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Updated: September 20, 2004

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Gale Group Databases

Access to the following databases is made possible by a cooperative effort of Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS), Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS), and Appleton Public Library. To access these databases from home, you will need to enter your library barcode number (without spaces).

  • Biography Resource Center
    The Biography Resource Center is a comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 320,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. It combines approximately 400,000 biographies from respected Gale Group sources. The database also includes full-text articles from nearly 280 full-text periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death years and places, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path. Note: Contemporary Authors is included in this database. View title list.
  • Business and Company Resource Center 1980 - present
    Business & Company Resource Center brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Note: Information available in General BusinessFile International is included in this database. View journal list | View reference titles
  • General Reference Center (Magazine Index) 1980 - present
    Use this general interest database to search magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc. View title list. View reference titles
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center 1997 - present
    Use this database to find articles on: Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health & Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, etc.The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. View title list.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Designed to meet the research needs of undergraduate and high school students, the Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Combining Gale's most used literary databases in a single Internet-searchable service, the Literature Resource Center covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Search by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary Themes, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path. Note: Contemporary Authors is included in this database. View title list.

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