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ENGL 101 English Composition 1 (Chase): 1) Gale Virtual Reference Library

This guide was created to help you with research in Elaine Chase's English 101

Database features

Featured Database:
Gale Virtual Reference Library

General Description:

A database that houses a collection of concise and detailed digitized reference books - such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs - covering many disciplines.

Information Type Contained:

Electronic reference books, namely short, credible articles from specialized encyclopedias.

Useful Features:

Email articles, download/print articles, and creates MLA or APA citations for articles

Search Tools:

Search using basic keywords, or browse by subject. This database allows you to access topical articles from a wide range of books using an integrated search, as well as allowing you to search within entire encyclopedias.

Ideal for:

Finding short, detailed articles that contain factual background information on a number of topics. This is a great database to begin with, as you can find overviews, biographies, and general descriptions/definitions on a number of topics. It is great for helping you learn about a topic and gain new keywords.

A great alternative to using:

Wikipedia or general websites often linked through Google such as or

This database does not contain:

Magazine articles, newspaper articles, or journal articles.

Searching this database

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