New Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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Finding Information

Searching Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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Gale Virtual Reference Library 's unprecedented functionality empowers you and your patrons to build and search reference collections as never before. Using tools like our SubCollection Manager and InfoMarks, you can create multiple access points to any set of content you like – thereby significantly increasing usage of your electronic reference collection. For example, your patrons can access specific titles through your OPAC, directly from the Table of Contents or from the Index page of a specific eBook.


Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks can function just like a printed book or a database — it’s up to the user! No special hardware or reader is needed when accessing Gale eBooks. Patrons can browse a title’s table of contents or the index or a list of illustrations to locate the desired information. However, our e-reference titles also provide patrons with basic search functionality that is simple to use — they can find terms through a keyword search, by article title or within the title of the source. For a more advanced search, Gale Virtual Reference Library supports searches that combine criteria by:

  • Title
  • Keyword
  • Image captions
  • Full text
  • Source titles
  • ISBN


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The user experience includes, but is not limited to:
  • Navigating a list of subjects and eBooks from the Home Page
  • Viewing an eBook without performing a search
  • Exporting citations(EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager)
  • Generating citations (APA, MLA, tagged format)
  • Downloading entries
  • Generating InfoMarks
  • Selecting text or icons for results display