With the help of extensive customer feedback and market research, we've updated the Gale Virtual Reference Library interface to make it even better! GVRL has long been acclaimed as an ideal eReference platform for libraries and their patrons, so we've kept all the features that made it so popular and simply added the extra things you told us you wanted.

New features and functionalities include:

  • Eye-catching book covers to engage users
  • An interactive online book experience with two-page view and page flipper
  • An improved page layout providing a more intuitive reading experience
  • An improved search algorithm returning the most relevant results for any keyword
  • Keyword-in-context feature previewing the text surrounding the search term
  • A built-in search assist feature that suggests search terms as you type
  • The ability to toggle between HTML and PDF display
  • The ability to download material to eReaders.

Other key features include:

  • The ability to select and purchase any title from a growing list of over 7,000
  • Cross-search and browse within your collection and across a series
  • Search results displayed by article/chapter
  • User interface available in 34 languages
  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology in 19 languages
  • On-demand machine-aided content translations into 14 languages
  • Unlimited and simultaneous circulation of your eReference collection. 


Your Next Steps

We've put together a short online product preview if you'd like to see more of the new features. Watch this here.


This new upgrade is freely available to existing GVRL customers. If you'd like to be migrated straight away, email us at [email protected] quoting the link used when you access your Gale Products. Alternatively, contact us for a quote, or if you'd like a free trial.

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