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The Article Galaxy Blog

The Need for Speed: Centralizing Precision Literature Search and Access

Lettie Y. Conrad|Product & Publishing Consultant
Lettie Y. Conrad|Product & Publishing Consultant
September 3, 2020
1 min read

Scientists across industries share a common, overarching goal: to find meaningful answers to quality questions. Those who work for pharmaceutical corporations, biomedical firms, and other R&D driven organizations, however, are under extreme pressure to complete their research as quickly as possible. To be successful in today’s ultra-competitive and fast-paced research landscape, corporate scientists (as well as the information managers who support them) must find ways to increase research expediency—without compromising the rigor of their methods.

At Research Solutions, we are dedicated to helping scientists kick off their research with utmost efficiency—accelerating and enhancing literature acquisition workflows and setting the pace for highly efficient and effective studies.

Integration with Dialog Literature Search Platform

We are pleased to announce a product integration with Dialog Solutions (a subsidiary of ProQuest LLC). The integration makes our Article Galaxy on-demand document retrieval solution available within Dialog—Dialog Solutions’ powerful, precision search platform. Condensing the capabilities of these two platforms unifies previously disjointed steps into one frictionless workflow. Mutual platform customers can use precision search features in Dialog to discover peer-reviewed content across 140 scholarly databases, including:

  • 3 billion authoritative records
  • 20 million pages of newspapers
  • 33 full-text patent authorities
  • 69 bibliographic patent authorities

Without leaving the Dialog interface, they can use the Article Galaxy document retrieval engine to place single or bulk article orders, then retrieve copyright-compliant, full-text articles instantly online or within minutes by email. Article Galaxy filters for lowest-cost access, including Open Access and subscription holdings, while also preventing duplicate orders.

How It Helps Researchers

By centralizing precision literature search and access, the integration helps scientific researchers work faster and better. To illustrate the time savings, consider the typical process a researcher goes through to find and access the most relevant peer-reviewed journal articles for a particular study.

In order to find the content they need, most researchers spend an enormous amount of time searching multiple publisher websites and content databases. Upon finding an article they need, locating the full-text PDF often requires more hopping around from site to site. Ensuring copyright compliance and checking whether the article is available via subscription or Open Access are added steps. It’s a disjointed process that sucks up an enormous amount of a scientist’s valuable time.

Our integration with Dialog Solutions streamlines the end-to-end workflow, significantly reducing the time required for literature discovery and access. It adds convenience and rigor for scientists, allowing them to work faster, with improved outcomes and lower per-article costs. For more information about this integration and how to set up an Article Galaxy account, contact an Article Galaxy specialist.

The Author

    Lettie Y. Conrad|Product & Publishing Consultant

Lettie brings nearly 20 years’ experience in scholarly publishing to her diverse portfolio of product research and development projects. She is dedicated to helping information organizations cultivate a user-centered, standards-compliant approach to digital publishing and academic programs. Her expertise lies in optimizing user engagement for content discovery and access of academic content platforms. Previously, Lettie played a key role in establishing the product management program at SAGE Publishing. Currently, Lettie is North American Editor for Learned Publishing, a ‘chef’ with the SSP’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, and Information Science PhD candidate at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


scientific research, peer-reviewed, literature, Research Solutions, scholarly content, scholarly journals articles, literature search, document retrieval, Dialog Solutions, ProQuest LLC

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