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Databases G

Databases beginning with the letter G.

Gale Literary Sources

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Gale Literary Sources brings together several of Gale’s literary databases into one seamlessly cross-searchable resource on authors and their works, literary movements or genres, journal articles, literary criticism, as well as reviews of bestsellers. Currently users can cross-search these collections with Gale Literary Sources:

  • Literature Criticism Online, one of the largest, most extensive compilations of literary commentary available.
  • Literature Resources Center, offering up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world.
  • LitFinder, containing a wealth of literary works, including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.
  • Scribner Writers Series, providing original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods.
  • Twayne's Authors Series, devoted to in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived.
Coverage: For details of the above named collections - click here.
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Access information: Access on and off campus.

Gale Primary Sources is an integrated research environment that allows users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections. Gale Primary Sources takes users beyond a simple search and retrieve workflow, allowing them to analyse content using frequency and term-relationship tools. Through intuitive subject-indexing users will discover new material even in the most familiar of content sets.

You can search across all Gale primary sources that the Library currently has access to:

For a complete description of each database, please see the individual entries on the alphabetical databases pages.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

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With eBooks on GVRL, your library can offer a one-stop research experience. Cross-disciplinary searching and a consistent experience bring together results from multiple sources.

  • Mobile responsiveness, adapting to any screen size and device
  • Full integration with Google tools, such as Gmail, Drive, and Docs
  • Tools to save, share, and download highlights, notes, and citations
  • Persistent URLs for easy integration into any LMS
  • Interface and article-level language translation, on screen and read aloud
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Access information: Freely available
Description: Bibliotheque Nationale de France and partners' full-text collections. Two million items from books, periodicals, maps, scores, images, sound recordings manuscripts.

General OneFile

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Gale’s largest general interest periodical resource, General OneFile includes more than 9,000 full-text titles, more than 3,700 refereed journals, and hundreds of newspapers — a total in excess of 14,500 titles (more than 40% of which are unique to the database).

  • Hundreds of award-winning, best-selling travel guides from Dorling Kindersley.
  • The full collection of National Public Radio programs from 1990 to the present .
  • Links to thousands of video files from providers including Video Collection, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Associated Press Video News.



Geology Digimap

Access information: Access on and off campus. Users are required to register and agree the data licence. Follow instructions provided
Description: Geology Digimap provides onshore and offshore mapping from the British Geological Survey, scales ranging from 1:625,000 to 1:50,000. There is also access to the Lexicon of Named Rock Units, which has details for many of the rocks found on the map. Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software.



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Description: Produced by the American Geosciences Institute, this comprehensive geosciences database contains 3.4 million bibliographic records to the geosciences literature. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.



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Description: A comprehensive resource for research across the geosciences, built on a database of peer-reviewed journals and integrated with GeoRef.


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Description: The German Literary Expressionism Online database gives access to 149 journals, yearbooks, collections and anthologies from the early 20th century, many in full text.  The journals, yearbooks and anthologies of literary expressionism serve not only as sources on German literature of the modern era, but can also be used for the study of the history of art, theatre, film, dance and music between 1910 and 1930.


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Description: The Getty Provenance Index contains 1.5 million records that can be used for a wide variety of research purposes such as tracing ownership and discovering patterns and trends in art collecting and dealing.


Global Digimap

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Global Digimap is a new service in development with you the users! The service will provide access to global datasets in cartographic styles and downloadable formats that are useful to you. The service provides the following:

  • An easy to use interface to allow you to browse, annotate and print global maps. (Coming Soon)
  • A data download facility to providing access to global datasets for use in GIS software.


Global Health (CABI)

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Description: Covers human health and disease, including communicable diseases, tropical diseases, parasitic diseases and parasitology, nutrition, community and public health, and medicinal and poisonous plants., from more than 16,000 journals as well as books and grey literature (dissertations, conferences, patents, standards, annual reports, etc.) from more than 130 countries.
Coverage: 1910 to present.


