Political Extremism & Radicalism Archive: Why Create it and Why it is Important Now More Than Ever?

| By Rachel Holt | When telling friends and family that I was working on a digital archive focusing on right-wing extremists, far-left militants and a wide range of radical movements in between, the most common response was ‘why’?  To answer that I must explain the motivation that triggered this project, as well as why such … Read more

Twenty-Five Years Later: The Murder of Stephen Lawrence

“The community was already in mourning… they were really frightened when their young ones go out, because they don’t know when the police be knocking the door.” Interview with an anonymous source by Dr Gavin Bailey, Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr Ben Lee, Lancaster University, 2015, which will be featured in Gale’s Political Extremism and … Read more

Avon Library Helps Residents with Legal Needs

Gale LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. Patrons can take the law into their own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress. Gale LegalForms, complete with Law Digest module, offers the most robust collection of accessible legal information available. Recently, Avon Library acquired Gale LegalForms calling it an authoritative … Read more

Library Journal Reviews Pacifism Resources

Recently, Rob Tench, Librarian at Old Dominion University Libraries, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by reviewing resources on pacifism—the opposition of war, militarism, or conflict. He states, “although the volume of research on war far outpaces that on pacifism, these offerings more than make up in quality what may be … Read more

Warsaw Community Schools Propose Adoption of GVRL

Gale eBooks on GVRL offer a means to integrate quality digital nonfiction content into a K-12 curriculum while providing a successful online research experience. With expert authoritative content from top publishers, teachers and students have access to trustworthy resources to enrich their learning, delivered through a user-friendly platform. Recently, Warsaw Community Schools proposed the adoption of GVRL to … Read more

Increase Access and Discovery with LMS Integration

| By Nicole Rakozy | As program manager for classroom solutions, I am deeply passionate about connecting users to the outstanding content available in the Gale collections. Previously, I worked as an editor collaborating with hundreds of esteemed faculty members at distinguished universities to develop eBooks for GVRL. Many of these resources push the boundaries of … Read more

Web Accessibility and Color: It Doesn’t Have to Be Grey

| By Matt Long, Gale Software Engineering Manager | For a number of reasons, dealing with—or even understanding—the importance of color to web accessibility can easily fall low on the priority list. However, color contrast is a very important aspect of web accessibility. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to understand and adhere to. There are 2 … Read more

The Quest for a Good Book

| By Mary Ruby | A question every librarian has encountered begins with “can you recommend a good book . . . .?” Whether that sentence’s conclusion is “for a twelve-year-old who loves dragons” or “about women in science” or “for my book club,” it counts as a reader’s advisory query. The goal of reader’s … Read more

Gale Researches: Stubby—the Four-Legged War Hero

| By Traci Cothran | There’s been something of a love fest going on between Sgt. Stubby and the Gale K12 Content Team these last few months, ever since we heard word about the “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” movie being released this week. It’s easy to understand why, of course: Stubby is an adorable … Read more