Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba

| By Traci Cothran | Inspiration for life-long learning comes from all kinds of places.  Recently my teen got tickets to a music concert by the French artist, Jain. I knew nothing of her or her music, but played my role as the transportation provider for this event.  The show, it turned out, was great—Jain’s … Read more

The “Best Of” For Students Books: What’s New!

| By Michelle Lee, Sr Content Developer | Our new For Students “Best Of” volumes feature brand-new entries on works that have been previously covered in the series.  The entries—completely rewritten and refreshed—contain all new criticism and images and include new For Student features, such as a modernized page design.   The “Best Of” volumes … Read more

Rossland Public Library Encourages Access to Gale Courses

| By Gale Staff | Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Rossland Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses through Gale Courses. Gale Courses, a 24/7 learning solution featuring more than 360 instructor-led online courses, focuses on personal growth and professional development. Six-week courses in language learning, accounting, computer … Read more

The Many Religions of America: A New Scholarly Experience in Researching America’s Religious Life

| By Bennett Graff | In 2017, I became an acquisitions editor for Gale, joining a talented team of editors responsible for the Gale Primary Sources collection of digital archives. For me this was a welcome return as I recalled fondly my earlier tenure over a decade ago as Gale’s lead microfilm editor. During that period, … Read more

Adventures in 3D Anatomy: From Reluctant Developer to Enthusiastic User

| By Darren Hoffmann, Ph.D. | How is it possible that someone who has been involved in developing 3D anatomy technologies for 12 years took 7 of those years to find a way to teach with it effectively? I prided myself on being a great teacher. In every possible sense – a good explainer, an … Read more

Champaign County Library Offers Free Automotive Repair Help Online

| By Gale Staff | Champaign County residents can access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available on the Champaign County Library website. Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels. No other source contains more years, makes, and models. “ChiltonLibrary helps patrons save … Read more

First St. Charles Public Library Student Receives Career Online High School Diploma

On March 3rd, Elizabeth Nitkiewicz was St. Charles Public Library’s first graduate through Career Online High School. The program is nationally accredited and allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. In January of 2017, the St. Charles Public Library began offering qualified residents the opportunity to earn an … Read more

Entrepreneurship: What’s Really Important

| By Matthew Miskelly | This blog is the second in my four-part series on entrepreneurship. (Actually, that line was supposed to be a joke, but in a few minutes I’ll be halfway there, so who knows?) For my first blog a few months ago, I interviewed two small business owners, Gordie Richard and James … Read more