Using the Document Display Page

The document display page provides you with extended citation information and the complete text of the document, along with any associated graphics and/or links to external Web sites, where present. For entries spanning more than one page, use your browser's scroll bar to view the full document. Some documents may have Table of Contents sections that make it easy to jump directly to the information you want by clicking a hyperlinked section name.

Note: For users of the Critical Thinking module, you will see the Critical Thinking sidebar when viewing a Critical Thinking document.

You may see your search terms highlighted wherever they appear within the document, depending on the type of search used and your session preferences.

Below the tab name you'll see the current document's position in your results list or Marked Items list. For example, if 84 documents were found and you accessed the sixth one, the display will show: "Result 6 of 84." The Next and Previous arrow icons on either side (repeated at the bottom of each page) let you go forward or backward one document at a time, respectively. You can also enter a document position number and click Go to jump to that document.

To the left of the document positioning controls, you'll see a Mark box. Click on the box to add the document to your Marked Items list. (A document that you have added to your Marked Items list will show a check mark in the checkbox.) You can also save the document for future retrieval by clicking the InfoMark link on the toolbar.

Use the breadcrumb trail to return to your results list or the search page where you can revise your search. You can also click the Results link under the tab name to return to your results page. Note that these links do not appear when you are displaying a document from your Marked Items list or via an InfoMark link.

To see results from a different tab (if available), simply click the tab name.

Document and Library Links

Above the text of the document, you may find various document and library links, such as those shown:

You'll see either...
Icon Text Link What it means...
View PDF document Number PDF Page(s) Click this link to download the document in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and printing (may not be available for all documents)
About this publication About this Publication Displays the About this Publication page where you'll find detailed publication information, where available
How to Cite How to Cite Displays the Generate a Citation page where you'll be able to create a bibliographic citation for the document using one of several recognized standards
Always appears as a text link Source Citation Displays the source citation information at the bottom of the document, formatted according to MLA standards (to format the citation in a different style, click How to Cite How to Cite)
Translation language menu and Translate button Always appears as a drop-down menu and button If enabled by your library, you may choose a language from the drop-down menu and then click Translate to view a machine translation of the document in a separate browser window
Various possible icons, such as:

Library Holdings

Library Holdings
Library Holdings If enabled by your library, you may see up to three links to allow you to search for the corresponding periodical in your library's or other institution's online holdings catalog
Various possible icons, such as:



UC-eLinks (SFX)
Various possible text links, such as WorldCat or SFX If enabled by your library, you may have additional ways retrieve a document that will take you out of this Gale collection and into another electronic source or the electronic catalog in your library or in a related library system
Audio playback dashboard Always appears as a set of audio playback controls Lets you listen to all or part of the document read aloud

Note: Icons and text links function the same way. Your library has chosen to display one format or the other. Wherever you see icons, simply hover over the icon to pop up its corresponding text description.

Using the Sidebar

You may find one or more of these features in the sidebar found in the left margin of the document display page:

Related topics:

  • Listening to a Document
  • Citing Gale Resources
  • Viewing/Printing a PDF Document
  • Printing Documents
  • E-Mailing Documents
  • Downloading Documents
  • Translating a Document
  • Marked Items
  • InfoMarks
  • Finding the Document Number