Napa High School Embraces Online Resources

| Originally posted on the Napa Valley Register | The school library. For decades, it was the go-to source for students looking for books to research a topic or write a paper. Not anymore. Today, the library comes to the students – on their smartphones, iPads, laptops or other tech devices. At Napa Valley Unified … Read more

Assessing the User Experience on Gale Products

|By Heather Hedden | As senior vocabulary editor, I’ve worked on editing the Gale Subject thesaurus since we’ve had a web interface for our databases in the late 1990s, and there have been so many changes since then. The web user interface of Gale database products is key to making the research databases usable and … Read more

Gale Gives a Sneak Peek of Upcoming Digital Scholar Lab at ALA Midwinter Conference

| By Marc Cormier, director, Product Management | As a long-time steward of all things “library,” Gale has seen just about every advancement, disruption, pivot point, etc. in the evolution of library science and academic research in the last half-century. I’ve been at Gale for approximately half that amount of time and have learned through … Read more

Pikes Peak Library District Honors First Group of Career Online High School Graduates

| Originally posted on the Pikes Peak Library District website | When she was in 9th grade, Crystal Reavis dropped out of high school. Now a married mother of two, Reavis is part of the first group of graduates from Pikes Peak Library District’s Career Online High School program. A graduation ceremony will be held from 6 – 8:30 … Read more

Meet Our Experts

As with any company, there are people within it (to put it simply) that know their stuff. Recently, we sat down with subject matter experts and asked them to discuss what distinguishes Gale eBooks on GVRL. From the platform itself, Gale’s publishing program, and acquiring content from 3rd party publishers to workflow tools, content digitization, … Read more

Gale eBooks on GVRL Support Industry Learning

| By Kristin Mallegg | I vividly recall receiving my first college assignment to write a report and heading off to the university library to start my research.  I walked through the massive front doors and stopped – the library was huge and I had absolutely no idea where to start. A few years later, … Read more

Researching Auschwitz: 73 Years After Liberation

|By Mark Mikula | On January 27, 1945, the Russian Army liberated Auschwitz. Auschwitz, perhaps the most notorious World War II concentration camp, is also the name of a region on the border of Germany and Poland. Millions of people—primarily Jews—were forced into labor and killed by the Nazis during World War II in what … Read more

Creating Purposeful Content for the Classroom

| By Jessica Bomarito| I have just returned from San Francisco, where I attended NCSS—the annual conference for the National Council for the Social Studies. I arrived in San Francisco on a cold, rainy Thursday— an evening in the midst of a protest designed to raise awareness to the housing needs of the city’s homeless … Read more