Explore the Vietnam War through Documentaries and Primary Sources

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimonies of nearly … Read more

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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Speak Up with Gale

One out of every five teens1 suffers from mental illness. Cameron Gallagher was one such teen. A bright and talented young girl battling depression and anxiety, Cameron’s dream was to raise awareness about the topic. At the tender age of 16, she suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition. Her legacy and efforts live … Read more

Fountaindale Public Library Honors Second Graduating Class

| Originally posted on The Herald News | On Aug. 6, Fountaindale Public Library District celebrated its second Career Online High School graduates in a ceremony featuring state Reps John Connor, D-Romeoville, and Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, as well as other community leaders and distinguished guests. These nine graduates are the second class of students to receive their … Read more

Norfolk Public Library Offers Adults a Second Chance

| Originally Posted on 13 News Now | NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Norfolk Public Library is now offering a free program that will help adults age 20 and over earn a high school diploma for free. Kelly Straub, the spokesperson for the Norfolk Public Library, says currently more than 19,000 Norfolk residents over the age … Read more

Superior Tools at Your Fingertips

As digital demands continue to rise, the emphasis on creating a seamless workflow becomes all the more important. Developing efficiencies in how materials are prepared and distributed, building a collaborative environment with students and peers, and eliminating multiple logins are all essentials to today’s educators. Your institution or library can play a pivotal role in connecting … Read more

Women’s Studies Archive Proves to be “Tremendously Valuable”

As the first in the Women’s Studies archive, this collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles and triumphs, and provides researchers with valuable insights. As a comprehensive academic-level archival resource, Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and … Read more

Not Sure Which PD Collections to Choose?

We’ve done the work for you. To make selecting PD collections on GVRL even easier, below is a sample chart identifying key subject areas from four of Gale’s top PD publishing partners. Each curated collection brings together authoritative content to assist educators in meeting their strategic goals.

Impacting the Community One Graduate at a Time

| By Michelle Jeske, City Librarian, and Viviana Casillas, Librarian/Program Manager, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO | In 2015, the Denver Public Library (DPL) began providing Career Online High School to address needs identified in an earlier community assessment survey. According to the survey, 14 percent of Denver residents did not have a high school diploma … Read more

Empowering Newsmakers

| By Brian Risse, Vice President, Public Library, Wholesale, and Large Print Sales | As I think about the impact that libraries have on the community, it’s hard not to reflect on the 2018 federal budget that proposed to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the advocacy efforts needed to defend … Read more