Gale Primary Sources: Sources in U.S. History Online and State Archive Product Enhancements Launching July 31

| By Joseph Williams | We’re thrilled to announce that on Friday, July 31, 2020, Gale will release an enhanced user experience for five products in our Sources in U.S. History Online series. As part of this update, the following five products will be migrating to our Archives Unbound resource with new collection names:  Sources in … Read more

Elementary Teachers Win with New Gale In Context: For Educators

| By Liz Collins & Gintas Bradunas | “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.” – Josef Albers The art of lesson planning often starts with a search: “Resources to teach about weather”“4th grade lesson plans”“Branches of government 5th grade” Where that search takes place often makes … Read more

Building Bridges Toward Equality

A Statement from Gale Leadership  Earlier this month, Cengage CEO, Michael E. Hansen, issued the following statement about racial injustice in the United States, reflecting the views of all Cengage companies, including Gale.  “The unjust murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor (and countless others), are painful reminders of the systemic oppression faced by the Black community for far too long in the United … Read more

Literary Index Receives Major Enhancements

| By Gale Staff | Let the countdown begin! On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Literary Index will receive product enhancements and become Gale Literary Index. These product enhancements are designed to ensure secured access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. In addition to an updated product name, Gale Literary Index will also receive the following … Read more

Excitement over Latest Women’s Studies Archive Collection

| By Gale Staff | The second installment of the award-winning series, Women’s Studies Archive, goes beyond the historical one-sided male perspective by sharing women’s stories from eminent libraries and archives around the world. Voice and Vision explores the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th and 20th centuries (1780‒2000) in primary source materials examining suffrage, … Read more

Educators Discuss Practical SEL Ideas at Virtual Summit

| By Gintas Bradunas | At a time when new ideas and approaches are needed the most, many of our best sources for inspiration and support have closed. From watercoolers to happy hours to meetups to conferences, these often-underappreciated sources of innovation have been largely stripped away due to COVID-19. And students feel it too. … Read more

Build on Visual Literacy with Graphic Novels

| By Traci Cothran | Graphic novels have gotten a bad rap—dismissed as being too simplistic, “not real books,” along with other misconceptions. The truth is, today’s graphic novels require students to use critical-thinking skills, as they’re challenged to read in a nonlinear fashion: They must decode literary devices and themes; understand symbolism, inference, foreshadowing, … Read more