New and Updated Resources from Gale

Aug 26, 2003

Gale has announced a variety of new and updated resources including: community enewsletters; Eighteenth Century Collections Online; e-Reference; a Testing and Education Reference Center; digital archives; the Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; and the Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health.

Gale is introducing six community enewsletters in an effort to provide librarians, teachers, and information professionals relevant, current information to help them excel in their workplace. Each bi-monthly enewsletter includes articles, reviews, and guest authors and covers a specific topic: Business, Government, History & Biography, Literature, Health & Science, and Spanish.  To subscribe to any of the Gale enewsletters, go to

The Eighteenth Century Collections online makes available online for the first time, in one resource, more than 150,000 printed works. It is designed to offer every significant English-language and foreign language title published in the United Kingdom between 1701 and 1800, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. Register for a 30-day free trial, sign up for informative emails, view interactive demonstrations and more

Coming in November, Gale's references will be available in an ebook format. Gale Virtual Reference Library is designed to offer more than 85 reference sources and allow your library to provide 24/7 remote access to encyclopedias, almanacs, series and more.  It's online, cross-searchable reference does not require special hardware or an online reader.

The Testing and Education Reference Center, a content collaboration, published by Gale with information from Peterson's, is designed for library users who are preparing to take entrance exams or certification and licensing tests as well as those who are seeking information on private high schools, undergraduate, and graduate programs. This database contains information about institutions of advanced learning as well as interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations (SAT, GMAT, GED, and others).

Gale's Digital Archives offer a one-time purchase price for Gale proprietary archival content. Archival content is available from: Associations Unlimited, Biography Resource Center, Contemporary Authors, Ward's Business Directory, and others. After the initial archival purchase, annual updates are available.  

The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders is intended to provide information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

The Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health is designed so that students and professionals in nursing homes and health-related fields can quickly locate basic information. The Encyclopedia covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, medical lab technology, emergency medical technology, dental assistance, pharmacology, and nutrition.