Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

| By Gale Staff | That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to … Read more

School Library Journal Lists Three Gale Databases as “Must-Haves”

| By Sydney Fairman | Recently, School Library Journal published a list of Must-Have Databases for School Research. The list was finalized based on input from School Library Journal reviewers, as well as responses from an August online survey of independent school librarians gathered by Selene Athas, director of libraries at Roland Park Country School … Read more

Vampires, Skeletons, and Monsters

| By Gale Staff | As Halloween approaches, readers with an interest in the eerie and macabre side of literary history can find plenty to keep them up at night in Literature Criticism Series. Volume 200 of Short Story Criticism, for example, is a triple-feature of horror, with entries on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Reviews Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

| By Sydney Fairman | With over 32 chapters identifying areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies, Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer for the study of gender, including women’s, queer, and men’s studies. By employing other disciplines such as literature, film, art, history and more, this volume … Read more

Gale Products Support The Great American Read

| By Traci Cothran & Catherine DiMercurio | These last few months, PBS created a whole campaign and shows around The Great American Read. They selected 100 books and asked viewers to note which novel impacted them the most, culminating in the announcement of the #1 “Great American Read.” Finalists were announced, building anticipation for … Read more

Empower Students with Research In Context

| By Sydney Fairman | Designed specifically for middle school students, Research In Context supports the development of information and digital literacy skills. Young researchers will be inspired by how quickly they can navigate and find the answers they need. Categories cover the most studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature, … Read more

Library Journal Reviews Gale’s Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Sydney Fairman | Containing over 3,000 titles from the original 48 states and issues from 15 foreign countries, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital collection in the United States. Featuring tens of thousands of issues, with publications that range from two to as many as 50 … Read more

Thorndike Press and Five Star Publishing Now on Edelweiss+

| By Gale Staff | Thorndike Press offers the largest collection of best-selling books in large print, and Five Star Publishing publishes award-winning western and frontier fiction titles. We’re excited to announce that both publishers are now on Edelweiss+, making it easier for librarians to stay on top of new and upcoming titles and stay … Read more

Two Impressive Reviews for Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

| By Sydney Fairman | One of the first digital archives on far-right and left political groups, Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century explores the development, actions, and ideologies behind extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century. Containing over 600,000 pages of content such as campaign materials, propaganda, government records, and various ephemera, … Read more

GED® Now Counts for Credit Toward a Career Online High School Diploma

| By Porter Beermann, Smart Horizons Career Online Education | Students can now use successfully completed components of the GED® for transfer credit to help them earn their accredited high school diploma Smart Horizons Career Online High School recently announced that students can now apply successfully completed General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) segments toward their Career … Read more