Gale Research Guide
Below is a list of our available Gale Resources databases.
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Resource Available in Powersearch Audience Brief Description Academic OneFile Yes College & Professional Largest collection of academic, scholarly periodicals. Includes multimedia and some reference. Biography In Context Yes Middle School + Biographies, periodicals, multimedia and more for over 350,000 people. Educator's Reference Complete Yes College & Professional Education journals, reports and reference sources for teachers, school administrators, librarians, and parents. Expanded Academic ASAP Yes High School + A collection of scholarly journals. The content here can also be found in Academic OneFile but this smaller collection is a good fit for high school students. General OneFile Yes High School + Largest collection of periodicals for a general audience; also includes multimedia and some ready reference. Global Issues in Context Yes Middle School + Global viewpoints, reference, periodicals, and multimedia for what’s happening in the world today and why. Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health module Middle School + Consumer health focused medical encyclopedias, drug encyclopedias, magazines, videos and more. Health Reference Center Academic Yes College & Professional Scholarly and academic health periodicals and multimedia. InfoTrac Newsstand Yes Middle School + Provides access to full-text newspapers from across the U.S. and around the world. InfoTrac Student Edition Yes High School A collection of magazines and journals for high school students. Consider Expanded Academic ASAP for AP courses. Kids InfoBits Elementary School Reference, periodicals, images for grades K-5. Literature Resource Center High School + Literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, work overviews, literary journals, and multimedia. The New York Times Yes Middle School + Full text of The New York Times back to 1985. The NYT appears in several resources but it’s useful to have the paper available on its own here. Research In Context Middle School A multi-curricular collection of reference, periodicals, multimedia and more aimed at middle school curriculum and readers. Science In Context Yes Middle School + Authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience for the science researcher. Small Business Resource Center High School + Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. U.S. History In Context Yes Middle School + Large collection of reference works, magazines/journals, primary documents, multimedia, maps and more focused on U.S. history. World History In Context Yes Middle School + Large collection of reference works, magazines/journals, primary documents, multimedia, maps and more focused on World history.
Content found elsewhere
The resources below are subject or audience focused collections that have their majority of content available in larger Gale resources (known as InfoTrac Collections). This doesn’t mean these resources can’t be useful. They offer an opportunity for searching a smaller collection with sources focused on a particular subject like culinary arts or library studies. A handful have a small number of unique sources (noted).
Product Some unique content Brief description Content found in Agriculture Collection Yes With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of more than 450 titles is focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture. In addition, over 20 Delmar reference titles provide in-depth coverage on a variety of agricultural related topics. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Business Collection Business Collection provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Business Economics and Theory 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, with more than 450 active, full-text journals to support their research and regular feeds of videos from Forbes.com that contain business news coverage and interviews with CEO’s and entrepreneurs. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Communications and Mass Media Collection A custom collection of more than 300 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Criminal Justice Collection Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users will have access to over 700 journals. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Culinary Arts Collection Yes The Culinary Arts Collection includes over 200 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Diversity Studies Collection A must-have for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, this collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. This set includes 250 journals. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Environmental Studies and Policy Collection Yes A collection of over 700 journals and 6 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Fine Arts and Music Collection With more than 250 full-text magazines and journals covered in databases such as the Wilson Art Index and RILM, this collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection Yes A collection of more than 100 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture, with the addition of over 20 subject specific reference sources from Delmar, this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Gender Studies Collection This collection of journals aims to provide balanced coverage of this significant aspect of our culture, covering such topics as gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and many more. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile General Science Collection A collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Home Improvement Collection Yes This collection of more than 200 home-improvement focused titles covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more will meet the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection Yes This collection of more than 500 journals, nearly 400 travel guides and 29 subject specific Delmar reference titles provide well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Information Science and Library Issues Collection Comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals, this collection provides current and accurate information for the information professional. Coverage includes such topics as data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Insurance & Liability Collection This collection targeted towards individual property owners to multinational corporations, comprises nearly 40 journals that take a broad view of the insurance and liability industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Military and Intelligence Database A collection of over 400 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Nursing & Allied Health Collection This collection comes to the rescue of nursing students, physician’s assistant students, and researchers in allied health fields who are looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment, and management of all sorts of patients. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection This collection includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Pop Culture Collection Pop Culture – it’s around us and influences our lives every day. This collection provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Popular Magazines Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries". Academic/General OneFile Psychology Collection This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes over time. Researchers will have access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Religion and Philosophy Collection This collection provides coverage of different religions, philosophies and how they impact our daily lives, 250 subject specific full-text periodicals are included. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Small Business Collection Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find 250 subject appropriate full-text periodicals. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile U.S. History Collection This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both current thought and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile Vocations and Careers Collection Providing content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile War and Terrorism Collection A definitive collection of 100 subject specific full-text periodicals for students of history, social science and current events, that provides insight into conflicts and their multiple causes. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile World History Collection This collection of journals provides balanced coverage of both the current thought and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field; useful both to the novice historian and to the advanced academic researcher. Primarily periodicals. Academic/General OneFile