Gale Adds National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World to its National Geographic Virtual Library Product Line

 Farmington Hills, Mich., Jan. 8, 2013 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, a new multimedia resource in its National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) product line. This new resource joins National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current (launched this past fall), bringing the total number of available NGVL resources to three. These resources will be used by students, teachers, undergraduates, faculty and anyone with an interest in the natural world.

“We’re excited to bring more National Geographic treasures to the broader world through our National Geographic Virtual Library line,” said Jim Draper, vice president, product strategy and content development for Gale. “These resources challenge all users to think about the world from multiple perspectives, such as comparing first-hand accounts with contemporary news coverage, while multimedia helps keep them engaged and enlivens learning and understanding.”

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World includes a variety of content such as full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, the environment and animals; videos covering such topics as the Islamic world, alternative energy and even the lifestyle of beluga whales; more than 650 maps; 600 downloadable National Geographic images; and the National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 – present. Coupled with Gale’s state-of-the-art research platform, the resource enables students and researchers to experience and discover content in totally new ways.

The recently released National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current covers changes in science, technology, the environment, and the cultures of the world since 1995. More than a digital reproduction of the print magazine, the archive combines advanced research tools to enable users to make new connections and discoveries among data. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Genghis Khan
  • Inca Ice Maiden discovery
  • Egyptian tombs exploration
  • Mustang region
  • Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Rover

The National Geographic Magazine Archives and National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World are all cross-searchable, allowing for seamless research access for subscribing institutions. Additional NGVL products will be available in early spring 2013. For more information please visit or stop by the Gale booth (#1903) on the exhibit floor at the American Library Association Midwinter meeting in Seattle, Jan. 25-28. For questions or to request a product trial, please contact Kristina Massari at [email protected].

About Cengage Learning and Gale

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