March 11, 2010

Read an E-Book Week: Gale Virtual Reference Library

One of the great sources of research ebooks that the Troy Library provides is the Gale Virtual Reference Library. This collection contains titles that cover many different areas, including business, literature, and social science. Some key titles include all 16 volumes of the Business Plans Handbook, Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, and multiple volumes of both Children’s Literature Review and Something About the Author. The content is displayed in HTML format, with an option to view the original page as a PDF. All of the content found in Gale Virtual Reference Library ebooks is the exact same content as found in printed editions.

Articles in Gale Virtual Reference Library ebooks can be printed. They can be emailed. There is also an option to listen to the article, or to download the article as an MP3 so that you can listen to it later.

If you want to try out Gale Virtual Reference Library, just enter a search term in the box at the top of this article. You will need a valid Troy Library card. To access it from our website head to, click on eResources, and then click on Encyclopedias and Reference. Finally, select Gale Virtual Reference Library from the list.

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