Thomson Gale expands Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "Thomson Gale expands Gale Virtual Reference Library", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 6.



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Thomson Gale expands Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thomson Gale has added more new content to its Gale Virtual Reference Library platform, which now offers 155 eBooks available for collection building. The additional Thomson Gale titles are: U*X*L Encyclopedia of Science, U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Biography, American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Harlem Renaissance, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, Contemporary Theatre, Film, and TV (volume 55).

Also included are two titles from noted publisher John Wiley & Sons: Encyclopedia of Aquaculture and Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a platform that works like a standard database and allows librarians to create a customized online reference collection that is available to patrons remotely24/7. Included in the Gale Virtual Reference Library are many acclaimed encyclopaedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research with cross-searching capability.

Gale Virtual Reference Library makes access to and use of reference content fluid, placing collection development choices for e-reference entirely in the hands of librarians. It is the kind of service that makes life easier for the librarians and their patrons.

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