St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture is “Highly Recommended”

The St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture includes over 500 pages organized into 210 articles that examine the history and contributions of hip-hop to American and global culture. It provides an indispensable authoritative reference resource defining, exploring, and analyzing this significant aspect of culture and history. Recently, Library Journal and American Reference Books Annual published positive reviews … Read more

New Content and Improved User Experience for Gale LegalForms

This online resource which helps users understand common legal procedures and provides access to thousands of customizable legal documents has been enhanced. Users will experience the following updates: Improved navigation and simplified form search New content Adding 6,000 new state-specific Legal Q&A, bringing total to 12,000 LegalLife® lifecycle articles, aligning legal topics with major life … Read more

Gale Employees Donate Necessities to Freedom House Detroit

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | In 1983, horrified by reports of political torture and murder in El Salvador, a group of Detroiters came together to help refugees who fled that country and were arriving in the city in droves due to its proximity to Canada—just like that, Freedom House was born. … Read more

Helpful Resources for Supporting Your LGBTQ Community

This is only a selection of resources that might be helpful when looking at ways to support the LGBTQ community. ONLINE AND ELECTRONIC RESOURCES Archives of Sexuality and Gender Offers the largest collection of materials available to support the study of gender and sexuality, providing library patrons with unparalleled access to primary sources for information, … Read more

Sequoia Middle School Empowers Young Researchers

Serving approximately 850 middle schoolers, Sequoia Middle School has a strong academic background, and is working diligently to strengthen their students’ writing skills. For many of the school’s students, English is a second language, which means that teachers need the right resources to support students’ current needs as well as adequately prepare them for the … Read more

Social Media Use on the Rise Amongst Teens…in the 1860’s

What comes to mind when someone mentions social media? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, social media is defined as “websites and computer programs that allow people to communicate and share information on the internet using a computer or mobile phone.” The same dictionary defines social networking as “the use of websites and other internet services … Read more

The “Granddaddy of Guides”

Gale Directory of Databases offers comprehensive coverage of the electronic database industry, profiling more than 14,000 databases and more than 3,000 producers, online services, and vendors/distributors in an easy-to-use format. This month, Booklist published a fantastic, witty article by Mike Bemis, a former reference librarian at Washington County Public Library in Minnesota, where he questions: “why search the … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in May 2018

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 Aawliyat al-Ulum wa-al-Tiknulujiya (SyndiGate Media Inc.) Peer-reviewed Academic Journal of Research in Economics … Read more

Gale Interactive Takes the Struggle Out of Science

Gale Interactive: Science provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science subjects. Authoritative, high-quality digital content is paired with interactive 3D models to empower a complete learning solution. Going beyond just simple, flat text on a page, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online tool that empowers instructors to teach science topics in biology, chemistry, and earth … Read more

Supporting LGBTQ People—in the Library and the Community

Public libraries are committed to reflecting the diversity of their patrons via collections, programs, and services. The thousands of public libraries across the nation have the capacity to spark community conversations and actions that further understanding and address local needs. Serving and supporting LGBTQ patrons requires more than creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere and … Read more