AARP The Magazine Now Available in InfoTrac Collections


By Sara Constantakis Gale is dedicated to providing the popular magazine content your customers want in our InfoTrac periodical collections. That’s why we’re excited to announce that the highest-circulating magazine in the U.S., previously unavailable in aggregated periodical databases, is now accessible in full text in General OneFile. AARP The Magazine is the flagship publication of … Read more…

LGBT History Looking Forward


This October we have been honoring and celebrating LGBT History Month by taking a deeper look into the Archives of Sexuality & Gender and learning more about fascinating and often under represented LGBT historical milestones and icons. In our post “LGBT in America — The Journey Thus Far,” we highlighted some of the most important … Read more…

How Digital Technology is Changing 21st Century Student Research


The college years are a transformative time marked by hours spent studying, researching, and collaborating with peers. Studies evaluating the research habits of academics reveal how students are researching and the impact technology has in satisfying the growing demand for high-quality digital content accessible anytime, anywhere, and from any device. In fact, 86% of students … Read more…

Small Business Resource Center Enhanced Experience Now Available

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Beginning October 31st, new enhancements will be available in Small Business Resource Center (SBRC). You and your users can experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key business stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—plus, new content, features, and enhanced functionality.

Enhancements for the current small business owner, as well as the aspiring entrepreneur
 SBRC users will be able to access the most popular features of leading Gale products, including:

  • Integration with Google Apps for Education tools, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, and more
  • Highlights and notes to select and annotate important text to view, print, or export
  • Improved translation with text translation in 23 languages and platform translation in 34
  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology to hear the article read out loud and download the audio file to take with them on their phone or other mobile device.
  • Mobile-optimized display and improved user experience on all devices
  • Citation Tools that generate APA, MLA, and Chicagto Style citations in the most recent format

The same great content…and then some
SBRC brings together hundreds of sample business plans, small business journals, and resources for many aspects of business: accounting, HR, management, marketing, taxes, and more. Content now includes a wide range of media and sources:

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How Well Do You Know Your Presidents?


By Traci Cothran

Who served as both Vice President and President of the United States, without having earned a single vote in the election?

Gerald Ford, that’s who!

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Last week I traveled to Grand Rapids, MI, and visited The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. During this 2016 election season, it was a breath of fresh air to wander amidst all the exhibition reminders of Ford’s “character,” “integrity,” “teamwork,” and how he “led by example” – detailing his life from his days as a Boy Scout, to college football player, to Navy man, and into his long career in government.

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Image Viewer Update

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Mozilla, which maintains the Firefox browser, has announced its plan to diminish support for the Adobe Flash Player. Beginning this month, the Google Chrome browser will also no longer support Adobe Flash Player. In order to provide seamless support to our customers, Gale will be launching a new image viewer for our Gale Primary Sources … Read more…

Librarian on a Mission Increases Access and Awareness of Library Digital Resources


Mark Gottschalk is a librarian on a  mission. His mission is to increase the value that the library provides to the South Plains College campus, located in Levelland, Texas. “My personal mission is to find ways to make the library a more used and integrated part of the college community,” Gottschalk said. By increasing usage … Read more…

Keeping the “Human” in Digital Humanities


Cory Rasmussen, graduate student at Chapman University, had the opportunity to read historic, handwritten letters of U.S. soldiers as part of a class assignment, and digitize them.  The letters, housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries, give a window into the lives of soldiers, going as far back as the Revolutionary War, until the present day … Read more…

Library Journal Webcast – High School Diplomas @ the Public Library


October, 20, 2016 Public Libraries have supported education and enlightenment for years.  But what if your library could actually produce high school graduates?  It can.  With Career Online High School (COHS) from Gale. It’s already happening at more than 100 public libraries across the country – adults are being engaged back into the educational system … Read more…

Icons That Have Shaped LGBT History


Recently, individuals across the globe have been flooded with LGBTQ issues, bringing light to matters surrounding an essential topic, once considered taboo. As concerns of gender and sexuality grow, many have begun uncovering the decades of social reforms that impacted communities and shaped the future of LGBTQ activism. These movements continue to raise public awareness, spiking a demand for LGBTQ information.

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