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

Not Sure Which PD Collections to Choose?

We’ve done the work for you. To make selecting PD collections on GVRL even easier, below is a sample chart identifying key subject areas from four of Gale’s top PD publishing partners. Each curated collection brings together authoritative content to assist educators in meeting their strategic goals.

Health Literacy Month at Your Library

Did you know that more than 90 million U.S. adults have low health literacy? For Health Literacy Month this October, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Libraries Transform have partnered to create a free toolkit for raising awareness of how libraries support health literacy in their communities. The toolkit includes customizable tools to … Read more

Celebrate Banned Books Week

| By Traci Cothran | This past year has given us numerous examples of the power of words—both to inform and to mislead, to document real events and issues and to create fake news.  We here at Gale appreciate and respect the power of words and their ability to educate, entertain, and enable people to … Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Explore PD Collections on GVRL, Gale’s eBook Platform

In order to promote excellence in the classroom, you need the most up-to-date information. Professional Development (PD) collections on GVRL deliver the resources necessary to support student achievement. Take a look at the top 5 reasons to explore our PD eBook collections:  

Using Search Quality Metrics to Fix a Problem Part 2

| By Charlie Close, Gale Data Scientist | Most of Gale’s products are built around users searching Gale content. For example, a user might search World History In Context for “Bastille Day” to find articles about the French Revolution. Giving high-quality search results is a big part of taking care of our users. In a previous … Read more

New Content Added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History

Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 175 primary sources (text and images) with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom workflow. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. New text items include: U.S. responses to the Holocaust during World … Read more

Confederate Remembrance In Context: A History of Heritage or Hate?

| By Beth Manar | Though the US Civil War officially ended with the surrender of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in 1865, the rift that began when eleven slave-holding Southern states seceded from 1860 to 1861 had repercussions that are still felt more than 150 years later. It is estimated that more than 620,000 … Read more