Gale Circle of Literature - The Never-Ending Story

50 years of publishing

Welcome to Gale's extensive online literature programme, supported by 50 years of publishing experience and a 200 strong team of literature editors. The foundation of the online programme is hundreds of volumes of award-winning Gale multi-volume refererence published over many years and acclaimed for its accuracy, currency and scholarship. The programme is enhanced by hundreds of licensed academic journals, trade publications, newspapers and multi media - giving students and researchers the edge in their literature research.

Circle of Literature

Gale is building the definitive suite of literature products for your library that covers your literature researchers every need including: primary sources like rare manuscripts and historical newspapers; in-depth biographies of authors, film-makers and artists; current academic literature criticism; and thousands of full-text works from ancient to modern times. This is The Circle of Literature because we understand how all these materials studied in conjunction with one another answer the needs of the literature curriculum.

The Never-Ending Story

The Circle of Literature is a never ending story of new products and added cross-searchability. The choice is yours whether you want to:
  • offer your users the option to cross-search databases in the Literature Resources from Gale environment - Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, MLA International Bibliography or eBooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • conserve shelf-space and increase usage to literary criticism series by migrating to their new online versions - Something About the Author Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, Literature Criticism Online
  • offer researchers the best in primary sources - thousands of handwritten drafts of great British writers across 200 years in British Literary Manuscripts Online  or more than 100 years of play reviews, books reviews and film reviews in TLS Historical Archive, 1902-2005


Your library has the option to subscribe to any of the above databases. The choice is yours.

Gale Literary Sources provides workflow tools and features that are brand new to your Gale Literature Collections – term clusters, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, interface translation, along with an easier and more dynamic search.