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Reference Resources Guide: Gale Virtual Reference Library

What are Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks?


A - Z Databases - Select letter G

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Search for information


Use Boolean Operators in your searches:


  boolean "AND" diagram    AND

Use AND to narrow a search and retrieve records containing all of the words it separates, e.g. adolescents AND children  will only find records containing both these words.


 boolean "OR" diagram     OR


Use OR to broaden a search and retrieve records containing any of the words it separates, e.g.adolescents OR children  will find records containing adolescents only, children only, or both words.

 boolean "NOT" diagram   NOT

Use NOT to narrow a search and retrieve records that do not contain the term following it, e.g. adolescents NOT children will find records that contain adolescents, but will not contain the word children.



What are Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) eBooks?

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers a collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. GVRL eBooks are online versions of print books that the library has purchased with a perpetual license. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library patrons on campus and off-campus (with SSU username and password). 


Users can:

  • Search across all publications in one-click
  • Search within a specific publication
  • Sign in through your Google or Microsoft account to save sections, notes, and highlights
  • Translate publications to another language
  • Print, email, and download sections of a publication
  • Listen to an audio recording of a publication


Gale Virtual Reference Library - Browsing Titles

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Searching for Information

Gale Tools - Citations

Gale Tools - Topic Finder


Gale Tools - Highlights and Notes