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Gale Virtual Reference Library: Home

Research guide describing Gale Virtual Reference Library. GVRL is an online collection of encyclopdedias and specialized reference sources intended for interdisciplinary research.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is your single source for eReference aimed at the needs of students, researchers, professionals and general readers. Now you can offer more than 7,000 authoritative, full-text titles—from Gale and a host of premier publishing partners—within 18 subject areas researchers study most.
Features and functionalities include:

• Eye-catching book covers to engage users

• View your eBooks on your iPad

• An interactive online book experience with two-page view and page flipper

• Cross-search and browse within your collection and across series

• Search within volumes of multi-volume sets

• User interface available in 34 languages

• ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology in 19 languages

• 24/7 unlimited and simultaneous circulation of your eReference collection

• On-demand machine aided content translations in 14 languages

Users can cross-search the GVRL eReference via GalePowerSearch as well as other Gale holdings including InfoTrac and specific InContext resources.

With its depth of features and content, Gale Virtual Reference Library is a digital cross-curricular resource that supports information literacy and the development of 21st century skills and reinforcing the critical difference between authoritative resources and consumer-published content on the web.

Gale Virtual Reference Library offers coverage of virtually every academic, scholarly and professional discipline, delivering titles for all kinds of research:

• Children will enjoy full-color pages with exciting pictures, from Dorling Kindersley and others

• Timely Greenhaven titles for K-12 and beyond

• Scholars will access the best publications from SAGE Macmillan and Scribner

•  Educators will learn from ISTE and ASCD professional development titles

•  Choose from our extensive World Culture, Health and Literature resources

•  Readers of all levels will value the ease-of-use and consistent approach to research


GVRL Search Tips

The following PDF document provides tips for basic and advanced searching as well as how to navigate through publications and ebooks:



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