014-5122). 
  AV=   AVAILABILITY: Free 
  OA=   AVAILABLE ONLINE: NO 
     
  CI=   CIRCULATION: 7,000. 
     
  /DE   DESCRIPTORS: United Kingdom--Business and agriculture; 
     International trade 
       (Europe, Western) 
  /SH, SH=   SECTION HEADING: General Business  (1) 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields Word S MAJOR(W)APPLIANCES
/AB AB Description/Abstract Word S BRITISH(W)EXPORTER?/AB
/CO CO Publishing Company or Owner1 Word S LITTLE(W)ROCK/CO
/DE DE Descriptor2 Word
& Phrase
S INTERNATIONAL TRADE?/DE
S "HOME AND GARDEN"/DE
/SH SH Section Headings3,4 Word
& Phrase
S MEDICINE/SH
S GENERAL BUSINESS/SH
/TI TI Title/Radio & TV Call Letters/Cable Company5 Word S ARKANSAS(W)DEMOCRAT/TI

1 Also searchable in the Additional Indexes using CO= or PU=.

2 Also /DF.

3 Directories In Print records only.

4 Newsletters In Print records only.

5 Also searchable in the Additional Indexes with JN=. JN= excludes radio, TV, and cable.


ADDITIONAL INDEXES [top]

SEARCH
PREFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
AC= AC Advertising Accepted3 Phrase S AC=YES
None AD Address Information
None AN DIALOG Accession Number
AR= AR Advertising Rates6 Numeric S AR>=5000
AV= AV Availability Phrase S AV=FREE
C1= C1 Paid Circulation6 Numeric S C1>=5K
C2= C2 Non-paid or Controlled Circulation6 Numeric S C2<=50K
C3= C3 Free Circulation6 Numeric S C3<=20000
C4= C4 Combined Circulation6 Numeric S C4=50K:100K
C5= C5 Morning Circulation6 Numeric S C5>=10000
C6= C6 Evening Circulation6 Numeric S C6=<2000
C7= C7 Monday-Friday Circulation6 Numeric S C7>=70K
C8= C8 Sunday Circulation6 Numeric S C8<=13000
CC= CC Circulation Audit Type6 Phrase S CC=AACR@AACR.ORG
CI= CI Circulation Numeric S CI>=500000
None CL Column Information6,7
CN= CN Country Phrase S CN=UNITED KINGDOM
CO= CO Publishing Company/Owner Phrase S CO=STOKES & LINDLEY?
CY= CY City Phrase S CY=LITTLE ROCK
DI= DI Area of Dominant Influence14 Phrase S DI='FARGO, ND'
DT= DT Document Type Phrase S DT=NEWSPAPER
ED= ED Editors/Key Personnel Word S ED=(DICK(S)BROWNING)
FO= FO Format14 Word S FO=(CLASSIC(W)ROCK)
FQ= FQ Frequency/Update Frequency Word S FQ=(8(S)YEAR?)
None FX Fax Number3,6
FY= FY First Year of Publication, or Year Founded4,6,9 Phrase S FY=1955:1960
None HR Hours of Operation6
JN= JN Journal or Directory Name10 Phrase S JN=ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT
LA= LA Principal Language Used in Text3,6 Word S LA=ENGLISH
None LO Local Programs6
OA= OA Online Availability3,4 Phrase S OA=NO
None OI Order Information3,4
OV= OV Online Host or Vendor3,4 Word
& Phrase
S OV=WESTLAW
S OV=DIALOG INFORMATION?
PG= PG Number of Pages3,4 Numeric S PG>=50
None PM Printing Method6
PR= PR Price of Subscription Numeric S PR<=100
None PS U.S. Publications Serial (USPS) Number6
PU= PU Publishing Company/Owner Word S PU=(LITTLE(W)ROCK)
PY= PY First Year of Publication, or Year Founded4,6,12 Phrase S PY=1871
SH= SH Section Heading Code3,4,13 Phrase S SH=10
SN= SN International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) Phrase S SN=0014-5122
SO= SO Source Book Phrase S SO=DIRECTORIES IN PRINT
ST= ST State Phrase S ST=AR
None SZ Size4,6
TE= TE Telephone Area Code Phrase S TE=501
None TX Telex Number3,6
ZP= ZP Zip/Postal Code Phrase S ZP=72203

6 Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media records only.

7 May include column depth, columns per page, and column width.

8 Also searchable in the Basic Index using /CO.

9 Also searchable in the Additional Indexes using PY=.

10 JN= excludes radio, TV, and cable.

11 May include additional contact information, additional formats, arrangement of indexes, editorial policies, illustrations included, indexing frequency, intended audience, remarks, special conditions, time period coverage.

12 Also searchable in the Additional Indexes using FY=.

13 Use in combination with SO= to avoid duplicate codes between different sources.

14 Only for DT= Radio or TV


SORT [top]

SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, CN, CO, CY, FY, JN, PU, PY, ST, TI, ZP SORT S6/ALL/CO
PRINT S3/5/1-24/ZP


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. Other RANK codes include: DE, SH RANK AU S3


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

User-defined formats may be specified using the display codes indicated in the Search Options tables. TYPE S3/CO,AD,TE/1-5


PREDEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

NO.
DIALOGWEB
FORMAT
RECORD CONTENT
1 -- DIALOG Accession Number
2 -- Full Record except Abstract and Notes
3 Medium Title, Publisher or Company Name, Address, Telephone Number, First Year of Publication or Year Founded, ISSN, Format, and Editors
5 -- Full Record
6 Free Title
7 Long Title, Publisher or Company Name, Address, and Telephone Number
8 Short Title, Descriptors, and Subject Headings
9 Full Full Record
10 -- National Address (excludes country)
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
DIALOG Accession Number TYPE 09999969/3
DISPLAY 07999696/TI,CO
PRINT 08999584/5


Rates [top]

Rates For File: Gale Database of Publications and Broadcast Media[469]
Cost per DialUnit:                 $2.63
Cost per minute:                   $1.50
Rank Elements                      $0.00

Format    Types   Prints
     1    $0.00    $0.00
     2    $2.00    $2.00
     3    $2.00    $2.00
     4    $2.00    $2.00
     5    $2.00    $2.00
     6    $0.00    $0.00
     7    $2.00    $2.00
     8    $0.00    $0.00
     9    $2.25    $2.25
    10    $0.00    $0.00
KWIC95    $0.15       NA
KWIC96    $0.17       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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