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Gale : A Cengage Learning Company
Updated 5 October, 2009

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NEWS: Thomson Learning, recently acquired by Apax partners and OMERS Capital Partners, has changed its name to Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limited... Our Schools division, primary and secondary, will be Nelson, a Cengage Learning Company. Our Higher Education division will be Cengage Learning and our Library Reference business will be Gale, a Cengage Learning Company. ... It is an amalgamation of the words 'Centre of Engagement' (21/9/07)
Thomson to drop Learning – it's goodbye to education and library operations. (iWRblog 26 October 2006)
Letter to CAUL from John Mehan, Managing Director, Thomson Learning Australia (1/11/06)

Technical Contact/s (if no technical contact available, the sales contact has been provided): Maryce Johnstone

Thomson-Gale Agreement - generic licence for universities (27/4/07)
The Gale Group Subscription and License Agreement

Gale Group Product Catalog (2/10/09)
Gale Group titles lists (2/10/09)
Literary Index - Search for citations in Gale literature series
Gale Digital Archives
• Associations Unlimited
• Biography and Genealogy Master Index
• Biography Resource Center
• Contemporary Authors®
• Declassified Documents Reference System
• Dictionary of Literary Biography®
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) - an ongoing project based on The English Short Title Catalogue (current pricing, 12/9/06)
• Literature Resource Center
• Ward’s Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies
ComputerSelect Web
Reference Reviews
Social Sciences Electronic Data Library (SSEDL)  - New Offer (31/8/04)
This database is produced by Sociometrics and the data is used by Social Sciences students and academics familiar with the internationally known SPSS and SAS systems.
LitFinder from Roth - New Offer (31/8/04)
Thomson Gale recently acquired the Roth databases including LitFinder. The university target audience would be undergraduate English Literature students.
Declassified Documents Reference System - New Offer last year (31/8/04)
This is a database of interest to political science and media studies students and academics.
We can offer free trials to any of the above databases to any interested University.  I would also like to flag the following 2 databases:
The Making of Modern Law
Includes UK and US law and is due for release in October 2004.
The Shakespeare Collection
This is due for release in Quarter One 2005. I have added the fact sheet here as we had a lot of advance interest in it from Universities and they may like to have some more information about the database.
Times Digital Archive - the Times annual access fee is charged on the anniversary of the Times purchase and is separate from CAUL

Offers to CAUL.
CEIRC / CAUL pricing for 2009/2010 (5/10/09)
Aggregated Journal Databases
Academic OneFile 
Business & Industry
Business & Management Practices
Computer Database
Contemporary Women’s Issues
Expanded Academic ASAP
General Reference Center Gold 
Health Reference Center Academic
MLA Bibliography on InfoTrac

Gale Resource Centers & Monographs Series
Business & Company Resource Center
Contemporary Authors
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Literature Resource Center
Nursing Resource Center 
Shakespeare Collection

Gale Digital Archives
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
Financial Times (The) 1888-2006 (NEW)
The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
19th Century British Library Newspapers
17th & 18th Century Burney Collection
19th Century US Newspapers
19th C UK Periodicals (NEW)
British Literary Manuscripts Online Part 1: 1600-1900 (NEW)
Declassified Documents 
Global Issues in Context (NEW)
GREENR Global Reference on the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources (NEW)
Grzimek's Animal Life (NEW)
The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises
The Making of the Modern World 1450-1850: (Goldsmith-Kress collection)
State Papers Online
CEIRC / CAUL pricing for 2008/2009 (15/8/08)
CEIRC / CAUL pricing for 2007/2008 (2/8/07)
CAUL / CEIRC pricing for 2006/7 (28/7/06)
CAUL / CEIRC pricing for 2005/6 (29/7/05)
2005 renewal offer
2004 renewal offer [pricing spreadsheet; 2003 subscribers' details]
2003 renewal offer [pricing spreadsheet]
2002 renewal pricing
2001 renewal pricing for InfoTrac Web
2000 renewal pricing for InfoTrac Web databases.
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