Literary Milestones in Women’s History

| By Carol Schwartz, Senior Content Developer, Gale | As the end of International Women’s History Month approaches, Gale would like to take a moment to recognize a few milestones in women’s literary history. Early eleventh century: Japan’s Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji is considered by many to have been the first novel. 1648: … Read more

Women’s History Month 2022: The Last Ones

| By Carol Brennan | For this final installment celebrating the trailblazing women who have shaped the modern world, we dug deeply to find some of the figures dealing with legal battles inside Gale In Context: Biography. These activists and advocates earned their place by being the last of their gender to have been prevented … Read more

The Past Is the Future: Parallels to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Gale Case Studies: Refugees and Migration

| By Rebecca Parks | Like most people, I woke up to the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, with shock and horror. As the troops advanced, the civilian population fled; in 10 days, more than 1.5 million Ukrainians had crossed the border into neighboring countries. By March 15, the … Read more

The Educational Value of “Dangerous” Comic Books

Explore the issue within Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints | By Durf Humphries | Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints recently updated the Book Banning portal with new content. However, restricting or banning books, including comic books, is nothing new. Since comic books began to gain popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, many … Read more

New Portal: The Bureau of Indian Affairs

| By Gale Staff | A new portal on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints discusses the history of a government entity that for more than 150 years enacted some of the most harmful policies applied to Indigenous populations in the United States. In the twenty-first century, the BIA … Read more

Women’s History Month 2022: Died Rich

| By Carol Brennan | For this week’s peek inside Gale In Context: Biography for Women’s History Month 2022, we’re celebrating women who amassed significant financial power over the centuries. This list of sharp minds who defied the odds may be scant, but Gale’s enormous database is a treasure trove of biographical essays on intriguing … Read more

March 2022 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| By Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads [] shares the top 10 books that librarians across the country love. The monthly Indie Next list [] compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the … Read more

Product Update: New Topic Pages in Gale Literature Criticism

| By Gale Staff | We are pleased to announce the release of 90 new topic pages in Gale Literature Criticism. These new pages focus on diverse authors and their works, and include every topic produced across the 10 Literature Criticism series since June 2020. Each topic page includes an overview essay, links to related … Read more