:: Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Items in the Virtual Reference Library are owned by Thrall and are an electronic (web-based) equivalent of the actual book as it was published in print.

Members of our library are encouraged to explore the numerous titles available in this growing virtual reference collection.

Please scroll down to view and access them by clicking on a title, or select a specific topic:





Health & Medical See also:

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Law & Government

Multicultural Awareness & Issues


Nation and World


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Social Science - Issues & Ideas

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You can access any specific title above by clicking on it at the library (Thrall users at home will be asked for the library card number).

You can also access the entire VRL at once:
>> Please click here to access Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Access Options:

This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

Members of Middletown Thrall Library may log in to this service using their library barcode.

Access Issues?

Please call our Reference Dept. at (845) 341-5461 when the library is open.

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Tips & Special Features:

This is a "Virtual Reference Library" (VRL) title. What does that mean? It means you are accessing an electronic (web-based) equivalent of the actual book as it was published in print. Thrall owns multiple VRL titles.

When you first access this title, you will see a Search box with a "within this publication" check box checked. You can either search the contents of this electronic work or browse it according to its Table of Contents by clicking the "eTable of Contents" link above the image of the book's cover near the top of the page.

You can also access the "eBook Index" to jump to indexed topics within the publication.
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Technical Considerations:
Experiencing access/technical issues?
Please see the ACCESS OPTIONS section of this page.


If you would like some assistance in using this database or finding any information, please speak with one of our librarians at the Reference Department or contact us:

By telephone: (845) 341-5461

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