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Education and Research Unit: Gale Virtual Reference Library

GVRL Online Resources

User Guide


Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks can function just like a printed book or a database — it’s up to the user! 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