Access information: Access free.
Description: The Global Index Medicus (GIM) provides worldwide access to biomedical and public health literature produced by and within low- and middle- income countries. The main objective is to increase the visibility and usability of this important set of resources. The material is collated and aggregated by WHO Regional Office Libraries on a central search platform allowing retrieval of bibliographical and full text information. On June, 2015, the initiative formely called Global Health Library, adopted the name of Global Index Medicus. GIM is promoted and led by WHO as part of its strategy of knowledge management in global public health.

Global Market Information Database (GMID)

see Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)


Global Missions and Theology

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Description: This collection documents a broad range of nineteenth century missionary activities, practices and thought by reproducing personal narratives, organizational records, and biographies. While focusing on the United States the collection also highlights activities in Africa, Fiji and Sandwich Islands, India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Hawaii.
  Images are taken from microfilm originals of early printed works.


see Reaxys


Access information: Available on and off campus
Description: This is the digitised image version of the 20th edition of Louis Moreri’s Grand dictionnaire historique (Paris: Les libraires associes, 1759). The work was regarded as predecessor to modern encyclopaedias. This database is part of the ARTFL Project


Access: Access on and off-campus.
Description: The online version of one of the most comprehensive bilingual dictionaries between English and French. It contains over 50,000 words and expressions giving access to over one million translations. It also includes a large number of compound words and abbreviations which are not available in the printed edition.


The Grove Dictionary of Art

see description at entry for Oxford Art Online.

Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

see description at entry for Oxford Music Online.


Access information: Available from LexisLibrary and Factiva. LexisLibrary: select the ‘Source’ tab and select title from the A-Z list.Factiva: cookies must be enabled on your browser. Click on Source and select title from A-Z list or search for title.
Description: The Guardian newspaper published Monday-Saturday. Available on day of publication. Sister paper The Observer, published Sunday, is also available via LexisLibrary and Factiva. Some articles by freelancers, some features and some supplements may not be available.
Coverage: LexisLibrary 14th July 1984- date.
  Factiva: 2nd January 1981
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For more information on finding newspaper articles see the Library's guide:  Newspaper content


The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003), ProQuest Historical Newspapers

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Description: Search the full text of the newspapers’ historic content. Articles (including advertisements) are available as scanned PDFs both at article and page level.
Coverage: 1791-2003


La Guerra Civil Española the Spanish Civil War collection

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The collection contains a wealth of primary materials documenting the Spanish Republican period (1931-1939), the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the post-War era of Franco’s rule (1939-1975).  The collection’s greatest strengths are the Civil War itself and the immediate post-War years of the 1940s. Included are publications by Republicans, Falangists, Catholics, anarchists, communists, socialists, agrarian reformers, and regional political parties, as well as Spanish exiles and partisans outside Spain.

Coverage: 1931 to 1940s




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Description: Gunsho Ruiju is a collection of old Japanese books published from the ancient times to early Edo era. Subjects cover history, literature, religion, language, customs, art, music, cultivated arts, education, morality, legal codes, politics, economy, society and many other topics. Many textual sources are only available in this collection. This is an important primary resource for the study of classical Japanese culture.
Coverage: The collection consists of three parts: Gunsho Ruiju, Zoku Gunsho Ruiju, and Zoku Zoku Gunsho Ruiju. The number of volumes for each part is as follows: Gunsho Ruiju: 133 volumes, 1276 digitally compiled books and sources. Zoku Gunsho Ruiju: 86 volumes, 2,128 digitally compiled books and sources. Zoku Zoku Gunsho Ruiju: 17 volumes, 350 digitally compiled books and sources.
Note: Website also offers english translation of some of the content.


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Description: Gutenberg-e is a collection of e-books, covering a range of subjects and which include hyperlinks to supplementary literature, images, music, video, and links to related web sites. Gutenberg-e is a collaborative project between the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press.