National Geographic Virtual Library

License Start: January 01, 2021

License End: December 31, 2021

Vendor: Gale

Vendor Contact:

John Pelegrino
Education Sales Consultant
800 877 4253 x 18205
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Customer Service: 
Chris Haines
800 877 4253 x 18317

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As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research. Includes full text of over 300 National Geographic monographs (including National Geographic Traveler titles), over 1300 maps from National Geographic Magazine and other National Geographic publications, over 400 videos, over 1000 spectacular images, and full text of National Geographic Magazine- cover to cover, including advertisements - since 1885. Includes National Geographic Kids.

Subscription Includes all content from the following collections:

  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current
  • National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World
  • National Geographic Kids

Type of Access:    

   unlimited usage and remote options available

Pricing: Click here to see pricing and trial information



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