BBC Videos Enhance Learning in Gale Resources

| By Mark Mikula | As part of an agreement with the BBC, Gale has acquired 2250 videos for inclusion in a variety of electronic databases. The videos feature professional narration, award-winning production values, and dynamic images, delving into a range of topics of interest to our users. Most of them are less than ten … Read more

Gale eBooks on GVRL are “Highly Recommended”

Gale eBooks on GVRL not only provides the top titles covering the most studied subject areas and from the best nonfiction publishers, it complements other eBook platforms. Optimized for search, discovery, and integrated with tools, such as G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365, Gale eBooks on GVRL allows students to spend less time looking for credible information, … Read more

The Stuart & Cumberland Papers Digitization Project at Windsor Castle

| By Roberta Giubilini & Puneeta Sharma, The Royal Archives | The Royal Archives was founded in 1914 and is a private archive which offers public access to historical papers for educational purposes and academic study, while protecting the personal private papers of The Queen and members of The Royal Family. Access to the Archives is … Read more

New Collections Added to Archives Unbound

Since its inception in 2009, the Archives Unbound program has published more than 230 titles. The roots of the program are in microfilm, and the collection makes available targeted collections of interest to scholars engaged in serious research. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Over the coming year, we will add 32 new … Read more

Why Semantic HTML Matters to Accessibility

| By Matt Long, Gale Software Engineering Manager | Web accessibility is about ensuring equal access to content on the web to people with and without disabilities. At Gale web accessibility matters. And while for a variety of reasons equal access can be challenging in certain situations, there are some simple things developers and designers … Read more

Inside Look: Gale Primary Sources Digitization Process

Ever wonder how primary sources are selected and digitized? Here’s a brief overview showing that, while the task at hand is arduous, the flawless results are worth the attention to detail. Request a trial or demonstration at gale.com/gps17

Get Information You Can Trust with a Simple Search

Question:  When research often starts with a Google search and dubious results, how do we get online library reference materials in the hands of those who need it? Answer:  Opposing Viewpoints In Context’s Google Chrome Extension! Melinda was doing her Social Studies homework the other night and needed facts on gerrymandering.  Instead of using her … Read more

Writing on the Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is observed in Mexico on 2 November, the final day of a celebration that begins on Halloween. Though practices differ from city to city, the holiday is generally an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones, for whom families prepare ofrendas, or altars, which are decorated with candy skulls, … Read more

Keeping Current on Citation Changes

Beginning in October, the option to export MLA 7 citations will no longer be supported in Gale resources. Why is this happening? It has a lot to do with what our customers tell us and what features are being used. We sat down with Gale eBooks on GVRL product manager Kristin Fust to better understand: … Read more

A Spotlight on 21st Century Skill Sets and How the 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