Gale and Greenwood eBook Partnership Expands – Current Greenwood Titles Now on Gale Virtual Reference Library

Farmington Hills, Mich., September 12, 2008 – Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and Greenwood Publishing Group have enhanced their partnership to include more high-demand Greenwood titles, including more than 130 titles released in 2008 as eBooks on Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Previously, only titles published prior to 2005 were available on Gale Virtual Reference Library.

“This is a significant benefit to our Gale Virtual Reference Library customers as it greatly enhances our K-12 eBook collection,” said Erin Sullivan, product manager at Gale. “Greenwood has responded to the requests of their customers to have a larger number of current titles available on Gale Virtual Reference Library and allow users to cross-reference the most recent titles from Greenwood, Gale and others through Gale Virtual Reference Library, to provide the most current information available.”

“Customers need to have access to our titles in the platform and format that works best for them,” said Ron Maas, VP Business Development and Sales at Greenwood.  “We’ve been pleased with the response to our initial collection on Gale Virtual Reference Library, and look forward to expanding our offerings.”

Gale Virtual Reference Library allows librarians to adapt their reference collection to meet the changing needs of their patrons—offering researchers simultaneous, 24/7 remote access to titles with no special reader or hardware required.

Some of the Greenwood titles now available on Gale Virtual Reference Library include:

  • African American Icons of Sport: Triumph, Courage and Excellence
  • Barack Obama: A Biography
  • Encyclopedia of Cybercrime
  • Global Warming 101
  • Going to School in the Middle East and North Africa
  • How Your Government Really Works: A Topical Encyclopedia of the Federal Government
  • Icons of Crime Fighting: Relentless Pursuers of Justice
  • LeBron James: A Biography
  • Race Relations in the United States, 1940-1960
  • Sports Scandals
  • Women Icons of Popular Music: The Rebels, Rockers and Renegades
  • Young British Muslim Voices
  • And many more

This new content expands the depth and breadth of the reference available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library, which in addition to several Gale imprints, includes over 2,000 titles from other leading publishers.  For more information, visit www.gale.com/gvrl.

About Greenwood Publishing Group
The Greenwood Publishing Group is one of the world’s leading publishers of reference titles, academic and general interest books, texts, books for librarians and other professionals, and electronic resources. With over 18,000 titles in print, GPG publishes some 1,000 books each year, many of which are recognized with annual awards from Choice, Library Journal, the American Library Association, and other scholarly and professional organizations.  For more information contact Publicity Director, Laura Mullen, [email protected]

About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats – books and eBooks, databases and microfilm.  For more information visit: www.cengage.com or www.gale.com.