The One-Stop Resource on Significant Players in Science

| By Kathy Nemeh, Senior Content Developer, Gale | American Men & Women of Science, 38th Edition will publish in June 2020 and introduce 6,000 new listees to this long-standing (in continuous publication since 1906), premier compendium of accomplished American scientists. American Men & Women of Science showcases the important work and achievements of prominent scientists in … Read more

Passenger & Immigration Lists Index Now On the Gale Directory Library Platform

| By Tara Atterberry | When I was a little girl in Rockwood, Michigan, I spent hours poring over the family photos and documents my grandmother stored in her bottom bureau drawer. I never tired of going through the old photos; handwritten family trees; and birth, marriage, and death certificates. On this side of the … Read more

Pride 2020: Equal Rights for All

| By Traci Cothran | Recent times in this country have caused many of us to reflect on our society’s gross inequities, including, for me, what my responsibilities are as a citizen and as an ally to the black and LGBTQIA+ communities. It’s sobering, and while there is much to do for me personally, and … Read more

Product Update: Testing & Education Reference Center

Test-taking Experience Migrates to Superior Platform | By Gale Staff | On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the test-taking experience in Testing & Education Reference Center will be migrated from BenchPrep to Desire2Learn, an online learning platform and a recognized brand in the learning management system space. This migration builds a foundation that will allow Testing … Read more

Keep Students Exploring with Gale In Context: Elementary

| By Gintas Bradunas | Consider the elementary school teacher struggling to keep her students engaged. In addition to keeping them on track, she has lofty goals to implement inquiry-based learning—to both immerse them in new ideas and instill a joy of learning. Sunday night, she was sure her lesson plan would be a hit, … Read more

Doomed to Repeat It

| By Andrea Drouillard | “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”1 Recently, I listened to a Facebook Live conversation featuring Dr. Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she spoke about history repeating itself and pondered the similarities between the George Floyd incident … Read more

A Step toward Understanding: Resources about Racism for Students

| By Traci Cothran | America is a great country, full of diversity, and we are once again grappling with the civil unrest that results from unresolved issues of racism and disparity. What I’ve learned in my study on racism is that it’s the responsibility of the people who hold the power and put the … Read more