Gale Literary Sources (Gale)
Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis) is a full text database (used especially in Literature) combining the following literary sources:
- Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
- Literature Criticism Online
- Literature Resource Center - LRC
- Scribner Writer Series
- Something About the Author Online
- Twayne's Authors Series
In the search window you can enter a work, person or do a custom search. In the 'result list' you can refine by using the menu on the right, eg. on Literature Criticism or Reviews/News or refine your search by searching within the results list.
- Use quotation marks "" to search for the exact title or part of a sentence
- The Boolean operators AND OR NOT can be used
- An * is used to truncate, eg. expressionis* includes the words expressionist as well as expressionism
- Leave out one letter with ?, eg. Don Qui?ote returns results containing Don Quijote as well as Don Quixote
- ! can stand for one or no letter, eg. colo!r finds both color and colour
You can search for a writer or a (literary) movement in the Advanced search via Person Search or for a work via Works search.
The database also contains some reference works:
- Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
- Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
On the right-hand side of the detail page you find Citation Tools to
- Copy/paste the information in some reference styles such as MLA, APA and Chicago.
- To export to Endnote, select Export to.
- To export to Zotero, use the browser plugin in the detail page.
The database is fully accessible within the UGent network.
Alerts & saving queries
No alert: this database is a static archive. No new information is added.
Queries are saved within a session. You can open them again but you cannot combine them.
You can login using your own Google or Microsoft account to save literature in a personal folder. You can add annotations.
Use the Topic finder to find correlations between different terms and discover the relations in a visual. Clicking on a term returns results in which both terms occur.
The Term frequency visualises the number of publications in a certain year.
Provider Gale made various video tutorials to help you with your literary (re)search.
Last modified July 7, 2020, 1:17 p.m.