Reference & Research




Reference Books

Academic and public libraries, as well as government organisations and businesses rely on our reference materials to obtain reliable, authoritative information that is critical to their mission. Our reference books are published in print and digital format, under highly regarded imprints including Gale, Macmillan Reference USA and Charles Scribner’s Sons. We also source best selling reference books from other publishers and integrate them in our Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), a rich source of digital reference, available across an extensive range of topics from arts and biography to science and medicine.

Newspaper Archives

With over a decade's experience in digitising newspaper content, Gale Cengage Learning has brought to life the digital archives of some of the best-known and well-respected newspapers in the world, and made newspaper archives easier to access and browse than ever before. Key newspapers archive titles include The Times Digital Archive (1785 – 2006), The Economist Historical Archive (1843 – 2007) and recently launched  Financial Times Historical Archive (1888 - 2006). Further newspaper archives can be found in the ever popular 19th Century British Library Newspapers Collection. Offering sophisticated indexing and facsimile page reproduction, our historical newspaper archives serve a wide-range of teaching and research needs.

Historical Research

Members of the academic community from around the world have come to trust Gale’s collections for their historical research needs. From historical sources such as newspapers and periodicals to previously inaccessible primary source materials such as Incunabula, ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) and most recently the State Papers Online, Gale provides unparalleled access to historical research materials that have become a seminal part of the research process. Our digital collections span 500 years of history and a wide breadth of topics, including politics, society, business and leisure.

E-reference Books

Gale’s e-reference books provide anytime, anywhere access to thousands of titles through our Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. By harnessing the very latest in e-reference technology, GVRL provides access to a wide range of electronic reference content. The breadth of e-reference book coverage has made Gale the first stop for academics and business users from around the globe. Constantly updated, our selection of e-reference books represents one of the most trusted and authoritative research and reference resources available anywhere.