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Gale has released experience and design changes across its resources. The library's Gale databases subscriptions now have enhanced user experiences and modified database names.

The enhanced user experience includes:

  • The homepage provides a simplified and unified design across Gale products.
  • The search page provides a streamlined presentation of search results and emphasizes key pieces of information. Related searches and other “smart” tools deliver new methods of search and discovery.
  • The document page provides tools that are easily accessible in a “sticky” toolbar. The explorer panel groups supplemental resources for quick access, and the modern design provides an intuitive experience.

Help with the name changes:

Previous: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Now: Gale eBooks
Listed on the Library's Website as:
eBooks (Gale) (formerly Virtual Reference Library)

Previous: Biography in Context
Now: Gale In Context: Biography
Listed on the Library's Website as:
Biography (Gale In Context)

Previous: Gale Literary Sources
Now: Gale Literature
Listed on the Library's Website as:
Literature (Gale) (formerly Gale Literary Sources)

Previous: Literature Criticism Online
Now: Gale Literature Criticism
Listed on the Library's Website as:
Literature Criticism (Gale)

Previous: Literature Resource Center
Now: Gale Literature Resource Center
Listed on the Library's Website as:
Literature Resource Center (Gale)

Previous: Scribner Writer Series
Now: Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series
Listed on the Library's Website as:
Scribner Writer Series (Gale Literature)

Previous: Twayne's Author Series
Now: Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series
Listed on the Library's Website as:
Twayne's Author Series (Gale Literature)


All databases can be accessed through our website using your ULID and password.

Questions? Contact the Reference Desk at (337) 482-6030, email reference@louisiana.edu, or use the 'Got Questions? Ask Us!' box to chat.

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