January 25th, 2008

Find Background Information in the Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Capella Library recently added a second reference resource to the Databases A-Z list: the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Gale Virtual Reference

In Gale you’ll find 14 reference works that you can either search or browse for background information. Here are the new titles:

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography
  • International Directory of Business Biographies
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance
  • Encyclopedia of Management
  • A Financial History of Modern U.S. Corporate Scandals: From Enron to Reform
  • Encyclopedia of Education
  • Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Encyclopedia of Public Health
  • Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
  • Encyclopedia of Aging
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice
  • Encyclopedia of School Psychology
  • Psychologists and Their Theories for Students
  • Encyclopedia of Information Ethics and Security

Why would you look for background information?

You may find that you have to research a topic that you don’t know much about. Reading a short encyclopedia entry can help you understand the topic, identify major theorists, and develop a list of keywords to use in a search for scholarly articles. Gale Virtual Reference is also a great resource for biographical information.

Don’t find the background information you need in Gale? There are even more resources in Credo Reference. Think of them as two digital reference shelves.

-Erin

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