We know how much you all love EasyBib—it turns out Gale likes us too! That’s why we’d like to announce a new citation feature on the Gale databases that allow you to directly cite something to EasyBib from Gale’s website.

Gale, owned by Cengage Learning, is one of the most respected collection of databases, especially regarding the fields of religion, history, and social science. Among the more well known databases owned by Gale are “InfoTrac”, a full text magazine and newspaper database, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library, which provides access to resources for multidisciplinary research. In order to use the citation features on Gale Databases, look for “Citation Tools” (it is toward the top of the page on GVRL and on the side on InfoTrac). From there you can choose your citation style and choose EasyBib for “Export to third party software.” Although you can only directly cite to MLA 7 or APA 6 from Gale, if you need MLA 6 or Chicago/Turabian, you can convert the citation in EasyBib.

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One of our major goals is to encourage greater student usage of databases in their research. Students may not be aware that a majority of the information stored on the internet is not visible through a simple Google search and is actually stored in databases like those owned by Gale. Furthermore, the information in an academic database is more likely to be peer reviewed and is therefore more appropriate for use in student research papers. Many students have access to these databases through their schools, colleges, or libraries and are simply unaware of the benefits of a database or find them intimidating to use. By integrating with Gale’s collection of databases, we hope that the process of using a database to access to information becomes easier so that students can conduct better research for their academic work.

Our citation API is also integrated with other databases, including WorldCat, Alexander Street Press, ProQuest, and others. These partnerships all aim to encourage greater use of academically legitimate sources in research.