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How to Use Gale Academic OneFile

Get the basics, how to cite, how to link to articles and more.

APA 7 Workaround for Gale Databases

When the style you want is not available from a database, you can grab the DOI of your article from a database and paste it into zoterobib. Here's the workaround with step by step instructions.

1. Get the DOI from Gale

In Gale databases you can grab the the DOI near the top the article page if it is available. Generally, DOIs will be available for scholarly articles published after 2011.

Alternatively you can grab it from from the citation option under most citation styles.

Gale DOI

2. Now go to zoterobib

zoterobib is free and can create your APA 7 citation for you.

  1. Paste the DOI into zoterobib's entry box and hit Cite.
  2. zoterobib automatically generates a citation.  
  3. You have the option of editing the citation if needed, which sometimes happens with websites


Every Gale article has an MLA 8 citation available under Citation Tools. Click on MLA 8 and grab your citation.


Change It Tips

  1. After pasting the citation in your paper, create a hanging indent. (follow this link to see how).
  2. Make it double spaced (follow this link to see how).
  3. Change the font to Times New Roman 12.

It Should Look Like

Berman, Lauren. “Dragons and Serpents in J.K.

Rowling's Harry Potter Series: Are They Evil?”

Mythlore, vol. 27, no. 1-2, 2008, p. 45. Gale,|a188065412

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