Give college students on-the-go access to research materials, peer-reviewed journals, and credible articles through an intuitive platform designed for undergraduate level research

Graphic icon: Helping students discover citable journal articles and streaming videos

Help Students Find Citable Articles, Journals, and Streaming Videos

Gale Researcher helps students discover credible content written and produced by experts, including article summaries that provide journal-like abstract overviews and streaming videos from the Associated Press, PBS, BBC, and other trusted sources. 
Graphic icon: Connecting classroom materials to library collections

Connect the Classroom to the Library

Gale Researcher connects Gale resources, like Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) articles and journals available through Academic OneFile, to library collections, enhancing the accessibility and value of library holdings. To further strengthen their collections, librarians can customize Gale Researcher by adding relevant links to outside resources and non-Gale holdings. 
Graphic icon: Putting citable journal articles and peer-reviewed content in one place

Save Time and See Better Results

Gale Researcher puts reliable, citable information all in one placeat students' fingertips. Now, faculty and librarians can direct students to one encompassing source of information and save the time it takes to compile and map individual resources. 

American Literature


Whether driven by a love of literature or by curriculum requirements, students of American Literature gain insight into American history and culture, of changing values and beliefs, and of the diversity of perspectives represented in American society. In addition, the study of literature enhances vocabulary and improves students’ critical writing and analytical skills, which serves them well in their university career and throughout their lives.

Gale Researcher introduces students to the scope of American Literature from the Puritan tradition and Colonial period to the present day, which aligns with survey courses and provides a balance of chronological consideration with genre-themed collections.

Topics Covered

  • The Puritan Tradition
  • Colonial Period
  • Enlightenment
  • Revolution
  • Defining a National Literature
  • Slavery and Abolition
  • American Romanticism
  • Transcendentalism
  • Realism in American Literature
  • Naturalism in American Literature
  • Regionalism in American Literature
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • American Modernist Poetry
  • American Modernist Fiction and Drama
  • The Black Arts Movement
  • American Postmodern Poetry
  • American Postmodern Fiction and Drama
  • Contemporary African American Literature
  • Contemporary Latino Literature
  • Contemporary Native American Literature

    British Literature


    Grappling with the sometimes challenging material covered in British Literature courses improves students’ intellect, vocabulary, reading skills, knowledge of Western art and culture, and analytical and interpretive skills—all of which are valuable to all aspects of their education and to their employability.

    Gale Researcher introduces students to the scope of British literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. It focuses on the breadth of literature produced, emphasizing the most important writers in each period, including such well-known figures as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Dickens, and T.S. Eliot.

    Topics Covered

    • Literature of the Early Middle Ages
    • Literature of the Early Middle Ages
    • Middle English Literature
    • English Literature of the Sixteenth Century
    • William Shakespeare
    • Seventeenth Century English Literature
    • British Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
    • British Literature of the Romantic Era
    • British Literature of the Victorian Era
    • British Literature of the Early Twentieth Century

    Criminal Justice


    An introductory Criminal Justice course provides students with an overview of the system of criminal justice operated in the United States today. Students learn to identify what constitutes a “crime,” how society responds to it, how we explain crime, and how criminals have changed over time.

    Gale Researcher introduces students to the scope of criminal justice from criminal procedure and the Constitution to U.S. Court system and structure, police and law enforcement to the history of the U.S. criminal justice system, and much more. These illuminating materials familiarize students with core fundamental concepts needed in understanding the U.S. system of criminal justice.

    Topics Covered

    • Criminal Procedure and the
    • Constitution
    • Substantive Criminal Law
    • Police and Law Enforcement
    • Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science
    • Criminal Behavior and Demography
    • U.S. Court System and Structure
    • Prisons, Corrections, and Incarceration
    • History of the U.S. Criminal Justice System
    • Philosophy and Goals of the Criminal Justice Process
    • Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Justice System



    Many students majoring in economics build on the foundation of one or two introductory courses in the principles of economics to learn about the ideas developed by economists and to investigate current issues. And some degree programs for related disciplines, such as Environmental Science, Government, Public Policy, and Social Studies, require introductory economics to be taken as a foundational course.

