Virginia Public Schools -
|Registration - Change Request Form | Program Contacts | Public School Product Access | Private School Product Access|
Click one of the below database titles to go directly to that database description or scroll down to find the database description you are looking for.
|Biography Resource Center||Business & Company Resource Center||Computer Database||Contemporary Literary Criticism Select|
|Expanded Academic ASAP||Gale Virtual Reference Library||General Reference Center Gold||Health & Wellness Resource Center|
|Health & Wellness Resource Center Alternative Health Module||InfoTrac Junior Edition||InfoTrac OneFile||InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy|
|InfoTrac Student Edition||Kids InfoBits||LegalTrac||Military & Intelligence Database|
|Professional Collection||What Do I Read Next?|
Biography Resource Center
This comprehensive online biographical reference database is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers. The Biography Resource Center contains more than 400,000 biographies on nearly 320,000 people from around the world and throughout history. It combines more than 130 frequently consulted Thomson Gale biographical databases with more than 265 full-text periodicals. Whether users want to learn about past and present noteworthy figures for their own personal benefit, or need a starting point for more in-depth research on a particular event, country or era, the information presented in Biography Resource Center makes it the first source to turn to for:
Business & Company Resource Center
The first of its kind, Business & Company Resource Center brings together a wide variety of global business information, enabling users to efficiently research business case studies, competitive intelligence, and career and investment opportunities.
Business & Company Resource Center has content ranging from over 4,000 business periodicals (including full-text and refereed titles) to consumer marketing data, corporate histories and chronologies, investment reports, press releases, stock quotes, company listings, product and brand information, suit and claim information, industry rankings, financial ratios, all organized in tabular navigation and all cross-indexed.
The database includes:
Whether your users are graduate students, business professionals or casual investors, this comprehensive database provides highly respected information sources, featuring Thomson Financial Securities Data content, with functions that allow for precise searching. This unique database offers access to:
Business & Company Resource Center is customizable with you choice of specialty modules - including the PROMT and Investext Plus modules -- to bring you the information you need most.
Back to Top
For researchers who need to keep pace with the fast changing world of high technology, Computer Database is their Internet- accessible reference solution. With Computer Database, library users can access today's most well read and influential periodicals on the computer, telecommunications and electronics industries -- all in one seamless search. Product reviews, industry status reports, company profiles and more are all integrated in this one self-service database. Researchers can easily search these combined resources and gain a richer, more complete perspective on the latest high-tech topics. Computer Database currently contains 654 indexed titles, of which 350are full text.
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
With Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, you have the benefits of online access to extensive biographical and critical information combined with subject-term accessibility and other powerful search options. And, with an integrated index that extends to every print volume in this expansive series, cross-referencing is a snap.
Users will find that Contemporary Literary Criticism Select offers many new advantages when accessing literary criticism information:
Contemporary Literary Criticism Select encompasses 600 significant authors and includes more than 266 major retrospective authors re-crafted from the series' earlier volumes. Updates occur two to three times per year.
A premier database for research in all the academic disciplines! Unparalleled in its depth and scope, this premier database offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration -- from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Combining indexing, abstracts, full text and images, Expanded Academic ASAP™ delivers answers for both the novice and the experienced researcher -- all in one seamless search. Subscribe to this comprehensive resource through InfoTrac®Web and your library gains 24-hour, remote access to the right academic sources through your preferred interface with the right technical configuration for your needs.
The scope and depth of
coverage in Expanded Academic ASAP™ will satisfy the broad spectrum of
students, faculty and graduate researchers who depend on your library for
answers every day. Balanced coverage is available through 5,555 indexed and
2,182 full-text titles in a wide variety of disciplines including: social
science journals, humanities journals, science and technology journals, national
news periodicals, general interest magazines, newswires, The New York Times and
many others. There are 2,060 refereed journals,
and 20 years of backfile coverage
are included with your subscription.
Back to Top
Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources 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.).
The reference titles offered by The Library of Virginia for public libraries and K12 schools include:
Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural American
Encyclopedia of American Industries (to release in December 2004)
The Gale Virtual Reference Library opens reference collections in a new way to libraries, patrons and students with the following:
24/7 remote access
No Checkout requirements or turnaways, multi-volume sets are always available
Circulation of reference content
Expanding selection of titles, add titles to your collection at your own pace
No Need for special hardware or an online reader
Back-up for print resources
Flexible and easy to browse, The Gale Virtual Reference Library offers:
About this book (a description and cover photo)
eBook table of content
In-line graphics and tables
Hyperlinks to related content within an eBook
Choose your content from a continuously growing content list. Develop your e-reference collection at our own pace based on your users’ needs and usage patterns. Thomson Gale will manage your collection, showing patrons only the eBooks you have purchased.
