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Pierre, SD 57501

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

This class is provided by Gale. This class will be offered again if the time is not convenient. CEU’s are not available for this training. Please contact an Digital Resources Coordinator at the South Dakota State Library via email Email Link if you have any questions or want to discuss training options.

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Location: online
  • Audio: toll-free telephone or voice over ip (via computer speakers)

Now with a NEWLY ENHANCED interface and dynamic functionality, Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online resources electronic encyclopedias and specialized reference sources, also known as eBooks, for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

This web-based training event will provide participants with an in-depth overview of the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the general content available in the database
  • Construct and employ efficient search strategies for information retrieval
  • Use results lists to examine different types of documents
  • Examine navigational and search features of the user interface
  • Search for, identify, and manage documents found within the database
  • Differentiate between basic and advanced search modes
  • Recognize how to use bookmarks and marked items as a way to manage and organize information found within the database
  • Understand how to cross-search the eBooks with other databases in the library's collection.

Upcoming webinars are updated monthly.

Vendor Recorded Webinar: July 2016 URL Link to

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Dozens of reference books for all ages. Includes health, history, government, science, education, business, and more. More Information at Lib Guides
Category: Business, Educators & Librarians, Genealogy, General Research, Scholarly Research, Middle School, High School


David Bradford EMAIL
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Kathleen Slocum EMAIL
Continuing Education Coordinator
605-773-3131, Option 5, 2

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