Gale Partners with Heroes’ Alliance to Empower Learning in Haiti

| By Anika Smith, director of programs, Heroes’ Alliance, Inc. |

Heroes’ Alliance is a non-profit organization headquartered in Detroit, MI with a focus on empowering residents of urban areas. We see education as the main driver of both individual and collective empowerment. In 2010, we launched our first educational initiative focused on literacy, recognizing that literacy is the lynchpin for understanding all disciplines. We have since that time expanded our educational platforms to include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) while continuing to value and promote literacy as a foundational aspect of all learning.

In 2010, Heroes’ Alliance partnered with Gale on our 5th Annual Parental Boot-Camp—a back to school rally that provides resources for both parent and child in preparation for the upcoming school year. Gale donated 500 backpacks to be stuffed with school supplies and given away to children in the community.  Since 2010, Gale has donated over 2,500 backpacks toward this endeavor. Gale has also supported Heroes’ Alliance with resource materials for our literacy initiative and laptops that we provided to recent high school graduates for upcoming college coursework. This partnership has been a foundational means to resource Detroit students with supplies and materials necessary for their continued educational success.

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Supporting Foreign Language Speakers

Recently, we made a global update that impacts many of our resources. Customers of the below products, and their users, will now benefit from the ability to translate articles into 40 languages! The platforms themselves can be translated into 34 languages and ReadSpeaker technology (reads audio aloud) can be translated in 24 languages. See below … Read more

Writers in the Shadow of the Eclipse

North America will experience a solar eclipse on August 21, and while the cosmic event will affect the entire continent, a small swath will fall in the ominously termed “path of totality,” where the moon will completely block the sun from view for some two minutes. After settling on a viewing location and securing specialty … Read more

So How Are We Doing Measuring Search Quality Part 1

| By Charlie Close, Gale Data Scientist | Gale products are built around search. Almost all sessions start with a search, whether to begin research for a paper, study a topic for a class, or just to read something interesting. To take good care of our users, we must make sure our search functionality is working … Read more

Conquer Fake News!

  In a recent Toastmasters International article, speaking of fake news and how to conquer it, Gale is mentioned as a reliable source of authoritative information. Here is a small excerpt: “Knowing how they work can help you get more relevant results from your searches. Try to distill your search down to the most important words. … Read more

HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING 21ST CENTURY STUDENT RESEARCH

How your students research is just as important as what they research. While many other eBook platforms direct users to title-level results, Gale eBooks on GVRL are designed to cross search all of your eBooks to pinpoint relevant material. The result? Students spend less time looking for credible information, and more time diving into it. … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in July 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 ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (Springer Spektrum) 1868-596X Peer-reviewed Apollo Medicine (Medknow Publications … Read more

PARTNERING WITH YOU TO EMPOWER RESEARCH

| By Kristin Fust | As a product manager at Gale, I love connecting with customers and learning about how they utilize eBooks on the GVRL platform. During these conversations, one common thread is usually the merit of GVRL in providing students with the foundational materials needed to better understand core concepts in their areas … Read more

The Great American Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, North America will see its first total solar eclipse in a century. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. Even though the sun is much bigger than the moon, because the moon is so much closer to us, they appear about the same size in … Read more

GALE DIRECTORY LIBRARY UNDERGOING SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS!

Gale Directory Library is undergoing significant updates to improve its user experience. The addition of essential workflow tools and expanded data sorting, filtering, and exporting will make this popular collection of online directories easier to use than ever before. The 23 individual titles, which make up the directory library, will be updated over the next several months. Beginning … Read more