A Spotlight on 21st Century Skill Sets and How Education Industry is Emerging to Meet the Demands

| By Chitraa Sridharan | In the rapidly changing market place today, it is becoming increasingly evident that workplaces need workers who are just not proficient with the core skills but also with people who are prepared to solve complex problems and adapt to changing environments using their 6C (Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Creative innovation, … Read more

Women’s Studies Archive Provides “Unique” and “Rich” Content

Gale’s new archive, Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities, contains approximately one million never-before-digitized pages of primary source material, all aligned with women’s studies. As the first in the Women’s Studies archive, this collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in September 2017

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. Academic OneFile Zeitschrift fuer Analysis und Ihre Anwendungen (European Mathematical Society Publishing House) 0232-2064 Peer-reviewed … Read more

Explore the Vietnam War through Documentaries and Primary Sources

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimonies of nearly … Read more

Master Human Anatomy in a STEM World

Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. With a growing demand for STEM jobs paired with less than 40% of STEM students earning a degree, the time is now to introduce … Read more

A New Series on Literature and Film Adaptation

| By Elizabeth Ferguson |

In today’s rush to produce more and more content for the silver screen, there is no shortage of cinematic adaptations of literary works. This concept and process is not new, however—directors and screenwriters have long been retelling beloved classics in feature-film format. Take, for example, Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Dracula. Or François Truffaut’s take on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and James Whale’s version of Frankenstein. Even current works, such as the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series, have found immense success in the film world. Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, a new annual series offered on Gale’s GVRL eBook platform, explores the vast world of film adaptation. Entries discuss basic plot summaries of featured books and films; examine critical reaction to each adaptation at the time of their respective releases; provide biographical information on authors, directors, and screenwriters; and explore the process by which the book is transformed into a film. Adaptations covered range “from the silent period (1895–1927) through to contemporary cinema, from studios major and minor as well as independents, from Hollywood and around the globe” as Editor in Chief Barry Keith Grant writes in his introduction to Volume 1. Literary works covered include fiction and nonfiction, canonical works and bestsellers, classic and contemporary works, and long and short writing.

Read more

Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to lore, it was used in … Read more

Superior Tools at Your Fingertips

As digital demands continue to rise, the emphasis on creating a seamless workflow becomes all the more important. Developing efficiencies in how materials are prepared and distributed, building a collaborative environment with students and peers, and eliminating multiple logins are all essentials to today’s educators. Your institution or library can play a pivotal role in connecting … Read more

The Power of Perusal

| By Catherine DiMercurio | While reviewing entries for Contemporary Authors, Vol. 403, I stumbled across the name of a poet, francine j. harris. Note: she renders her name this way; it isn’t a typo. The poet’s rejection of uppercase letters is not what snagged my attention, though. Words from her biographical sketch leaped out at … Read more