National Geographic Virtual Library

Iconic Resources Made Accessible.

National Geographic and Gale have partnered to bring vast resources to digital life with National Geographic Virtual Library. Now libraries can offer access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos.

Source: Quammen, David, and Stephen Wilkes. "This Land Is Your Land." National Geographic Magazine Jan. 2016: [24]+. National Geographic Virtual Library.
The Photography Issue

Explore History through a New Lens

From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it. From the iconic National Geographic magazine to the popular National Geographic Traveler and hundreds of books, maps, videos, and images, there’s simply no substitute for the depth and quality National Geographic Virtual Library will bring to your library.


Collections

Platform Features & Tools

Term Frequency

Researchers can now easily see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interacted and developed over time.


Cross-searchable

Cross-search all National Geographic collections on the intuitive National Geographic Virtual Library platform to simplify discovery.

Many Ways to Explore

Browse, read cover-to-cover, explore topics, and search through full text or metadata to easily identify the perfect content to fuel teaching and learning.

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