Gale’s Holiday Book Sale Raises Funds for Reading Is Fundamental

| By Jennifer Stock | This year, I became the new project editor for the Something About the Author series. Featuring emerging and established authors/illustrators in the fields of children’s and young adult literature, this series includes images of the entrants, as well as numerous book covers and interior illustrations. Each of the books that have images … Read more

A Christmas Carol: Keynesian, Freudian, and Spiritualist Perspectives on a Holiday Classic

Most think of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) as the heartwarming story of how a coldhearted miser turns from his ruthless and greedy ways to a life of charity and joy, embracing love and egalitarianism as a reflection of the Christmas spirit. Some scholars, however, would argue that such a reading gets it wrong. The novella, which receives thorough treatment in the digital collections of Gale Literary Sources, has been the subject of unexpected interpretations by critics who seek to illuminate its author, contextualize its composition, and explicate its allegorical content.

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Gale Small Business Builder’s Nonprofit Path is Enhanced

Gale listens to your feedback. As we head into the new year, Gale Small Business Builder‘s nonprofit users will see new tools and features aligned more closely with their needs. Enhancements to ideation, break-even, and planning activities have been updated with the social entrepreneur in mind. Ideation Aspiring founders need frameworks that help them vet their … Read more

Librarian, Jill Skwerski, Endorses Career Online High School

| Originally published by the Chicago Tribune | This November, Jill Skwerski of Arlington Heights had a Q&A interview with Genevieve Bookwalter, a reporter for Pioneer Press. As a community engagement librarian for Evanston Public Library, Swerski spoke about her excitement for Career Online High School.  Take a look at her enthusiasm: Q: What are … Read more

Gale’s Hackathon: Passionate People Working on New Ideas

| By Aimme Keener | Gale’s credo starts with the statement “We believe in the power and joy of learning,” and the technology team truly embraces this.  Once a month, our team stops all of its day-to-day work on the floor and participates in a hackathon. Hackathons aren’t new.  They have become mainstream in the … Read more

Los Angeles Public Library Hits 100th Graduate Milestone

| Originally posted on the LAPL Blog by Kelly Tyler, senior librarian| On September 1, 2017 the Los Angeles Public Library hit a big milestone with the Career Online High School diploma and career certificate program when Tania Velasquez completed her coursework to become the 100th graduate! Managing Librarian, Kelly Tyler, recently sat down with Tania to discuss her … 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

Mid-Continent Public Library Offers New Tools for Entrepreneurs

| Originally published by Starland News, sponsored by Mid-Continent Public Library | With more than 30 libraries in the Kansas City region, the Mid-Continent Public Library offers entrepreneurs a wealth of tools beyond books on shelves. From databases to software to an array of events, MCPL provides a trove of information to better build a … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in November 2017 

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. Academic OneFile Advances in Orthopedic Surgery (Hindawi Limited) 2356-6825 Peer-reviewed Advances in Public Health (Hindawi … Read more