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Electronic databases - title list G: Available in the Library's Reading Rooms

The electronic databases available in the British Library's London Reading Rooms cover business and intellectual property, the humanities (including rare books and music), manuscripts, maps, science, social science and official publications, newspapers and our Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections.

Owing to licensing restrictions, these resources can only be accessed from British Library workstations within our Reading Rooms and Business & IP Centre.

Except where indicated, titles are available in all the Library's London Reading Rooms.

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Title Brief Description

Format

Gale News Vault Gale News Vault allows the cross-searching of our Gale newspaper archives subscriptions including 19th Century British Library Newspapers, The Times Digital Archive, the Illustrated London News, The Financial Times Historical Archive and 19th Century UK Periodicals.
Online resource
Gallica - La presse quotidienne Gallica, the digital library of the Bibliothéque nationale de France, hosts numerous newspaper titles from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Titles currently include Le Figaro (1830-1942), Le Temps (1861-1935), La Croix (1883-1944), L'Humanité (1904-1944), La Presse (1836-1858), and Le Journal des débats (1814-1912).
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

The Gazette
(Blackpool)
2 Sept 2004-
Full text of articles from The Gazette, the regional daily paper published in Blackpool. Circulates in Blackpool and Flyde.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

La Gazette de Lausanne Provides access to word searchable facsimiles of La Gazette de Lausanne, the Swiss newspaper, and its predecessors, from 1798 to 1998.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Geobase
1980 to present
A scholarly index providing abstracts and bibliographic citations for journal publications, covering the field of Geography as well as other disciplines.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Science Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Geologic Map of the Ontonagon part of the Wakefield 30' x 60' Quadrangles Michigan A digital representation of a USGS geologic map.
NB: CD-ROM available from the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
GEOREF
1785 to present
Covers worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.

Online resource

Gerardus Mercator - Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura High Resolution digitised version of Gerardus Mercator's famous 1595 Atlas.
NB: CD-ROM available from the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
German National Bibliography The on-line catalogue of the Deutsche Nationalbibliothekcontains records for all books listed since 1945 in the "Deutsche Nationalbibliographie" and thus serves as a German national bibliography for that period.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Germanistik Online Datenbank Germanistik Online Datenbank  is an international indexing resource for all aspects of German linguistic and literary studies, including related disciplines such as theatre studies, media studies and cultural history, covering around 340,000 journals,  monographic studies, volumes of essays. It provides access to the complete run of the printed version and is regularly updated to include the latest additions.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
The Gerritsen Collection - Women's History Online A collection of more than 4,700 publications from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945. Gerritsen Online allows scholars to trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of one country's movement on those of the others. It consists of two segments: the Periodical Series and the Monograph Language Series.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Global Books in Print A database of bibliographical information on books currently in print and forthcoming in the English language. It contains information on over 2 million books published world-wide.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music, Science or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange provides a vast range of visual, manuscript and printed materials sourced from over twenty key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organisations around the world.
Online resource
Global Development Finance Provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 135 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data run from 1970 to 2014, where available.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Global GIS Database: Digital Atlas of Central and South America Layered GIS database at a nominal scale of 1:1,000,000 of South America. Themes include political boundaries, elevation, geology, hydrology, land use, population density as well as many others.
NB: CD-ROM available from the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
Global Health
1910 to present
Specialist international public health database which is particularly strong in the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases, vector control, food safety and epidemiology.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Global Market Information Database
(GMID) (Euromonitor International)
Provides comparable international market intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. Offers access to over 4,500 global, country, industry, company and lifestyle reports, company profiles, company market share and brand share rankings, plus 205 country profiles.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Business Information Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
GlobalPat
1971-
Text and drawings from first pages of United Kingdom (GB), European Patent Convention (EP), Patent Co-operation Treaty (WO), United States (US), France (FR), Germany (DE) and Switzerland (CH) patent documents.
NB: Only available from the standalone terminal in the Business & IP Centre - floor 2.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Business & IP Centre Floor 1 Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
Goethes Werke Based primarily on the Weimar edition of Goethe's works, originally published between 1887 and 1919 by Hermann Bohlau. It is supplemented by material not found in the Weimar edition, namely Goethe's Gesprache, edited by Woldemar Freiherr von Biedermann (Leipzig 1889-1896) and all the letters discovered since the completion of the Weimar edition.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Google Earth Remotely-sensed imagery of the world, to various levels of resolution and currency. (Medium resolution for the world- 15 meters per pixel - and 1 foot/1 meter for some urban areas; captured by satellite or aircraft in the last three years). Search by placename or locate graphically.
NB: Available from all terminals in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Gospels of Peresopnytsya The "Peresopnytsya Gospel" is the first known translation of the Gospel text into the Ukrainian language, the illuminated manuscript dating from the years 1555-1561. It is located at the Institute of Manuscripts at the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This is a digital facsimile edition.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.
The Grammar of Ornament The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones published in London, 1856. Rochester Institute of Technology copy.
NB: CD-ROM available from the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk for use on a standalone terminal only.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk.
CD-ROM resource
The Grand Tour Accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850 highlighing the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature & philosophy. Also covers European political & religious life, British diplomacy; life at court, and social customs on the Continent. Includes written accounts & visual representations of street life, architecture & urban planning.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource
Grantnet & Grantfinder 4,000 grants, loans, awards and other assistance. Grantnet, accessible from outside the Centre, gives brief information. To access detailed information from Grantfinder please speak to the reference desk.
NB: Ask at the Business Information Reference Enquiry desk for login details.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Business Information Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
The Great Book of Aesthetics The Great Book of Aesthetics contains the proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Aesthetics held in Japan in 2001.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
GreenFile
1984 to present
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 295,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,600 records.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Griffith’s Valuation The first full scale valuation of property in Ireland, published between 1847 and 1864, is one of the most important surviving genealogical resources. Search by family and place name.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Grove Art Online An online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music, Manuscripts or Asian & African Studies Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Grove Music Online The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians online. Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Opera.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

GT Suomi: Genimap Paikannuskartta Road map of Finland.
NB: CD-ROM available from the standalone terminal in the Maps Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Maps Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
The Guardian 1998- Full text of the national daily broadsheet newspaper. Online resource
The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003) Offers full facsimile page and article images with word searchable text back to the first issue of The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Part of Pro Quest Historical Newspapers. Online resource
Gutenberg-e An e-book collection produced by Columbia University Press in collaboration with the American Historical Association. It includes historical monographs on Africa, South Asia, colonial Latin America, Europe, North America, military history, and the history of foreign relations.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource