Reform digital edition now available!

Reform Magazine is now available as an app and web edition through Exact Editions.

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Reform explores theology, ethics, personal spirituality and Christian perspectives on social and current affairs. It features writing from journalists, academics, politicians, campaigners, scientists and religious leaders.

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As well as high-profile interviews, in-depth features and book, music and film reviews, Reform carries letters and a regular light-hearted column.

The magazine is published 10 times a year by the United Reformed Church but has readers from all Christian denominations, as well as readers from other faiths and from no faith tradition.

Subscriptions are available in iTunes and the Exact Editions webstore.

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New App for Kew Magazine!

Exact Editions are pleased to reveal a brand new app for Kew Magazine. As with all our apps, subscribers can access and search back issues of Kew, as well as bookmarking and sharing pages on social media.

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The current issue of Kew Magazine gives an introduction to the TV series ‘Kew on a plate’ by interviewing chef Raymond Blanc who speaks about the new Kitchen Garden at Kew.

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All print subscribers to the magazine can access not only the Exact Editions desktop edition for free, but also the app! Subscribe in the Exact Editions webstore or via iTunes.

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KALEIDOSCOPE launches app with Exact Editions

KALEIDOSCOPE, the international, high-quality art and culture magazine, has launched its app and desktop edition with Exact Editions.

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The title is published quarterly and has gained widespread recognition as a trusted and timely guide to contemporary art and culture. The magazine is giving away free access to the magazine to all attending Art Basel Hong Kong using our exclusive ByPlace technology.

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If you can’t quite make it to HK today, you can subscribe through iTunes or the Exact Editions webstore. A subscription will include access to KALEIDOSCOPE’s new Asia edition!

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Use our Search Technology to get the most out of your Subscription

Did you know that your Exact Editions subscription includes unlimited and free access to unique searching tools both online and in the Apps? Ideal for academic research, the technology allows you to quickly locate topics throughout a magazine’s archive. This can be particularly useful for Universities and Libraries, with each of the various functions specifically designed to help readers get the most out of the available content.

To get started, just sign in using your Exact Editions account details and select the title in which you wish to search. To narrow down a search when using one of the Apps, you can select a ‘stack’ to limit results to a particular decade or year. Also using the App, you can try out the search functions before buying a subscription.

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To make search results more precise, the technology incorporates three of the primary Boolean search operators (explained below). Click here to learn about Boolean search and here for a  more comprehensive list of Boolean functions.

1. Search for a Single Word or Combination of Words

This is as straight forward as it sounds; simply enter words into the field in the top right hand corner of the screen and click ‘Search’. This provides you with a complete list of results within the selected issue, title or time frame. Entering more than one word will bring up all pages that include each of the entered words, for example all pages that include London AND Concerto AND Orchestra:

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2. Search Using a Dash to Exclude Words

By placing a dash symbol directly before the second word of a search, your results will show all archive pages that display the first word but not the second. For example, entering Philharmonic -Orchestra will bring up all pages that include the word Philharmonic but not the word Orchestra:

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3. Either or Both: Search Using a Vertical Bar

Entering vertical bars, or ‘pipe’ symbols, into your search activates the “Either or Both” search function. To do this, place the symbol directly before all entered words. For example, searching for |Philharmonic |Concerto will provide you with all pages that include EITHER Philharmonic or Concerto or BOTH of these words.

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Using a Combination of Boolean Search Functions

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, you can narrow down your search even further by combining the three functions explained above. For example, combine the Standard Search with the Dash & Vertical Bar functions:

London |Philharmonic |Concerto -Orchestra

Pages MUST include London, EITHER Philharmonic or Concerto or BOTH, EXCLUDES Orchestra

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Search Using Quotation Marks

Just like searching on Google, you can also use the technology to track down a specific term or phrase mentioned anywhere in the archive by placing the words in the correct order between quotation marks. This function is perfect for finding topic-specific terms instantly:

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Use the App to Save your Searches as Bookmarks

Finally, once you have completed your search and found what you are looking for, you can save the results as bookmarks for future reference. To save individual pages, simply click on the Actions button in the top left hand corner of the screen, followed by the Bookmarks Icon. This will bring up a new window entitled ‘Add Bookmark’, giving you the possibility to assign it a name and save it. Once this is done, your new Bookmark will appear under the Bookmarks tab for speedy access:

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To save all search results as Bookmarks, select the option “Bookmark All” which appears at the top of the Search Results window. This will automatically create a new folder within the Bookmarks tab containing your search results:

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The “Bookmark All” function is particularly useful when, as shown above, a very large number of results is returned. By using this function, you can easily check through and refer back to previous research without having to repeat the process.

