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Gale Cengage Learning


Business Collection

Business Collection provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

Business Economics and Theory Collection

With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Business Insights: Global

Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Career Transitions

Career Transitions provides immediate help for job seekers navigating the new economy.

Communications and Mass Media Collection

Brings together information found in more than 400 journals on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

Demographics Now

DemographicsNow is an online subscription resource that provides users with access to robust and highly detailed U.S. demographic data. It is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight when opening a business, finding an untapped audience for products/services, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.

Demographics Now: Business & People

The basic DemographicsNow includes demographics data, tools, maps, and 2010 Census data files, while the more expansive DemographicsNow: Business & People couples the basic product with business and residential data and reports.

The Economist Historical Archive

For more than 164 years, The Economist has reported on the world’s political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them and has appealed to the world’s elite for its economic and political analysis.

Small Business Collection

Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories.

Small Business Resource Center

Created by subject experts and a librarian advisory board, Small Business Resource Center covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

Criminal Justice & Legal

Criminal Justice Collection

The Criminal Justice Collection informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.


LegalTrac indexes more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text. Endorsed by the American Association of Law Libraries, its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of LegalTrac.


Gale LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents in many legal subject areas including: bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporate, LLC, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, and last will.


Educator's Reference Complete

Educator’s Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty — such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing.

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

Testing & Education Reference Center provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more.

General Reference

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects with peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world’s leading journals.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic ASAP integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and now includes vocational/technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for curriculum-oriented collections.

General OneFile

General OneFile is Gale’s largest general-interest database, with more than 8,000 titles, many of which are recommended by Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries. We’ve included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource’s robust collection of magazines and journals.

Information Science and Library Issues Collection

Provides access to periodical content covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more.

Student Resources in Context

Student Resources In Context provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of academic skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation.

Gale Ready Reference Shelf

Gale’s Ready Reference Shelf incorporates Gale’s most popular general reference directories. Users can access more than 355,500 entries for associations, research centers, publishers, publications (ranging from newspapers and newsletters to periodicals and directories), databases, television and radio stations and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

LIRN's subscription to Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers more than 2,800 eBooks from industry-leading publishers for every discipline.

Gale Researcher

Gale Researcher: Criminal Justice

An introductory Criminal Justice course provides students with an overview of the system of criminal justice operated in the United States today. Students learn to identify what constitutes a “crime,” how society responds to it, how we explain crime, and how criminals have changed over time.

Gale Researcher: Economics

Many students majoring in economics build on the foundation of one or two introductory courses in the principles of economics to learn about the ideas developed by economists and to investigate current issues. Some degree programs for related disciplines require introductory economics to be taken as a foundational course.

Gale Researcher: Literature, American

Gale Researcher introduces students to the scope of American Literature from the Puritan tradition and Colonial period to the present day, which aligns with survey courses and provides a balance of chronological consideration with genre-themed collections.

Gale Researcher: Literature, British

Gale Researcher introduces students to the scope of British literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. It focuses on the breadth of literature produced and emphasizes the most important writers in each period, including such well-known figures as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and Dickens.

Gale Researcher: Philosophy

Focused around central themes such as politics and society, democracy and law, religion, the development of science, ethics, the meaning of life, and many other themes, Gale Researcher provides an accessible guide for undergraduates that is thorough, balanced, rigorous, and historically informed.

Gale Researcher: Political Science

Gale Researcher introduces students to the perspectives, tools, and methods used by political scientists to explore the processes, systems, and political dynamics of American government and politics. Articles help students understand the role of money, interest groups, political parties, citizens, and the media in U.S. politics.

Gale Researcher: Psychology

Gale Researcher provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about specific and important aspects of psychology from experts in the field: critical thinking, inter- and intra-personal management, behavioral sensitivity, data and interpretation, and understanding the process of learning, memory formation.

Gale Researcher: Sociology

Students of Sociology gain insights that help them live and work effectively in an ever-changing global society. They learn to talk about the role that the institutions of family, religion, education, and culture play in society. They understand how equality, gender, race, age, and a multitude of other aspects of society influence behavior.

Gale Researcher: US History

Gale Researcher covers the colonial era and the American Revolution, and goes on to explore the profound social, cultural, economic, and political developments unleashed by American modernization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Gale Researcher: Western Civilization

Get the most World History coverage when you subscribe to both World History and Western Civilization. Aligns to Western Civilization and European portions of World History courses.

Gale Researcher: World History

Gale Researcher highlights key figures alongside the cultural, scientific, political, and economic movements that led to the increased global interaction of nations and peoples; and provides a chronological account that focuses on how these interactions manifested themselves through conflict and cooperation among nations.

Health & Medical

Gale Nursing and Allied Health Collection

With a strong emphasis on full text titles cited in CINAHL and over 10 million articles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will help nursing professionals already working in the field, as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Gale Interative: Human Anatomy

Engaging, interactive models bring science to life, allowing students to better visualize and understand human anatomy, supporting university coursework. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding.

