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Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionaryprovides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience discusses the history of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes memoirs, letters, family histories, newspapers, oral histories, and city directories, providing historical evidence to help understand and interpret past events. For high school and college students, as well as general readers.This link opens in a new tab.  Some Full Text Images  PadlockGale

American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

American Eras: Primary Sources on the Reform Era and the Development of the Eastern United States includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

American Eras: Primary Sources on the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

American Men & Women of Science, 32nd edition, profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.
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Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-the present. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

Body Systems covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Cities of the United States provides information on America’s top cities–those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Consumer Health Care focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and the individual’s experience with it. Entries cover topics related to the current state of health insurance, the various kinds (including government programs like Medicare and Medicaid) and methods of its delivery, as well as the history of insurance and the evolution of our current for-profit system. Healthcare legislation and reform is also discussed.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Contemporary Authors Online provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on all of the more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series. Updated monthly, Contemporary Authors allows users to search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, subject/genre, personal and career information, awards and honors, and more.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

Countries and Their Cultures presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country’s shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Countries of the World and Their Leaders covers nearly 200 countries and is filled with background reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover geography, history, government and political conditions, economy, and state of relations with the United States.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series – all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.  This link opens in a new tab.Full TextImagesPadlockGale

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world’s first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).
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Encyclopedia of Drugs Alcohol & Addictive Behavior explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World looks at Islam’s role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion’s history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Encyclopedia of Latin American History & Culture provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Encyclopedia of Science Technology & Ethics considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Fashion, Costume, and Culture through the Ages provides facts and information about the cultural, religious and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding and other types of fashion or style is examined. Additionally, entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals or practices it relates to, as well as its significance to society or culture. Entries follow a standardized format to ensure that students can easily do comparisons. Arranged chronologically, each era, century or decade begins with a short synopsis of the historical highlights. The four main topics areas including: Clothing, Footwear, Hairstyles and headgear, and Body decoration.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images Padlock Gale

Gale Directory Library provides state-of-the-art functionality to perform a range of data searching, sorting and exporting. Users can access data from a single directory, or cross-search multiple directories.
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale’s premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. No other publisher offers this unmatched combination of uniquely rich literary content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing – all enriched by features and design that breathes new life into the study of literature. As Gale makes additional Literary Resources available through Gale Literary Sources, and if your library has access to these products, they will be automatically added to the Gale Literary Sources experience upon release. This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

Gale Virtual Reference Library provides full-text access to: Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience, American Civil War Reference Library, American Eras: Primary Sources on the Reform Era and the Development of the Eastern United States , American Eras: Primary Sources on the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history , American Men & Women of Science, 32nd edition, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, Body Systems, Cities of the United States, Consumer Health Care, Countries and Their Cultures, Countries of the World and Their Leaders, Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, Encyclopedia of Drugs Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, Encyclopedia of Latin American History & Culture, Encyclopedia of Science Technology & Ethics, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Manufacturing & Distribution USA, , Poetry for Students, Real-Life Math, Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, Complete Health Resource, Golden Movie Retriever , Who’s Who Among African Americans, Encyclopedia of Religious Practices and The Writers Directory.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

General Reference Center database integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center to find articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images. Find articles on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images Padlock Gale

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library examines the causes of the collapse; the impact of unemployment and under-employment; the sinking confidence of people throughout the world; the disorder in Germany after World War I that led to the rise of Adolf Hitler; and many other dimensions of this global calamity. Special attention is paid to the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s domestic reform program.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images PadlockGale

Health & Wellness Resource Center indexes professional and general interest periodicals to offer articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMO’s Prescription Drugs, and more.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images Padlock   Gale

Health Reference Center Academic is a multi-source database that provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.  This link opens in a new tab.Some Full Text Images Padlock   Gale

Literary Index is a master index to the major print literature series published by The Gale Group. It combines and cross references more than 130,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and more than 140,000 titles into one source. Use this index to locate biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings. This link opens in a new tab.Some Full Text Images Padlock   Gale

Literature Criticism brings together the most acclaimed literary series from Gale: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism,and Children’s Literature Review. This link opens in a new tab.Some Full Text Images Padlock   Gale

Manufacturing & Distribution USA presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Newsmakers provides timely and informative profiles of the world’s most interesting people.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Poetry for Students features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
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Real-Life Math provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

UXL Complete Health Resource covers the causes symptoms, diagnoses, tests, treatments and prognoses of health problems; the main systems of the human body, including the circulatory system, the endocrine system, special senses and much more; and a detailed examination of nutrition, and medical and mental health issues.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

VideoHound’s Golden Movie Retriever reviews movies that are available on DVD or tape. Each entry includes title, alternate title, one-to four-bone rating, year released, MPAA rating, brief review, length, format, country of origin, cast, technical personnel, awards and made-for-television/cable/video designations.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Who’s Who Among African Americans provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale

The Writers Directory features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.  This link opens in a new tab. Some Full Text Images  Padlock Gale