Why not take a look at the extensive archives offered by some of our publishing partners? Click on the banners below to visit our Institutional Shop:

1121 back issues:

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411 back issues:

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389 back issues: 

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To learn more about getting the most out of an archive or database when carrying out research, we suggest consulting this informative piece on Searching Article Databases

If you have any questions about searching in an archive, or if you have any feedback about the functions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by sending an email to support@exacteditions.com.

Happy searching!

March 2015

Guide to Using ByPlace

The Exact Editions platform provides a ByPlace function. With this a publisher can create free hotspots, which will give app users complete free access in a particular zone; a zone which is approximately 100 metres radius from the centre point of the ByPlace pin. Currently this ByPlace functionality works with all the Exact Editions iOS apps. Since this is a free tool for publishers on the Exact Editions platform, it may be useful to provide some advice on how to set up ByPlace locations for your app. Its a great promotional tool, but you need to inform your potential users of its availability.

First you will need to log-in to your Publisher Account at Exact Editions, then go to your Publisher Dashboard and click on ByPlace.

 

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When you click through for ByPlace, you will be presented with a map. And you may zoom in on this map with point and click with your desktop or pinch/touch on your iPad. The map is global, but by zooming it can take you in close to a city, or even to the scale for individual buildings. Here is a medium resolution view of London with some ByPlace venues set up on a publisher account:

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If you want to insert a new ByPlace pin in your map, point and click your way to a scale where you are confident about inserting a pin, and then press the Add Venue button, just click on the pin to move to the exact spot you need. You will then be offered various fields to complete on a form at the bottom of the map.

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The Label field, is just for housekeeping. If you are using ByPlace a lot you may wish to see labels on the pins that you are setting up. The Courtesy of field will display the name of the venue, or the magazine, or whoever you select as hosting the resource, users will see this courtesy message while they use the app in the zone. The Available titles field will present you with a choice of your titles on the Exact Editions platform, select one or more of those titles. When you are happy with your placement, the courtesy message and the choice of titles, remember to press the Save button. Within a few seconds your apps for those titles will be live at the location (note the blue penumbra which indicates the extent of the zone). Note also that the button for Delete Venue, will do just that when the time comes to close down your ByPlace access at that location. There is a tab for Page Views, which will display usage of your titles at that location, showing pages viewed each day:

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Those are the basic steps for using the ByPlace tool. Now for a couple of hints as to how to work with a lot of locations. First, for the UK, you will find it easy to type or paste the post code for your location into the search box (Magnifying glass) at the bottom left of each map.

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When you have typed or pasted the post code into your search box, hit return. The system may give you a pull down list of street addresses, so choose the one that you need. Use your Add Venue button and complete the form!

If you want to set up ByPlace locations which are not in the UK, this is easily done with geolocations taken from Google Maps, or straight from a mobile device. You will need latitude:longitude pairs, with four values after the decimal place (or five or six — four gets you down to individual buildings which is useful, five to trees, six is really more than we need and gets you to the precise table outside a cafe). The latitude:longitude data can be cut and pasted from Google Maps (click on a location, then Ctrl+click/’whats here’) straight to the Search box. Separate the latitude from the longitude with a comma+space and press return.

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If you have more than 100 UK Postcodes or Latitude:Longitude co-ordinates we may be able to help you with a bulk upload, we will need them in a tidy spreadsheet. Here is a mini example:

Store Latitude Longitude
London

51.5084

-0.14019

Kuwait

29.3414

48.07373

Tokyo (Main Store)

35.6646

139.71300

Milan

45.4676

9.1945

San Francisco

37.7882

-122.4045

New York

40.7671

-73.9687

Miami

25.8890

-80.1247

Los Angeles

34.0838

-118.3728

Las Vegas

36.1294

-115.1649