The Life and Literary Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe

| By Kevin J. Hayes, Guest Contributor | Although readers will often dip into the Dictionary of Literary Biography 393: Edgar Allan Poe: A Documentary Volume to find facts, leaf through the copious illustrations, and read individual items pertinent to their interests, this documentary biography can be read cover to cover, in the same way … Read more

Teaching Beyond Borders: 4 Thanksgiving Celebrations Across the Globe

| By Gale Staff | Have you ever wondered how Thanksgiving is celebrated around the world? Teachers can celebrate several holidays in their elementary classrooms throughout the fall semester. Alongside the more traditional and familiar Western observances, educators might embrace a more diversified approach to seasonal holidays, welcoming new perspectives and encouraging young students’ curiosity … Read more

Explore the Endangered Species Act through the Ages

| By Gale Staff | December 28, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This vital legislation has created a framework through which government agencies, local organizations, and private individuals can collaborate to protect and conserve vulnerable species. Thanks to the ESA, remarkable animals like the American alligator, the peregrine falcon, … Read more

Friendswood Library Celebrates Their First Graduate

| By Gale Staff | Congratulations Friendswood Library on your first Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School graduate Megan Mays! We celebrate her accomplishments and wish her luck in her future plans. “I had a great time with the Excel Adult [High School] online program. I’m so thankful to the Friends of the Friendswood Library for awarding … Read more

New Titles for Gale OneFile, September 2023

| By Gale Staff | Gale Academic OneFile Gale General OneFile Gale OneFile: Educator’s Reference Complete Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine Gale OneFile: News Gale OneFile: High School Edition Gale OneFile: Informe Académico

Promoting Adult Education and Family Literacy This (And Every) Week

| By Gale Staff | During Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 18–24), you have a chance to promote the many ways your library supports these important, mission-critical functions. In addition to helping adults build their foundational skills, the National Coalition for Literacy aptly broadens adult education activities to include developing computer skills, studying … Read more

Stressing STEM Education to Increase Student Success

| By Elizabeth Mohn | New scientific discoveries and technological developments—such as advances in quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and space exploration—have captured headlines in the United States and around the world in recent months. These and other scientific and technological developments have highlighted the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, as students … Read more

Discovering Hispanic Trailblazers

| By Carol Brennan | September 15 is the designated start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States. It’s an opportunity to discover how comprehensive a resource Gale In Context: Biography is for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. We’re honored to highlight some of the many fascinating trailblazers and emerging leaders from Latin America who’ve … Read more