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Finding Information

Finding information within For Students Online is fast and easy by using Gale Virtual Reference Library's search functionality. No special reader or software is necessary.

Basic Search

Using Basic Search, researchers can quickly retrieve documents by searching on the Document Title, by Keyword or by Full Text. Keyword Search is the default option, and searches on significant fields in documents, including title, author and any introductory text. The Document Title option searches through title and headlines of articles. Selecting Full Text searches for any word(s) within the entire text of all documents as well as the fields included in the Keyword Search. Entries can be quickly located using this option, which allows for fast searching on author names, titles of works, or even keywords such as "war" or "sonnet."

Advanced Search

For researchers who require Advanced Search options, Gale Virtual Reference Library supports searches that combine criteria by:

  • Document Title
  • Image Caption
  • Full Text
  • Publication Title
  • ISBN
  • Author of Document
  • Publisher
  • Start Page
  • Document Number
  • Previous Searches

Advanced Search also allows users to limit their search by publication date, publication title, subject area and audience type, as well as to documents with images.


Results are delivered at the article level (not a page at a time) in an HTML-based text and graphics format designed for speedy display and easy readability. With single-click ease, articles can be printed, e-mailed or displayed as PDF page layouts. Search terms are highlighted so users can find relevant information within articles quickly.

Quick Search

Users can easily refine results or begin a new search with Quick Search. Using Quick Search, researchers can specify a search within results or within all volumes of a particular publication (e.g., Novels for Students).

eBook Subcollection Manager

As your eBook collection grows, the Subcollection Management Tool can give you greater flexibility to optimize usage of every title and volume in your collection. Building a subcollection guides users to the most-needed resources quickly and easily. This easy-to-use collection tool is free to all Gale Virtual Reference Library customers.


InfoMarks® is the premiere tool for creating reading lists, course packs, study guides, pathfinders, guidelines for special projects, bibliographies and much more. InfoMarks makes it easy for teachers, media specialists and others to share marked pages, bookmark pages and/or e-mail InfoMark lists to students, colleagues and friends.