Reference Center - Gold
This resource center integrates a vast array of key business and general interest titles to fully answer your patrons' reference questions -- all in a single database. From national news magazines and encyclopedias to core business journals, General Reference Center GoldTM has the full-text and image resources students and researchers need. Available 24 hours a day via the Internet, this comprehensive reference database quickly delivers the answers to a wide variety of reference questions both at the library or from remote sites. And InfoTrac®'s powerful, intuitive interface makes it easy for users to search all of these different sources in one seamless process.
General Reference Center Gold™ features hyperlinks between and even within sources, providing point-and-click navigation to related topics and articles. For instance, you can click on highlighted works within a full-text article from The Columbia Encyclopedia and go right to related articles within the encyclopedia. Many articles also provide links to related sources outside of the current article: reference books, magazine and newspaper articles. General Reference Center Gold™ features a wide variety of general interest and business magazines and periodicals including:
A 20-year backfile is integrated and included with your subscription.
Back to Top
Wellness Resource Center
For researchers at all levels -- from general interest to graduate students and healthcare professionals -- a world of health information is now available in one user-friendly electronic resource. For one-stop access to authoritative health information with integrated access to medical, health and wellness information, turn to the Health & Wellness Resource Center, a specialized reference tool that offers a vast collection of authoritative medical information. Thomson Gale has added premium links to key health sites on the web – many of which are accessed only by subscription by the typical user, but would be provided free to Gale subscribers. Periodical coverage extends from 1980 to the present.
Health & Wellness Resource Center is certified by the HONcode (Health on the New Code of Conduct). HONCode is a self-regulating, voluntary certification system based on an “active seal” concept that aims to raise the quality of health care information available on the Web. The HONCode seal helps users identify sources of reliable information.
With a comprehensive list of health care topics and precision search and retrieval options, this database provides instant access in libraries and homes to the most carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. A single search gives users instant access to over 850 health and medical journals, 648 which are full text, approximately 800 pamphlets and 2,100 general interest publications, all coupled with a broad collection of many full text reference books, including:
Health & Wellness
Resource Center Alternative Health Module
Available 24 hours a day via the Internet, Health & Wellness Resource Center's Alternate Health Module provides a one stop, full-service resource for alternative and complimentary therapies. It provides a rich collection of books, journals, magazines and pamphlets for consumers and health care professionals.
This module displays additional information on alternative topics such as, herbal remedies, yoga, homeopathy, midwifery, chiropractic and more. This module is a nice compliment to Health & Wellness Resource Center.
Some of the references included in this module are:
Back to Top
Designed for junior high and middle school students, InfoTrac® Junior Edition features the titles most critical to their libraries and curriculum. With Junior Edition's diverse perspectives and strong full-text coverage, students will find the answers they need to all their general reference questions -- without lining up at your desk or waiting for titles out on loan. InfoTrac Junior Edition provides indexing and abstracts of 215 journals with 201 full text titles. Additionally, the database includes full text newspaper articles from the Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service, 300+ full color maps, and the following full text reference books:
This single electronic resource provides instant access to an unprecedented number of periodicals. Users rely on InfoTrac OneFile for instant access to periodical and news content and indexing from a variety of mainstream and specialized sources -- from The New York Times to refereed academic journals.
For researchers at all levels, periodical and news information is now available in one user-friendly electronic resource. InfoTrac OneFile includes 5,468 full-text titles; five newspaper indexes -- a total of more than 9,660 titles in all with 20 years of backfile coverage from 1980 to present; Gale Group support and training; and much more. InfoTrac OneFile puts approximately 25 million database records at your users' fingertips with a single search query. It includes:
InfoTrac OneFile features a fully updated, intuitive interface -- providing multiple pathways to key information. Its browser style format enables users to browse the latest news, review a set of subject areas, review and select a particular resource, or search across the entire database. With its time-tested InfoTrac search functionality, this essential resource is versatile and easy to use.