Health and Wellness Resource Center (including Alternative Health)

Health And Wellness Resource Center With Alternative Health Module provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices.

Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic contains more than 2,500 embargo-free, full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Offer a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more with access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.

Psychology Collection

Psychology Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind. The database offers content of interest to both researchers and general users.


Biography In Context

Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 700,000 biographies of more than 500,000 people gathered from more than 170 award-winning Gale reference sources.

U.S. History In Context

U.S. History In Context delivers the best titles from Macmillan, Scribner, and other world-class sources. Students will find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

War and Terrorism Collection

Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in the War and Terrorism Collection will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This collection is comprised of more than 200 subject-appropriate, full-text periodicals that are updated daily.

World History In Context

World History In Context reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner.

International Studies


CPI.Q, the award-winning electronic version of the Canadian Periodical Index, provides more than 700 full text Canadian periodicals, a bilingual interface, indexing from 1980 forward, full-text articles from 1983 forward, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s weekly magazine, and even Canadian travel handbooks from Fodor’s.

Canada in Context

Canada In Context supports coursework on a nation and its influence on the world, spanning the North American continent to deliver a full range of country-specific topics (including First Nations and the government of Canada) as well as information on technology, sports, industry, and more delivered from a Canadian perspective.

Informe Académico

Meeting the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish and Portuguese language scholarly journals and magazines, Informe Académico provides quality reference material — not simply translations of English-language materials — allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.

Literature & Language

Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.


Covering Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Spanish Speakers, ESL for Mandarin Speakers, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Korean, language learners get more out of the language they study: fluency through immersion, more appreciation of a people and their culture, and more ways to engage with the language.

Scribners Writers Series

The new Scribner Writers Online provides your users with immediate access to esteemed Scribner literature content, including: American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection, and the World and Genre Writers Collection.

Twayne's Authors Online

Twayne’s Authors Online includes approximately 600 entries combined from: U.S. Authors Series — Classic, World Authors Series — Classic, English Authors Series — Classic, plus, 300 newly digitized works from: The Masterworks Series, Short Fiction Series, U.S. Authors, World Authors. and British Authors Updated Editions.


Gale Newsvault

Gale NewsVault provides access to 15 million digitized facsimile pages spanning more than 400 years, cross-searching Gale’s historical newspaper collections of The Times Digital Archive, 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, Financial Times Historical Archive, The Economist Historical Archive, and many more.

InfoTrac Newsstand

This full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.

Science & Technology

Agriculture Collection

With strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 600 journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields. In addition, more than 30 Delmar titles provide in-depth coverage on a variety of agriculture-related topics.

Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive

Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive brings together the full history of both of these premiere magazines, over 40 years of in-depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics and unique insights into innovation, history, science, technology, the arts, and culture.

Computer Database

Computer Database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

The Environmental Studies & Policy Collection covers over 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.

Gale Interative: Chemistry

Engaging, interactive models bring science to life, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry, supporting university coursework. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content for further understanding.

Gale Interative: Science

Engaging, interactive models bring science to life, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, supporting high school curricula and university coursework. Students and instructors can manipulate and explore 3D models that are paired with reference and periodical content.

General Science Collection

With the General Science Collection, researchers can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.


GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) offers authoritative reference content in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources.

National Geographic Virtual Library

With comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photographs and maps, National Geographic magazine documents life on our planet and beyond, and interprets the world’s sweeping changes through the lens of personal experience.

Science In Context

Science In Context integrates content from Gale reference sets (Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute, and Macmillan Science Library), as well as topic overviews, biographies, periodical articles from noted publications, images and videos, detailed experiments from Experiment Central, biographies, and dictionaries.

Smithsonian Collections Online

Delve into the riches of the Smithsonian, one of our country’s landmark research institutions, in this series of collections from its vast archives. This interdisciplinary, cross-curricular archive engages patrons who are pursuing general topical information or developing deeper knowledge in a specific subject area.

Social Science

Diversity Studies Collection

Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

Fine Arts and Music Collection

Periodical database for serious students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Gender Studies Collection

Gender Studies Collection provides balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context focuses on broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, as well as more specific events and topics in the news that are related to these broader issues.

Military and Intelligence Database Collection

Military and Intelligence Database Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context delivers a range of perspectives on important issues. Users find a remarkable compilation of proven reference content — including the award-winning Opposing Viewpoints series from Greenhaven Press — integrated with the best multimedia available today.

Popular Culture Collection

Popular Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. The database offers useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection features a selection of more than 200 magazines and academic journals — everything from Anglican Journal to Zygon — covering religion and the related areas of philosophy and anthropology.


ChiltonLibrary represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Culinary Arts Collection

The Culinary Arts Collection offers a smorgasbord of information — more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.

Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection

Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles from Delmar, including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more.

Home Improvement Collection

The Home Improvement Collection puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.

Insurance & Liability Collection

Protection of assets — physical or intellectual — is a concern for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. The Insurance & Liability Collection connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals.

Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Collection

This collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism; it offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Vocations & Careers Collection

Offering hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals, Vocations and Careers Collection provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career.

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