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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Did you notice that our reference collection is getting smaller and smaller?  Well it is actually getting bigger and bigger… just in a different format.  The Haverhill Public Library is now offering you a wide variety of electronic resources to respond to your most important questions.  One of them is the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eBook reference titles on a diversity of subjects such as  Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environmental Studies, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science and Social Sciences.

A database of eBooks means that you have access to the book itself in electronic format, complete with downloadable full text and images that you can search, view, print or email from a computer or any smart device.

If you think this is not enough to replace our physical collection, the Gale Virtual Reference Library also offers you the option to translate the text in many languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Italian, Russian and more).  The system will generate a translation of the current document and display the translated text in a separate browser window.  Reading the translated text is not enough for you?  How about listening to it in the language of your choice and downloading it as a MP3 format?

Still want more? This new reference option is available to you 24/7 from the comfort of your home, or on library hours if you access it from one of our computers.

You can find the Gale Virtual Reference Library on our website.  Under the “Information” tab, click “Electronic Resources”, and look under the subject “General Research”.  And while you are there, why not explore other electronic databases.

Any question?  Ask a librarian, 978-373-1586, x608.

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