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What is Gale Virtual Reference Library? Print Page

What is It?

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database that provides online versions of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research in these subject areas:

                arts                business

                education       the environment

                history            law

                literature        medicine

                religion           cultural studies

                science           social science


Why Use It?

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library is a good place to begin research since it offers concise, authoritative full-text articles on a wide variety of topics.

  • You can choose to search all books at once or
    search within one book

  • Articles often provide lists of other books, journals and websites for further research

  • You can research your topic from different perspectives.  For example, searching on cloning will find articles from law, religion, scientific and ethics reference sources.

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