Gale Online Databases - by Subject

How do I access the tool?

Password is required. Speak to your teacher to request the password.

Password information is required when subscriptions are paid for. Resources are to be used only by the York Region District School Board.  


Tips for using the tool 

Gale Databases offer a number of useful features including the ability to:

  • Browse by discipline, use the topic finder, perform a subject guide search or filter your results and find related content.
  • Sign in with Gapps account - lets you save to Google Drive
  • Listen and translate 
  • Use highlights and notes that transfer to Google drive
  • Cite sources in multiple styles 
  • Filter by reading level
  • Topic Finder - Visualize connections between search terms and topics and view relevant articles for those topics.


Gale Subject Databases List


Gale Academic OneFile includes millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, environmental science, history, marketing, political science, and psychology. Journals and reference sources covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and many other subjects. Browse by discipline.

General OneFile - Explore a range of topics broken down by subject for targeted results based on your interests.This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research. full-text magazines, newspapers, travel guides, radio podcasts, videos and more. 


Gale in Context

Documents are assigned one offive reading levels. The new indicators resemble dice; they are all square, but are different colors and display dots which increase with the complexity of the text. Both the Content Level indicator and the Lexile measure (if available) will display on search results and individual documents.

Gale In Context: Middle School contains age-appropriate videos, newspapers, journals, magazines, primary sources, websites, multimedia. Includes a dictionary and atlas. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Gale In Context: Canada covers a broad range of Canadian perspectives of topics, people, places, and events. with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Gale In Context: Elementary Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content. 

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, state and province portals form research centers around issues covering earth systems, global change, land and water use, populations, legislation, and more. Academic journals, news, case studies, conferences, statistics, and rich multimedia. 

Gale In Context: Science  For middle and high school students. this database provides articles, full text magazines, images, video, and audio, academic journals, news articles, and links to vetted websites on topics including: biology, chemistry, earth & environmental science, general science, health & medicine, math, engineering, technology, physics and astronomy, as well as scientist biographies. Explore Topics of Interest, Browse Topics, Educator Resources



OneFile: Business Contains full-text coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and business theory and practice. Updated Daily   

OneFile: Communications and Mass Media  This collection provides current and accurate information from more than 100 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field including: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, and linguistics

OneFile: Computer Science  provides access to leadingbusiness and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries. The database provides information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas like hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

OneFile: CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals) includes a variety of relevant periodical articles, biographies, company profiles, historical documents, science and technology essays, and some French Canadian. periodicals Full text articles; Selections from the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s weekly magazine; Canadian News Facts; and encyclopedic reference materials, such as the Canadian Parliamentary Guide and Canadian Newsmakers, biographies, company profiles, historical documents.

Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts includes 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as reference content. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies  for social science, history and liberal arts coursework, explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in our global community. 

Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage journals and reference content from Delmar and diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

Gale OneFile: Fine Arts places millions of articles at the fingertips of serious students ofdrama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Gale OneFile: Gender Studies This database provides balanced coverage and  includes topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues, and more. 

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics.

Gale OneFile: Home Improvement places the research of hobbyists and professionals on a solid foundation with articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism provides access to topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism and offers current and relevant content on both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Gale OneFile: Information Science contains valuable content for library science students, information science students, technology professionals, and others. Information Science is updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more. 

Gale OneFile: LegalTrac provides indexing for law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals. The American Association of Law Libraries endorses LegalTrac, and its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource. This database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, and British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence contains scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs. Updated daily, content supports key subject areas, such as governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

Gale OneFile: News This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields providing access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. News also includes thousands of images, radio, and TV broadcasts, and transcripts

Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health includes full-text titles cited in CINAHL to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management. Nursing and Allied Health helps nursing professionals working in the field as well as students studying a nursing-focused curriculum.

Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine covers the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine offering a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studiesanalyzes and contributes to popular culture by offering useful information for researchers in social science, history, art, and liberal arts courses.

Gale OneFileHigh School Edition provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for middle and high school students to use for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a range of subjects—from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Gale OneFile: Psychology supports research in all fields of psychology: abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, and all areas of applied psychology. 

Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language. Updated daily, Religion and Philosophy supports a broad range of topics from theological approaches to social issues.

Gale OneFile: Science provides information on the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology. Updated daily, Science has articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry and keep researchers current. Key subjects include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology

Gale OneFileVocations and Careers aids users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. Vocations and Careers offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals ranging from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Gale OneFileWar and Terrorism contains millions of articles to help researchers gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. This definitive collection is intended for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science. 

Gale OneFileWorld History provides access to scholarly journals and magazines for use by novice historians and advanced academic researchers. World History offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.Create search alerts.

Gale Books and Authors Explore fiction by genre and essential non-fiction. Choose a title and find “Read Alikes”

Gale Health and Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more. Browse Topics. For researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more. 

Literature Resource Center - LRC Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. 

Gale Literary Index - Search this digital master index to find coverage of authors and works in products published by Gale.