Front and Center: Our Newest Titles

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I heard about the new titles to be published by Gale in the upcoming months, I was geeked. Why? Because I heard that features such as video, printable worksheets, and instructional guides would be integrated into the final product. As a former teacher, I couldn’t wait to get up close … Read more

Gale Researches: A Wrinkle in Time

| By Debra Kirby | I am counting the days until the March release of A Wrinkle in Time, the movie based on Madeleine L’Engle’s award-winning novel. In anticipation of the movie, I decided to spend a little time revisiting the story by checking to see what Gale resources could provide. Like all forays into Gale … Read more

Latinos Need Reliable Health Information to Promote Good Health

| By Jacqueline Longe | Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edición Abreviada en Español brings health information to Spanish speakers Hispanics make up 17% of the United States’ population. Only a fourth of Hispanics in the United States have a regular primary care physician (PCP) and that’s primarily because Latinos are overall in better health. According to … Read more

Tulsa City-County Library Supports Small Business with Gale Small Business Builder

  | Originally posted on tulsalibrary.org | Tulsa City-County Library now offers a new resource to help plan, launch, manage, and grow your small business for the long run. The Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool to help aspiring entrepreneurs and experienced small-business owners bring their dreams to life.    Ideal … Read more

Wosets, Wockets and Waskets

| By Debra Kirby |

The wild, wacky and wonderful world of Dr. Seuss has been the salvation of many an exhausted parent who, ready to call it a night, succumbs to their child’s plaintive cry for just one more bedtime story. The easy rhyming flow in Dr. Seuss stories always made it easy for me to read just a little longer.  There’s a Wocket in my Pocket was a favorite of both my daughters, who could recite word for word, page by page well before they were able to read – providing an opportunity for a little fun with unsuspecting relatives and friends who were amazed at how advanced my 3-year-old girls were.

I’ve been fortunate enough to continue to enjoy Dr. Seuss through my grandchildren and various mentoring programs through the years. The student I’m currently mentoring is a second grader who says Dr. Seuss is her favorite author, and Green Eggs and Ham her favorite book, though we recently both found Fox in Sox a little trying.

In honor of the National Education Association’s Read Across America, which kicks off on March 2, and is also Dr. Seuss’s birthday, I decided to learn a little more about the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, whose real name was Theodor Geisel. There are many interesting and some surprising facts to be found in Gale databases. Here are a few:

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Take Your Students on a Virtual Field Trip!

| By Traci Cothran | Last fall, some of our Gale database staffers were invited to participate in creating Digital Adventures—a virtual field trip—with Detroit Public TV, the Michigan Electronic Library (MEL), the Detroit Zoo, the Leslie Nature and Science Center, the Organization for Bat Conservation, area teachers, as well as other industry colleagues.  The … Read more

A Large Print Collection as Diverse as its Readers

The ALA states, “As our nation increasingly becomes more diverse, so should library collections, staff and our nation’s social consciousness.” Being a struggling reader is challenging enough, but not being able to identify culturally with the books they are reading can also be frustrating. Thorndike Press is excited to share a large print collection curated … Read more

Arrowhead Library System Now Offers Free, Online Instructor-Led Courses

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has acquired Gale Courses from Gale, a Cengage Company. Through this unique program, Rock County residents can use their library card to access over 365 free instructor-led, online courses. “Part of our mission at Arrowhead Library System is to inspire and engage life-long learning in our community, with Gale Courses, Rock … Read more

Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

| By Traci Cothran | Like many other people, I love to learn new things – with history being my favorite subject.  At Gale, we have a volunteer program at a local elementary school where we are “reading buddies” with kids once a week.  It’s nice to laugh with these youngsters, and it’s fun to … Read more