Gale Literary Sources (Gale)

Gale Literary Sources (formerly Artemis) is a full text database (used especially in Literature) combining the following literary sources:

  • Gale Literary Index
  • Gale Literature Criticism 
  • Gale Literature Resource Center 
  • Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors
  • Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • Gale Literature: LitFinder
  • Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series
  • Gale Literature: Something About the Author
  • Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series


The database is fully accessible within the UGent network.

Search operators

In the search window you can enter a work, person or do a custom search. In the 'result list' you can refine by using the menu on the right, eg. on Literature Criticism or Reviews/News or refine your search by searching within the results list.

  • Use quotation marks "" to search for the exact title or part of a sentence
  • The Boolean operators AND OR NOT can be used
  • An * is used to truncate, eg. expressionis* includes the words expressionist as well as expressionism
  • Leave out one letter with ?, eg. Don Qui?ote returns results containing Don Quijote as well as Don Quixote
  • ! can stand for one or no letter, eg. colo!r finds both color and colour

You can search for a writer or a (literary) movement in the Advanced search via Person Search or for a work via Works search.

The database also contains some reference works:

  • Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary


On the right-hand side of the detail page you will find Citation Tools to

  • Copy/paste the information in some reference styles such as MLA, APA and Chicago.
  • To export to Endnote, select Export to.
  • To export to Zotero, use the browser plugin in the detail page.

Alerts & saving queries

No alert. Additional Literary Resources are automatically added to Gale Literature upon release.

Queries are saved within a session. You can open them again but you cannot combine them.

You can login using your own Google or Microsoft account to save literature in a personal folder. You can add annotations.


Use the Topic finder to find correlations between different terms and discover the relations in a visual. Clicking on a term returns results in which both terms occur.

The Term frequency visualises the number of publications in a certain year.

More information

Provider Gale made various video tutorials to help you with your literary (re)search.


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Last modified Sept. 11, 2023, 9:29 a.m.