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

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

Kansas City Offers Adults the Opportunity to Earn their High School Diploma

| Originally posted on kshb.com | Like many parents, Tierra Lewis helps her children with their homework after school. A year-and-a-half ago Lewis started doing her own homework alongside them. “Sometimes they play the teacher and I’ll be the student and then I’m the teacher and they are the student so we kind of think of different … Read more

BBC Videos Enhance Learning in Gale Resources

| By Mark Mikula | As part of an agreement with the BBC, Gale has acquired 2250 videos for inclusion in a variety of electronic databases. The videos feature professional narration, award-winning production values, and dynamic images, delving into a range of topics of interest to our users. Most of them are less than ten … 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

New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Presents Five Star Authors with First Place

Five Star Publishing, part of Cengage Learning, debuted in 1995 with four original Western titles published in hardcover format. Now publishing many award-winning, highly-reviewed Western and American Historical Fiction novels, Five Star titles will please even the most fastidious reader. The New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards is organized by The New Mexico Book Co-op, a not-for-profit organization … Read more

Now Offering: Library Analytics with Free Tableau Output

With demographic data on who is and who isn’t using your library, you can develop programming and collections to better target populations and allocate resources more efficiently—maintaining your library’s prominent status in the community. An innovative new feature, available with the Analytics On Demand dashboard, provides users with a file that can be easily shared with … Read more