Back to Top
InfoTrac OneFile PLUS and Expanded Academic ASAP PLUS
Through a unique partnership between Thomson Gale and Ingenta, InfoTrac Web provides seamless access to electronic journals in a familiar, easy-to-use interface. The integrated collection allows searching and access to article summaries from more than 5,399 publications linked to the full text of 5,399 scholarly journals. Access to article summaries from the 5,399 publications is free of charge to customers of InfoTrac OneFile. This brings potential total journal count available via InfoTrac OneFile PLUS to over 15,000 titles. Full-text access is set by each of Ingenta’s 170 publishing partners, but typically institutions that subscribe can access the full text of their print publications for free. Non-subscribers can for the majority of articles, pay per view, choosing from electronic, fax or Ariel delivery.
Full integration with Ingenta is available within InfoTrac OneFile or Expanded Academic ASAP databases. The products are called “InfoTrac OneFile Plus” and “Expanded Academic ASAP Plus.” Total journal count available in InfoTrac OneFile PLUS is over 15,000 titles, and Expanded Academic ASAP PLUS is over 8,900 titles.
Religion & Philosophy
InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy features a custom selection of more than 250 magazines and academic journals covering religion and the related areas of philosophy, archaeology and anthropology. Use this database not only to study theological approaches to social issues, but also to learn about the impact that religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts and language. Coverage begins as early as 1980 for indexing and 1983 for full-text of some of the periodicals. With InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy, your research is focused to provide quick answers and reliable search results.
InfoTrac Student Edition
Designed for secondary school students, InfoTrac® Student Edition is the quick and easy way to do classroom assignments and get answers to general reference questions. Student Edition is comprised of a variety of full-text sources that include the leading magazines, newspapers and reference books that librarians prefer and students enjoy. InfoTrac Student Edition provides indexing and abstracting of 550 journals with full text of 424 titles. Additionally, the database includes more than 40,000 full text newspaper articles from the Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service and 300+ full color maps. In addition, indexing and full text is provided of the following reference books:
Back to Top
Kids InfoBits includes curriculum support references from Blackbirch Press, nearly 120 full-text age appropriate magazines and 2 newswires. Kids InfoBits is jam-packed with eye popping graphs, charts, maps and more than 3,000 searchable images.
Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine and reference content.
Kids InfoBits features:
Reference content in Kids InfoBits includes:
LegalTrac is a database that is designed to meet the needs of students, law school faculty, and legal researchers. LegalTrac provides indexing for 1,427 of the most highly regarded legal publications, 123 of which are full text. These include major law reviews, legal newspapers, law specialty publications, bar association journals, and international legal journals. Each title is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.
Military & Intelligence Database
The Military and Intelligence Database periodical list has been hand-selected by Gale editors to meet the content needs of libraries serving military personnel. Additionally, the product includes some basic reference materials that are updated annually: The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts. With more than 500 titles and more than 7 million articles (80% full-text), searchers are sure to find answers to their reference questions. And InfoTrac®'s powerful, intuitive interface makes it easy for users to mark, print, and e-mail results.
Military and Intelligence Database features hyperlinks between and even within sources, providing point-and-click navigation to related topics and articles. For instance, you can click on highlighted works within a full-text article from The Columbia Encyclopedia and go right to related articles within the encyclopedia. Many articles also provide links to related sources outside of the current article: reference books, magazine and newswire articles.
Professional Collection is a custom selection of more than 300 full-text journals for educators that is updated daily and provides 24 hour access from school or home. The Professional Collection offers balanced coverage for any professional educator:
What Do I Read
Powerful search functions and an easy-to-use interface make What Do I Read Next? the most powerful readers' advisory tool available today. Researchers of all ages will enjoy the expertise of specialists, critics and librarians to find the best examples of internationally known fiction and nonfiction.
Gale gives you and your users over 112,500 titles, more than 60,000 plot summaries, 562 awards titles, nearly 1,100 recommended reading lists and biographical information. Most books included in What Do I Read Next? must be an award-winner, a best seller or have appeared on a recommended reading list.
Genres include inspirational, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western and historical novels, general fiction, classic fiction and nonfiction. The user-friendly software includes custom, in-depth search options by title, author, subject, genre, locale and more.
This unique readers' advisory tool allows you to:
What Do I Read Next? Is updated on a biannual basis.
Back to Top