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Database Help: Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)


Complete full text access to books on subjects ranging from encyclopedias and almanacs to specialized reference sources.

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Good to Know

  • Individual ebook articles can be downloaded to ereaders.
  • You can the ebook text read to you by pushing the "Listen" button while in Text view.
  • Set which language is used for menus, links and instructions from the language drop-down menu.
  • Integrated with Microsoft Office 365 products, like OneDrive, OneNote, Classroom.

Search Tips

  • Use an asterisk (*) at the end of the root of a word to find all variants: pilot* will find pilot, pilots, piloting, etc.
  • When two or more words are entered, the database will search for them as an exact phrase. If you wish to avoid this, place AND between the words.
  • Browse books by clicking on one of the subjects in the center of the page. Click on a title to view the book then chooseTable of Contents to access chapters of the book.
  • For help using and searching in the database, click on Help in the left corner of the screen.

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Joanne Evanoff
Hazy Library, Room 225