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UMass Amherst Libraries

E-Books at UMass Amherst Library

Some Encyclopedias from GVRL

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GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY/GVRL

Description:  An aggregator/online publisher of encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks in all subject areas, from reference publishers like Sage, Macmillan, Oxford, and many more. Each title is listed in the catalog, and there is a link to the whole collection from the DB list. In the library catalog, Gale Virtual Reference Library is listed as Other Title, so search for ebooks and Gale to find them.

UMass holdings: around 480 titles.

Searching:
Find along with other books:

  • Five College Catalog (limit to UMass e-books here -- specify e-book in format). Click the e-book title, then Click for call number and availability, then click the online link.
  • WorldCat Local (be sure UMass owns it). Click the e-book title, then click the link.

Or search the GVRL database directly.

Printing/Downloading:
searchable as a whole or title by title. Any article can be downloaded as a pdf.

Special Features: Each article contains a persistent URL for linking to course pages.

 

Some Encyclopedias from GVRL