New Foreign Language Classes Coming Soon to Gale Courses

Carry out your library’s educational mission with Gale Courses. Offer community members lifelong learning opportunities with 365+ engaging, online courses that focus on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment—including seven NEW foreign language courses. Classes are six weeks long, mobile responsive, and taught by college instructors who are experts in their field. The online … Read more

John Hamm Brings New Learning Opportunities to St. Louis

| Originally published by Ladue News | Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Jon Hamm came to support his hometown library, St. Louis County Library, with back-to-back fundraising events on July 22. He began the day with a sold-out speaking engagement at the library’s Lindbergh headquarters, where the star of Mad Men talked with local novelist Curtis … 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

Testing & Education Reference Center Gets Impressive New Look

Beginning on August 22, 2017, Testing & Education Reference Center users will experience a new interface that’s easy to navigate, offers multiple access points to content, and is uniform across the general site, online courses, and practice tests. Best of all, the resource is now optimized for any screen size and on any device. Additionally, … Read more

2017-2018 IMPACT is Here!

IMPACT is a new style of magazine, written for and by public librarians. It’s filled with tips, insights, and advice from library leaders to help you succeed at empowering your community. Plus, the best of—frontlist nonfiction eBooks, databases, and online learning programs. View or Download a digital version>> Here’s a preview of what’s inside: COVER … 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