Gale’s New Black History Month eBook Collections on GVRL

In February, educators across the United States honor the central role African Americans have played in history. It is a time for reflection, humility, and honor. Many teachers use this time to educate and inspire students about the impact African Americans have made by showing famous films or documentaries, reading historical and inspiring pieces of … Read more

Building a Digital Directory Library

| By Holly Hibner | Some of the most commonly-asked questions at library reference desks can be answered quickly and easily with Gale Directory Library. In Michigan, we are fortunate to have access to three very useful directories through the Michigan eLibrary, but any library can build a collection of directories from an impressive list. In … Read more

A Subject that Impacts All

Immigration and Migration: In Context, 1st Edition helps readers apply critical thinking to immigration and migration-related topics to fairly assess the issues impacting the world. Topics covered from a global perspective include acculturation, asylum seekers, DACA and DAPA, deportation, hate speech, historical migration patterns, unauthorized immigrants, xenophobia, and more. Take Angel Island, for example. Did … Read more

Redefining What It Means to be Human

Discover how the past and present have intersected to impact the evolution of humanity by exploring Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens, the latest addition to Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks.  Available as a Gale eBook on GVRL, this volume helps readers examine the shifting boundaries of the human condition as well as acquire an analytical framework … Read more

Find Out Which Emerging Diseases are on the Rise

Before her freshman year of high school, Olivia traveled overseas to visit her grandparents and extended family in their country of origin. Back in the United States, Olivia came home eager to begin a new school year. She was not at all prepared to come home with a horrible case of pertussis, or what’s more … 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

Success Story: Gale eBooks on GVRL

Lasell College, a coeducational school with over 50 academic programs, struggled to ensure honors students had access to research materials that meet academic standards.  Recently, they acquired GVRL, Gale’s eBook platform, offering more than 13,000 academic titles. Here’s the astounding results:   To learn more about offering Gale eBooks on GVRL to your students, visit gale.com/ebooks.

There’s a New Professional Development Partner in the House

That’s Stenhouse Publishers, of course.

Stenhouse recognizes and embraces the complexity of teaching and learning. And is devoted to helping teachers inspire deep and creative thinking in their students.

Stenhouse is guided by three core beliefs;

  • All students can learn to think independently and critically.
  • Effective teaching is achievable at any level of experience and in any classroom environment.
  • Teachers make the best instructional decisions for the students in their care when they are equipped with knowledge, supported by colleagues, and respected as professionals.

These beliefs align so closely to Gale and our mission to empower educators. Explore 16 must-have titles, in one comprehensive collection, available on Gale eBooks on GVRL.

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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.

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