    Gale Researcher provides articles and supplemental materials (i.e., charts, graphs, illustrations, pictures, videos, etc.) to help students become familiar with basic economic principles and lay the foundational knowledge needed to understand how an economy works.

    Topics Covered

    • Economic Principles of Supply and Demand
    • Economic Systems
    • Econometrics and Forecasting
    • Keynesian Economics
    • Labor Economics
    • Recessions and Depressions
    • Economic Development
    • Fiscal and Monetary Policy
    • Game Theory and Behavioral Economics
    • The Global Economy



    Students in Introduction to Philosophy courses become familiar with major philosophical problems and the methods of dealing with them, they also learn how to read and interpret philosophical texts, and demonstrate what it means to adopt a “philosophical attitude” as an elevated form of human curiosity and resistance to any kind of dogmatism.

    Focused around central themes such as politics and society, democracy and law, religion, the development of science, ethics, the meaning of life, and many others, Gale Researcher provides an accessible guide for undergraduates that is thorough, balanced, rigorous, historically informed.

    Topics Covered

    • Chinese Philosophy
    • Pre-Socratic Philosophy
    • Sophist Philosophers
    • Socrates’ Philosophy
    • Plato’s Philosophy
    • Aristotle’s Philosophy
    • Stoic Philosophers
    • Aquinas’ Philosophy
    • Descartes’ Philosophy
    • John Locke’s Philosophy
    • Hume’s Philosophy
    • Kant’s Philosophy
    • John Stuart Mill’s Philosophy
    • Marx’s Philosophy
    • Kierkegaard’s Philosophy
    • William James’ Philosophy
    • Nietzsche’s Philosophy
    • Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy
    • Wittgenstein’s and Heidegger’s Philosophy

    Political Science


    Introduction to Political Science offers students the opportunity to deeply understand the American political system by investigating its historical evolution as well as its current state. This vital course in undergraduate education gives students the knowledge and analytical skills to engage in shaping the future of the nation.

    Gale Researcher introduces students to the perspectives, tools, and methods used by political scientists to explore the processes, systems, and political dynamics of American government and politics. Articles help students understand the role of money, interest groups, political parties, citizens, and the media in U.S. politics.

    Topics Covered

    • The Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
    • The Presidency
    • The Congress
    • The Supreme Court
    • Culture and Governance
    • Political Parties and Interest Groups
    • Elections and Campaigns
    • Public Policy and Administration



    Studying psychology gives students self-awareness and an understanding ofhuman behavior that prove valuable in all aspects of their lives. Psychology majorshave highly sought-after workplace skills, such as critical thinking, knowing how topredict and understand behavior, having insight into problem behavior, interpretingand using data, knowing how learning and memory function, managing difficultsituations and high-stress environments, and being adaptable to change.

    Gale Researcher provides a unique opportunity for students to learnabout specific and important aspects of the field of psychology from experts in those areas.

    Topics Covered

    • The Study of Psychology
    • Research Methods, Statistics, and Ethicsin Psychology
    • Evolution and Genes in Psychology
    • Physiology and Neuropsychology
    • Sensation and Perception
    • Physical, Cognitive, and Moral Development
    • Learning and Conditioning
    • Memory
    • Language
    • Sleep and Dreams
    • Emotion
    • Motivation
    • Personality
    • Social Psychology
    • Gender and Sexuality
    • Stress and Coping
    • Intelligence, Critical Thinking, and Creativity
    • Behavioral and Mental Disorders
    • Psychiatry
    • Death and Dying



    Introductory Sociology courses provide students with the tools and language to interpret and understand the very world around them. Students of Sociology gain insights that help them live and work effectively in an ever-changing global society. They learn to talk about the roles that institutions such as family, religion, education, culture play in society. They understand how equality, gender, race, age, and many other aspects of society influence behavior.

    Gale Researcher’s interdisciplinary content can help students articulate meaningful opinions on the subjects of economics, globalization, history, politics, and religion.

