Does FCPL offer electronic access to Gale's Associations?
Yes, the Library offers access to Gale's Directory Library, and the Encyclopedia of Associations is one of the titles included in the Gale Directory Library. To access it, you will need to go to the Library's Web site www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library, click on "online resources" at the left of the page and then search under "Company Name" at the right of the next page. After you click on "Gale Group" and log in with your library card, you will see a list of Gale databases. The Gale Directory Library is about 2/3 of the way down the page, in the "Additional Products" section. Once you are in the Directory Library, if you look under "Directories available in this library" at the right of the page, you can view all titles and will see that we have access to the Encyclopedia of Associations as well as the National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations under "Organizations". If you do an advanced search, you can choose which directory or directories in which to do your search and can search on several different parameters at the same time.