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Gale's ERAC Online Databases

How do I access the databases?

If you are a STUDENT or a TEACHER at Yale Secondary and you wish to access Gale's online databases from your home enter the username and password (provided below) from the following link (click here for ERAC DATABASES):

Login using: Username: 34yass Password: student

What exactly are Gale's ERAC online databases?

Links to specific databases and a brief description of the databases is provided below.

CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals) (CPI) CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals) 1980 - Feb 2006
Use this database to find articles from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, magazines, selected sections of the Globe and Mail, Canadian biographies, and other reference content from Gale Group, all with a Canadian focus.

Start searching Biography Resource Center (BioRC-1) Biography Resource Center FEBRUARY, 2006
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography Resource Center also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

Start searching Student Resource Center - Gold (SRC-1) Student Resource Center - Gold 1980 - Present

A fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of over 1,000 magazines, newspapers, over 20,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio and video clips. Includes Student Resource Center-Health Module.

Start searching Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL-0) Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Start searching EB FEET (SP01) WEB FEET
WEB FEET is a comprehensive subject guide to the best free resources available on the Internet.

Professional Collection SP00
A custom selection of over 300 journals for professional educators.


How can I learn more about Gale's Erac Databases?

If you would like more information on what the ERAC databases contain, you may click on the following link and look for the section that says. CLICK HERE to take the "guided tour of ERAC's bundle of Thomson Gale Online Information Services". Alternately, you can view the online "training modules", and/or "reviews" and "fact sheets" below.

Learn more about the Gale Online Resources
Gale Virtual Reference Library GVRL Home Page | Reviews | Online Training Module
Canadian Periodicals Index Catalog Page | Fact Sheet | CPIQ Tutorial
[Note: You will need to download the Webex's Meeting Player :
http://support.webex.com/support/downloads.html ]
Biography Resource Center Catalog Page | Fact Sheet | Reviews | Online Training Module
Student Resource Center Catalog Page | Fact Sheet | (Reviews - coming soon) | Online Training Module
Web Feet Catalog Page | Fact Sheet | Reviews | Online Training Module



As a teacher how can I incorporate Gale's databases into my research assignments?

Check out some of the sample research lessons in the various subject categories from our assignment section Our try the sample research assignment below that has students compare their Gale database findings on a topic with results from basic search engines. Below is a list of sample lessons research aids that utilize the ERAC database collection available to Abbotsford schools (the documents are in PDF format).

Teacher Lesson "Cyber Search" incorporating ERAC databases (PDF)