Gale eBooks

When using the Advanced Search in Gale eBooks database, enter the search term in the keyword field. Gale eBooks is a tertiary source for obtaining background information. Prof. Curran advises against citing tertiary sources in your research. Consulting is encouraged. 


GVRL Search



GVRL Search

GVRL results

 Pay attention to the titles of the encyclopedias when using this database. They will show you a bit about the content of the articles. 


To learn more about search strategies using:

  • Truncation (e.g., symbol*)
  • Boolean Operators (e.g., and, or, not)
  • Keyword vs Subject

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Selected e-Encyclopedia


Search multiple databasesincludes magazines, journal articles, reference books, biographies, primary documents, and images from 1975 on.

EBSCO sample search





EBSCO search

Once you get the results, be sure to limit your search by selecting the Full Text and Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals features. You may also adjust the Publication Date if desired.

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