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How to Use Gale Virtual Reference Library: Organizing Your Research

Cite Your Sources Accurately

It's important to cite your sources accurately. GVRL can help - each book chapter and article on the site includes "Citation Tools" link. Select the option, and you will see a new window with a preformatted citation, in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Click Select to copy the preferred format. 

Organize Your Research

Download, Email, or Print the Article

Under the Tools Menu you can:

  • Use the "Download" button that appears on the book selection to download that section.
  • Use the "Print" button to print the selection directly from the screen or you can download the article as a PDF, then use the print icon in the Adobe Acrobat Reader to print.
  • Use the "Email" to email the document. You can choose Full text, Citation or PDF when emailing the chapter.


(You can also send directly to your Google Drive or One Drive. You will need to sign-in to Google or Microsoft to use this option.)

Contact Your Librarian

Please contact the Library at 760-245-4271, ext. 2262, if you have any questions or experience any problems with the Library Databases.

Or email the Systems Librarian at