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Module 4: Using Gale Virtual Reference
This tutorial introduces students to the Gale Virtual
Reference Library database, covering doing a basic search, refining
that search, and options and limiters available to complete the
first step in the research process. To successfully complete this
tutorial, a student will score at least 8 out of 10 on the quiz
at the end.
Approximate time to complete: 30
Upon completing this tutorial, students will be able to:
define what Gale Virtual Reference Library is
identify how Gale Virtual Reference Library
fits into the research process
construct a search using truncation, Boolean operators, and/or
locate information about a specific title within the collection
identify the difference between a keyword and a document title
Relevant ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards
for Higher Education:
2. The information literate student accesses
needed information effectively and efficiently.
2.2.d. Constructs a search strategy using appropriate
commands for the information retrieval system selected (e.g.
Boolean operators, truncation, and proximity for search engines;
internal organizers such as indexes for books.)
2.2.e. Implements the search strategy in various information
retrieval systems using different user interfaces and search engines,
with different command languages, protocols, and search parameters.