Gale Encyclopedias: “Comprehensive” and “Well Written” Titles

Research matters. How you research matters, too. With Gale encyclopedias, on the GVRL platform, researchers gain access to a search-optimized platform that gives users simultaneous access to a hassle-free eBook experience—anytime, anywhere, from any device. These “detailed” and “comprehensive” resources engage users in the most-studied subjects ranging from health and medicine to science and disorders and much, much more.

Read what a few of our patrons had to say!

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 5th ed.
“Each volume begins with a comprehensive table of contents and an alphabetical list of all entries (which this reviewer very much appreciates for ease of use). . . . The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Fifth Edition offers general medical information on diseases, disorders, and treatments in an accessible writing style that is not too technical for average readers. As with other medical reference sources, it should not be a substitute for professional medical care. Appropriate for school and public libraries.”

—American Reference Books Annual, January, 2016

 

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health
“The second edition of this four-color, five-volume set continues to be a highly readable, jargon-free, and beautifully illustrated reference on all aspects of senior health. Aimed at 9th grade to college senior readers, according to the publisher, these and other qualities make it a desirable addition to high school, college, and public libraries, as well as special libraries for seniors and health professionals.”

—American Reference Books Annual, January, 2016

“Coverage of such topics as end-of-life planning and Medicare coverage and such assistive aids as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs make this a very useful resource for anyone concerned with the care of the aging. The rapidly growing population of seniors will make this an essential resource for most public libraries.”

—Booklist, February, 2016

 

The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs
“With prescription-drug commercials all over the media and many Americans taking multiple medications, it is no surprise that people often come to the library for drug information. Although the Physicians’ Desk Reference is well known and often requested, it can be hard to understand and contains only information provided in drug-company package inserts. This new resource from Gale offers accessible information on about 300 commonly prescribed drugs. . . . Although there are less expensive drug guides available, this is a comprehensive and very useful resource for public and consumer-health libraries with healthy budgets.”

—Booklist, February, 2016

“This drug guide for the consumer is an excellent choice for public libraries to purchase. The book includes entries on the top 300 drugs written by pharmacists, physicians, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare personnel. All articles are signed and give the author’s credentials. The language is simple but does not talk down to the reader in the way consumer drug information books often do. Key terms such as bradycardia or triglycerides are defined clearly and the writers have accomplished their goal of providing an understandable yet comprehensive drug guide. Unfortunately most users will skip the foreword, which provides a clear but concise explanation of the drug discovery process, clarifies the difference between adverse and side effects, and explains brand and generic drug equivalency. . . . The books and articles are geared for the professional but the Web sites give consumers excellent sources of further information.     Four appendixes include a list of recommended questions for the pharmacist, the Institute of Safe Medicine Practices list of commonly confused drug names, a list of health organizations, and a glossary. This encyclopedia is a credible, easy to read place for the public to find basic drug information”

—American Reference Books Annual, June, 2016

 

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments, 4th ed.
“This hardcover encyclopedia set is comprehensive and well written. The editor, Advisory Board, and contributing authors have created a useful and informative clinical resource. . . . It will likely appeal to a wide variety of individuals who are interested the topic of cancer. This text touches on numerous aspects of cancer, including assessments, treatment, and associated medical conditions. This encyclopedia set will likely compliment personal or professional libraries, including those in academic and healthcare settings.”

—American Reference Books Annual, June, 2016

 

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