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Welcome to Gale General OneFile! This resource is designed to support a broad range of academic and general interest research needs, giving you access to articles and content from high quality sources. Find information you can trust for free with your Brampton Library card. Click here to learn how to get a library card.

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How to Use

Gale General OneFile includes helpful tools to help you make the most out of your research and learning. Check out the resources below to learn more:

  • Learn how to use Gale General OneFile (Print Guide
  • Learn how to use the topic finder (Video)
  • Learn how to use citation tools (Video)
  • Learn how to use highlights and notes (Video)
  • Learn how to download or send documents to Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive (Video)
  • Learn how to integrate this resource directly into your Google Classroom site to share with students (Video)

Research by subject

Gale General OneFile includes resource suites, which help focus your research to a specific subject or area of interest. Covering areas including business, science, healthcare, history, the arts and more. See all resource suites below. 

Gale Books and authors

A great quick-reference resource for readers that answers the age-old question, "What do I read next?" With ways to browse read-alikes and reviews, along with themed book lists for award winners, finding your next great read is easy.

Gale Literature criticism

Access an extensive collection of literary analysis spanning across time periods, genres, and regions of the world. Content includes tens of thousands of hard-to find essays, as well as scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. 

Gale Literature: Dictionary of literary biography

Get access to reliable information that explores the lives, works, and careers of influential authors in the larger perspective of literary history.

Gale Literature: something about the author

Get access to all volumes from this biographical series, examining the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. 

Gale OneFile: Agriculture

Get access to current and reputable content from academic and trade journals, with broad coverage of agriculture and related fields. Find articles that cover the practical aspects of farming, including cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. 

Gale OneFile: communications and mass media

Suitable for students, researchers, and communications professionals, get access to scholarly journals and trade magazines on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, social research, linguistics, and literature. 

Gale OneFile: criminal justice

Get access to updated information for research in criminology, forensic science, policy, and related fields. Note that content has international scope, with good representation of Canadian publications including Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice and McGill Law Journal.

Gale OneFile: culinary arts

A valuable resource for culinary arts students and professionals working in food and beverage industries, while also a source of general interest content for anyone interested in cooking and nutrition. Access key reference content like Advanced Bread and Pastry from Delmar, and publications including Prepared Foods and Tea and Coffee Trade Journal.

Gale OneFile: diversity studies

Get access to magazines, academic journals, and news sources exploring cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. Publications included in this collection cover subjects in disciplines such as anthropology, history, gender studies, and sociology. 

Gale OneFile: economics and theory

Offers instant access to full-text academic journals and magazines—with a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. Content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, and planning for the future.

Gale OneFile: entrepreneurship

Updated daily with content from reliable providers, this resource is designed to support learning for business students and entrepreneurs at every stage. Get current insights, tips, strategies, and success stories from full-text publications, including Canadian Manager, Design: Retail, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Industry Week, and MIT Technology Review.

Gale OneFile: environmental studies and policy

Investigate environmental issues with diverse perspectives from the scientific community, policymakers, and corporate interests. Benefit from full-text access to Canadian scholarly publications, including the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, and more.

Gale OneFile: fine arts

Search an extensive collection of articles and media about drama, music, theatre, art history, and filmmaking. Diverse scholarly resources suitable for fine arts students and artists, with full-text access to publications including Canadian Musician, Dance Magazine, and Opera Canada.

Gale OneFile: gardening and horticulture

Find thousands of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies, for researchers and gardening enthusiasts. Get current information on topics including plant ecology and ecological management and restoration, along with valuable articles on home gardening, organic growing, landscape design, and more. 

Gale OneFile: gender studies

Provides balanced coverage with diverse perspectives on topics such as gender and queer studies, sexuality, and family life. This resource offers access to scholarly journals and magazines, including The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, Herizons, and The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality

Gale OneFile: home improvement

Get access to trade journals and home improvement focused magazines covering topics including architectural techniques, construction projects, tool and material selection, and more. An excellent resource for hobbyists and professionals alike.

Gale OneFile: hospitality and tourism

Get access to current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage for the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Dorling Kindersley and Fodor's Travel.

Gale OneFile: information science

Updated daily with articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology, including usability, cataloging, circulation, business information, and more. Suitable for students and professionals in library science, information and technology, and other related fields.

Gale OneFile: leadership and management

Updated daily with content from reliable providers, this resource is designed to support researchers and professionals interested in career development. Get information on topics including 21st century skills, organizational dynamics, adult learning, leadership trends and more. 

Gale OneFile: military and intelligence

This resource provides access to selected content supporting key subject areas such as governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, and the structure of the armed forces. 

Gale OneFile: nursing and allied health

Get access to authoritative content, including full-text titles cited in CINAHL supporting specialized care, treatment, and patient management. Updated daily, this resource is suitable for healthcare professionals and researchers, and includes journals like Canadian Journal of Surgery, Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing, and Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

Gale OneFile: physical therapy and sports medicine

Get access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, and experimental research. 

Gale OneFile: pop culture studies

Get access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture — art, film, fashion, music, television, entertainment, and everything in between. An excellent resource for general interest and researchers in social science, history, art, and liberal arts.

Gale OneFile: psychology

Get access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social, and all areas of applied psychology. Researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information in this comprehensive collection.

Gale OneFile: religion and philosophy

Discover a comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, art, and language. 

Gale OneFile: science

Get access to the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. Updated daily, this collection includes a comprehensive collection of journals to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry - biological sciences, computing, engineering technology, and more.

Gale OneFile: U.S. history

Access scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as academic researchers. This database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work established in the field.

Gale OneFile: vocations and careers

Get access to journals and magazines that provide insights on careers and professional development. This database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

Gale OneFile: war and terrorism

Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale. A definitive collection for analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science.

Gale OneFile: world history

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work established in the field.

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