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About Gale eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference Library takes research to the next level by delivering great reference print titles you and your patrons rely on in a database format. Just imagine having no shelf space issues, no torn pages and providing equal access to — and full circulation of — multi-volume sets for main libraries, branch libraries and your patrons … Gale Virtual Reference Library makes it a reality.

Keep Your Library Relevant

You now have the tools you need to help patrons locate the
information they want, faster and easier than ever. With reference eBooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library, you can help your library remain relevant by adapting your reference collection to your patrons’ changing needs. It’s simple: Gale Virtual Reference Library combines the convenience of an online search engine with the accuracy and authority of our 50-year publishing legacy. Now you can fill your virtual shelves with electronic references covering a wide variety of topics and subjects — ranging from current events to classics and from Arts & Humanities to small business. Moreover, patrons can enjoy unlimited access to your collection anytime of day — not just during business hours — from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Gale Virtual Reference Library provides:

  • Easy access — no readers or special hardware required
  • No Check In/Check Out. No Late Returns. No Torn Pages
  • 24/7 remote access — from your library, the classroom, home, or anywhere with an Internet connection
  • Unlimited, simultaneous use
  • Citation generation
  • Fully cross-searchable with Gale periodical databases and resource centers

There are many eBook providers in the marketplace, but none provide the unique combination of content and usability that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers. Review this competitive comparison chart to see why our eBooks are second to none.


Please Note: While Gale strives to replicate print content, in a small number of cases, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.