Another Web resource has been radically transformed in the last month: Gale Virtual Reference Library, which we also call GVRL. This is our web resource that has nearly 400 reference e-books. This is one of my favorite resources because it covers such a wide range of topics. There are resources on business, movies, college scholarships, history, biographies, medicine and more. These reference books are always available, even when the Library is closed. New features include:
•A completely updated, engaging user interface available in more than 35 languages
•Improved user-focused navigation and organization
•Eye catching book covers and interactive online book experience with two-page view and page flipper
•ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology in 19 languages
•Cross-search and browse easily across series
I find the book covers to be so inviting that when I see them I like to open them up and look through them. This is really an improvement over the old way of just listing the titles. A general search through all of them is still available with the search box at the top of the page.