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The New GVRL: Online eBook Browsing and More

While uptake on eBooks has been phenomenally fast around the world, many users still long to see book content displayed in a traditional book format. Readers like the sense of “place” they experience on the printed page, the comfort of a familiar layout, and the reading breaks afforded by page turns.

The book-like online reading experience is prevalent across popular reading platforms, and user expectations have now translated to research eBooks as well.

rzmecks Marine Mammals ebook
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The latest update for GVRL, Gale’s award-winning eBook platform, is introduced specifically to exceed those expectations. Book content displays in PDF format — exactly as it would in a print copy of the book — yet readers retain the search ability and important tools typically only available within the less-visual HTML format, like the ability to create citations, download articles, and email content.

Library users of every kind will appreciate this enhanced display:

It’s the best of both formats – the readability of print combined with all the tools that GVRL brings, including the online ability to search and navigate quickly, ReadSpeaker text-to-speech translation, bookmarking, sharing, article-level downloading, language translation, citation tools, and more.

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Your eBook collection just got easier to use. This new experience is available online within GVRL today!  You can also try GVRL with Interlink, a new tool that seamlessly connects users from current periodical content to authoritative eBooks for a rich, contextual cross-search experience. Register today to try the Interlink experience.

Not a GVRL subscriber? Sign up for free instant access.

For more information, call us today at 1-800-877-GALE or find your representative.


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