Gale databases

The library subscribes to a range of online resources to help inform and entertain you, and as a member of the library, you can access them all for FREE! 

Click on the icon below for the database that you want to search and follow the prompts to log in using your library card number.

Gale Books and Authors

Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship 

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

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Gale Business: Plan Builder

Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

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Gale Health and Wellness

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

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Gale In Context: Biography

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

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Gale In Context: Global Issues

Analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

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Gale In Context: Science 

Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

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Gale In Context: World History  

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

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Gale Interactive: Science  

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
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Gale Literature Resource Centre

Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
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Gale OneFile: News

Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers

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National Geographic Virtual Library

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.

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National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Use this separate link children’s dedicated computers.

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These Database resources are available to Bega Valley Shire Library members for free from home and in the Library. Please enter your library card number for access when prompted.

Are you carrying out reserach or need to search broadly on a topic? Visit the Gale Power Search Platform to search across a range of databases!

If you need help, ask one of our Library Officers for more information.