Castro Valley Library


Great Resources You Can Access from Home by crselig2014
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 4:19 pm
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Let’s say you’re a student who needs to do a report about alternative energy or write a persuasive speech about adoption or prepare for a classroom debate on capital punishment. Or let’s say you are an adult who needs ideas for the business plan for a new café or you want to learn more about child development. The Alameda County Library has excellent electronic books and electronic encyclopedias you can access from any computer to learn about all of these topics and more. It’s all available in our Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

The GVRL has more than 3500 books and encyclopedia volumes all online and easy to view from your home computer. You never have to wait to use them and more than one library patron can use these books at the same time.Gale-Virtual-Reference-Library-Pic

To access the GVRL you can click on the links on this page or start from the A-Z Resources list on our web page www.aclibrary.org. Once you are in the virtual library use the search box to enter key words or you can browse the books and encyclopedias by subject.

If you are completing a school assignment that requires print resources the GVRL is a great tool because everything in the GVRL is a book or encyclopedia. And if you need help creating a bibliography you can click on “citation tools” for each book and find the complete citation for that book in both APA and MLA style.

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is just one of dozens of high quality online resources offered by the Alameda County Library. To see a full list of what we have available click here.

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