Gale Products and HTTPS Support

Last Updated: 2019-07-31


Gale strives to protect the right to privacy for library users. We have adopted HTTPS to encrypt patron traffic so that it cannot be compromised. The chart below outlines the products that support the HTTPS protocol today. HTTPS access for these products will become mandatory in summer 2019. This will encrypt patron traffic, ensuring that data between a patron’s browser and Gale products cannot be compromised. We are also making a change so that products will begin directing to *.gale.com instead of *.galegroup.com.


You do not need to update any of your existing URLs. All existing URLs you have in place will automatically redirect to the new location. (HTTPS / *.gale.com)

Does your library use EZ-Proxy? If your library hosts proxy server locally, then you will be required to update your Gale configuration stanza to reflect the changes.  The updated configuration can be found here.    If your library uses a hosted version of EZ-Proxy from OCLC, then you do not need to take any action as OCLC will update the Gale stanza automatically for you. 

Does your library use Innovative WAM proxy? Please contact the support team at Innovative (800-878-6600 or support@iii.com) for assistance with configuring your Gale resources.  Similarly, libraries using other proxy servers should work directly with the proxy providers for advice and support to ensure continued product access.

Does your library use a Firewall White list? Occasionally libraries prefer to configure firewalls so that users are only allowed to access approved websites on the Internet  The firewall is then configured to only allow access to designated websites by domain name (ex. *.galegroup.com).   Libraries must allow for the new HTTPS protocol and *.gale.com domain name to be allowed through their firewall in order to successfully access product.   If your firewall white list is configured to use IP addresses instead of domain names, then you do not need to take any action as Gale is not changing the IP addresses which are being used.  A complete list of host names/IP addresses can be found here.

If you are taking advantage of any linking features within Gale product (ex OpenURL, Links to Holdings, or Interlibrary Loan) you will need to ensure that you are pointing to the HTTPS versions of these features.  You can access/modify these settings in GaleAdmin under Discovery Services. Contact Gale Customer Success if you need assistance with your GaleAdmin settings or for assistance generating HTTPS-compatible URLs.

The American Library Association provides additional resources to help your library adopt HTTPS.


The table below describes which Gale products support HTTPS and which ones are planned for the future. 


 Product Name

Is HTTPS Available?

17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection

Yes 

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers

December 2019

19th Century UK Periodicals

December 2019

Academic ASAP

Yes 

Academic OneFile

Yes

Agriculture Collection

Yes

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

Yes

American Historical Periodicals

Yes

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

Yes

American Fiction, 1774-1920

Yes

Analytics On Demand

Yes

Archives of Sexuality & Gender

Yes

Archives Unbound

No - Date TBD

Associated Press Collections Online

Yes

Associations Unlimited

No - Date TBD

Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Yes

Biography in Context

Yes

Book Review Index Plus

Yes

Books & Authors

August 2019

Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture

Yes

British Library Newspapers

December 2019

British Literary Manuscripts Online

No - Date TBD

Business Collection

Yes

Business Economics and Theory Collection

Yes

Business Insights Essentials

Yes

Business Insights Global

Yes

Canada in Context

Yes

Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly

Yes 

Career Transitions

Yes

Chatham House Online Archive

No - Date TBD

ChiltonLibrary

Yes

China and the Modern World

Yes

Communications and Mass Media Collection

Yes 

Computer Database

Yes

Contemporary Authors Online

Yes 

Contemporary Womens Issues


Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture

Yes


Yes

Criminal Justice Collection

Yes

Culinary Arts Collection

Yes

Custom Journals

Yes

Custom Newspapers

Yes

Daily Mail Historical Archive

December 2019

Demographics Now

Yes

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Yes

Diversity Studies Collection

Yes

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library

Yes

Educators Reference Complete

Yes

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

No - Date TBD

Environmental Studies and Policy

Yes

Expanded Academic ASAP

Yes

Financial Times Historical Archive

Yes

Fine Arts and Music Collection

Yes

Gale Directory Library

Yes

Gale Interactive: Chemistry

Yes

Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy

Yes

Gale Interactive: Science

Yes

Gale Literary Sources

Yes

Gale Primary Sources

Yes

Gale Ready Reference Shelf

Yes

Gale Researcher

Yes

Gale Small Business Builder

Yes

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Yes

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Yes

Gender Studies Collection

Yes

Genealogy Connect

Yes

General OneFile

Yes

General Reference Center

Yes

General Reference Center Gold

Yes

General Science Collection

Yes

Global Issues in Context

Yes

GREENR

Yes

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Yes 

Health Reference Center Academic

Yes 

Home Improvement Collection

Yes 

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Yes 

Indiana History Online

No - Date TBD

Indigenous Peoples: North America

Yes

Information Science and Library Issues Collection

Yes 

Informe Academico

Yes 

Infotrac Newsstand

Yes

Insurance and Liability Collection

Yes

International Herald Tribune

Yes

Kansas History, Territorial through Civil War Years, 1854-1865

No - Date TBD

Kids InfoBits

Yes

LegalForms

Yes

LegalTrac

Yes

Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950

December 2019

Literature Criticism Online

Yes

Literature Resource Center

Yes

LitFinder

Yes

Military and Intelligence Database Collection

Yes

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Yes

MLA International Bibliography

Yes

National Geographic Kids

Yes

National Geographic Virtual Library

Yes

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Yes

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

December 2019

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Yes

Nursing Resource Center

Yes

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Yes

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Yes 

Picture Post Historical Archive

December 2019

Popular Culture Collection

Yes

Popular Magazines

Yes

Political Extremism & Radicalism

Yes

Powersearch

Yes

Professional Collection

Yes

Psychology Collection

Yes

Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992

Yes

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Yes

Religions of America

Yes

Research in Context

Yes

Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

December 2019

Science in Context

Yes

Scribner Writer Series

Yes

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

No - Date TBD

Small Business Collection

Yes

Small Business Resource Center

Yes

Smithsonian Collections Online

Yes

Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History

Yes

Something About The Author Online

Yes

Sources in U.S. History Online: Slavery in America

No - Date TBD

Sources in U.S. History Online: The American Revolution

No - Date TBD

Sources in U.S. History Online: The Civil War

No - Date TBD

State Papers Online

No - Date TBD

Student Edition

Yes

Student Resources in Context

Yes

Testing and Education Reference Center

Yes

The Economist Historical Archive

Yes

The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003

December 2019

The Independent Digital Archive

December 2019

The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991

Yes

The Making of Modern Law

No - Date TBD

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources

No - Date TBD

The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926

No - Date TBD

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926

No - Date TBD

The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources

No - Date TBD

The Making of the Modern World

December 2019

The Shakespeare Collection

No - Date TBD

The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006

Yes

The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000

Yes

The Times Digital Archive

Yes

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

Yes

Twayne's Author Series

Yes

U.S. Declassified Documents Online

Yes

U.S. History in Context

Yes

U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

No - Date TBD

US History Collection

Yes

Vocations and Career Collection

Yes

War and Terrorism Collection

Yes

Women's Studies

Yes

World History Collection

Yes

World History in Context

Yes

World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean

Yes