New American Decades Volume Covers Complex Topics

| By Gale Staff | American Decades: 2010–2019, which covers the cultural, political, and social developments of the previous decade, is being published this week by Gale. Like previous entries in the American Decades series, the reference encyclopedia introduces readers to a first draft of American history through topical chapters: The Arts, Business and the … Read more

Product Update: Gale Literature Improves Access

| By Gale Staff | It just got easier to access all of your literature resources from Gale. As libraries look to streamline access to resources, an increasing number of institutions are utilizing the Gale Literature cross-search as a primary access point for all of their literature content from Gale. While the majority of Gale … Read more

Gale Celebrates Women’s History Month with Release of Gale Case Studies: Women’s Issues

| By Rebecca Parks | March was officially designated Women’s History Month by the U.S. Congress in 1987 to recognize women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. Each year, the National Women’s History Alliance establishes a focus for this celebration of women. In recognition of the importance of caregivers and frontline workers during the COVID-19 … Read more

The Debate over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

| By Gale Staff | By mid-February 2022 in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic had killed an estimated 918,000 people, and more than 2,000 people continued to die from it each day. About 214 million people, more than 64 percent of Americans, had been fully vaccinated (and 76 percent partially vaccinated) with one of … Read more

Black Americans Who Made Entertainment History

| By Carol Brennan | Gale In Context: Biography is one of Gale’s premium online databases, and for Black History Month 2022, we’d like to highlight a few remarkable but lesser-known moments in entertainment history. Our titles feature thousands of biographical entries on Black Americans, including those of bygone performers and creative professionals who helped … Read more

Gladys West and the Invention of GPS

| By Carol Brennan | It’s likely that Gladys West (1930–) helped you arrive at your last destination safely and on time, thanks to one of the true marvels of our age, the Global Positioning System (GPS). Known for decades in her field as the mathematician who created the first geodetic model of the Earth, … Read more

The Achievements of Black American Athletes

| By Carol Brennan | For this week in Black History Month 2022, Gale celebrates the illustrious roster of Black American athletes whose thrilling feats have elevated them to iconic status.   The first Black American to become a celebrity for a combination of physical strength and exceptional focus was the boxer Jack Johnson, who claimed … Read more

Minding the Shift: A Librarian’s Transition

| By Jessica McIntosh | COVID-19 has thrown the world into a seemingly never-ending storm. Continuous conversation about societal shifts, the “Great Resignation,” and changes in education are heard daily. This constant communication has trickled down to impact individuals on a level we haven’t seen in decades. And now these changes have become personal. After … Read more

Look Inside: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index

| By Tara Atterberry | In 1922, husband and wife acrobats and German citizens Eric and Alma Phillip sailed from Bremen, Germany to New York City aboard the passenger ship S.S. Seydlitz. They intended to make a new home in North America. More than 1,200 other passengers from Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, the … Read more