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Gale Literature – HSSE Featured Database

October 28th, 2021

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Gale Literature database, brought to you by Gale.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: This database brings together several resources, including Gale eBooks, Gale Literature Criticism, Children’s Literature Review, and many others. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, book reviews, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the Gale Literature database.

Why you should know this database: Using this database will allow user to search across various premier Gale literature resources to discover and analyze content in new ways.

Quick tip: To the top right side of the screen, there is a button called Cite. If you click on this button, another window will appear with the full citation in several different citation styles. Select the one you need to copy and paste to your bibliography. However, do double check the citation. Occasionally, there are errors.

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