Explore the National Geographic Virtual Library with GoWYLD

May 25, 2023

Earth globe on the background of a laptopWithin the National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL), that contains every page of every issue 1888-present, you also have access to National Geographic History from January 2019 to present. NGVL is part of the GoWYLD suite of resources. Locate it alphabetically under Browse Databases by Title or under the Maps subject area.

In NGVL you can use the search box to locate topics in both National Geographic Magazine and National Geographic History. For example, a search for Magellan results in items from the 1897 and 1960 National Geographic Magazine and a 2021 issue of History. Plus, there’s an advertisement from 1911 for a winter cruise to South America through the Straits of Magellan for $350.

This cross searching capability will also bring back books, maps, images, and videos. As with all Gale databases, the results page shows three items under each item type. Click on the header and number (ex: Featured Articles 26) to see all.

In addition to the search box, you can click on National Geographic History to browse issues. Select an issue and then arrow through the issue or use the search within document for a specific subject.

There’s a basic NGVL tutorial in Niche Academy. Find this on the GoWYLD.net page using the pop-out Tutorials tab on the far right.

For more information, contact your local library or contact the Wyoming State Library at statelibrary@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6333.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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