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Ebooks: Using Marx Library Ebooks with Ereaders: Gale Virtual Reference Library

Compatible Devices

Gale Virtual Reference Library ebooks are in pdf format and should work with all devices.

  1. Kindle
  2. Nook
  3. Sony eReader
  4. Kobo
  5. iPad
  6. Android

Gale Virtual Reference Library Collection

Basic Search

Use this search if you have one or two words or a basic concept, such as poetry, that you want to search. Choose Advanced Search if you need to combine several terms or if you need to narrow your search.

GVRL Basic Search

Advanced Searching

The GVRL Advanced Search allows you to combine terms using "and" and "or," search using different indexes (keyword, document title, Image caption, subject and isbn are just a few), limit your results to documents with images, limit by date, search by publication title, limt to a particular subject area, limit to a target audience, and limit to English only titles.

GVRL Advanced Search

Subject Guide Searching

If you don't have a very complex search to perform but still need a few limiters, try the Subject Guide Search.

Subject Guide Search

Results Screen

There are facets on the left side of the results screen that allow you to continue to refine your search further. You can also choose how to read the book chapter from this screen.

Results Screen

Individual Book Page

Clicking on the book chapter title gives you further options. You can:

  1. Preview the book chapter full text
  2. Listen to the book chapter
  3. Transfer the pdf to your ereader
  4. Save the chapter to a database folder

GVRL Book Page


The page for an individual book chapter provides a toolbar that gives you several options for dealing with the chapter text. You can:

  1. Print
  2. Email
  3. Download
  4. Save the citation for the book chapter in either MLA 7th edition or APA 6th edition formats
  5. Translate the text (available languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish)
  6. Listen to the audio
  7. Download the MP3
  8. Download the PDF directly to your ereader

GVRL Toolbar