    Topics Covered

    • Sociological Perspective
    • Founders of Modern Sociology
    • Theoretical Frameworks
    • Research Methodology
    • Culture
    • Socialization
    • Social Structures
    • Social Stratification
    • Social Interaction
    • Groups
    • Organizations
    • Family and Kinship
    • Intimate Relationships
    • Economy
    • Politics
    • Work and Occupations
    • Religion
    • Education
    • Health and Health Care
    • Crime 
    • Deviance
    • Gender and Sexuality (this is a combination of two books)
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Social Class
    • Age
    • Population
    • Urbanization
    • Environment
    • Social Movements

    U.S. History


    Understanding the American place in the world now—and understanding thedynamics of cultural conflict—requires historical knowledge of how the UnitedStates became a global superpower and how it changed as a result of massive social movements. Students of American History focus on these developments and changes as a foundation of their curriculum.

    Gale Researcher covers the colonial era and the American Revolution,then goes on to explore the profound social, cultural, economic, and politicaldevelopments unleashed by American modernization in the late 19th and early 20thcenturies. It also illustrates the massive political and social changes that occurred during the 20th century, with a focus on how these changes were set in motion by social movements.

    Topics Covered


    Aligns to the course U.S. History to 1865

    • Exploration and Colonization in the Americas
    • Native Americans and Europeans
    • The Colonial Era
    • Gender and Race in Colonial and Rev. America
    • The Colonial Wars
    • Native Americans and War
    • Britain’s Imperial Crisis: The Buildup to Revolution
    • The Revolutionary War
    • The U.S. Constitution
    • The New Republic


    • The Jeffersonian Era
    • Postcolonial Economic Transformations
    • Foreign Policy in the New Republic
    • Slavery and the Old South
    • An Era of Reform and Religious Revivalism
    • The Rise of Andrew Jackson & Democratic Politics
    • Westward Expansion
    • Civil Unrest: A Growing Crisis
    • The Civil War
    • The End of Slavery
    • Reconstruction


    Aligns to the course U.S. History since 1865

    • The Post-Reconstruction South
    • The Rise of Corporate America
    • Politics in Late-Nineteenth-Century America
    • Expansion in the West
    • Immigration and Urbanization
    • The Progressive Era
    • Women and the Right to Vote
    • America’s Growing Influence Abroad
    • World War I
    • Postwar America: The Aftermath of WWI


    • The 1920s
    • The Great Depression and the New Deal
    • World War II
    • The Cold War
    • The Civil Rights Movement
    • The 1960s
    • America in Vietnam
    • Nixon and Watergate
    • The Reagan Era
    • The War on Terror

      World History


      Writing a history of the world is a daunting task. To make this wide-ranging and complex subject area more accessible, Gale Researcher uses a two-pronged approach: highlighting key figures along with the cultural, scientific, political, and economic movements that led to the increased interaction of nations and peoples on a global scale; and providing a chronological account that focuses on how these interactions have manifested themselves through conflict and cooperation among the nations.

      Gale Researcher orients students to the key topics relevant for the study of world history using primary and secondary materials.

      Topics Covered

      Aligns to “World History to 1500” university courses

      • Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages
      • Mesopotamia
      • Ancient Egypt
      • Ancient India and China
      • Ancient Greece and Rome
      • Africa and the Middle East
      • Europe
      • Americas
      • Industrialization
      • Nationalism

      Aligns to “World History from 1500 to the Present” and “World History Since 1500” university courses

      • Imperialism
      • War and Revolution
      • World War I
      • Russian Revolution
      • Totalitarian Regimes
      • World War II
      • Germany
      • Japan
      • Outcomes
      • Cold War

      Aligns to “The World Since 1945” university courses

      • Western Europe
      • Russia and Eastern Europe
      • United States
      • Latin America
      • Africa
      • Middle East
      • India
      • China and Southeast Asia
      • Global Economy, Society, and Culture
      • Human Rights and Cultural Identities