ccAdvisor Reviews Testing and Education Reference Center

| By Gale Staff | ccAdvisor just published its review on Gale’s Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC). A valuable online tool, Testing and Education Reference Center is used by library patrons of all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Read below to see why this … Read more

Library Journal Calls Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab “Innovative” & “Fascinating”

| By Gale Staff | Since its release last year, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab has been making waves and transforming the way scholars and students access and analyze Gale primary source content. Offering solutions to some of the most common challenges facing researchers in the digital humanities today, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab integrates an unmatched depth and breadth of digital … Read more

Libraries Can Help You with Your Car Needs

| By Gale Staff | The Columbus Public Library offers ChiltonLibrary, providing residents with 24/7 car care knowledge including maintenance and specification tables, step by step service and repair instructions, a labor estimating tool, vacuum and wiring diagrams, close-up photographs and illustrations, and of course a print tool so you can print out exactly what you … Read more

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

| By Traci Cothran |

How wonderful is it that following the release of the movie “Hidden Figures,” the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson are now known by millions?  Their collective story is an impressive and important one, yet it’s a part of our history that’s been concealed for decades.

What other significant contributions by women are also shielded from view?  It’s a joy to uncover these gems, and allow them to inspire other women and girls today.  To me, that’s what Women’s History Month is all about—shining a light on the often overlooked contributions made by women throughout history.

Here are just a few, randomly chosen women from today and yesterday whose work and lives are notable.  You’ll find them all in Biography In Context, among other Gale resources.  As you read about them, you’re bound to discover other interesting women, too!

Maria Tallchief – (1925-2013) Tallchief was the first American-born woman to achieve prima ballerina status at a major dance company; she was also a member of the Osage Nation.  She’s featured this month in Research In Context.

Zora Neale Hurston – (1891-1960) A writer and major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston is a favorite of mine, for both her wonderful writing and her ability to live an unconventional life for women of her era.

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Seven Tips to Jump Start Your Small Business

| By Gale Staff | As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation … Read more

Releasing in May: The Business and Culture of Sports

| By Elizabeth Ferguson | Have you filled out your bracket? Beginning on March 19, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will host its annual March Madness men’s Division I basketball tournament. Over the course of about 3 weeks, 68 qualifying college teams in the United States will compete for the coveted national championship in this … Read more

An Inside Look at ChiltonLibrary and Car Care Programming Ideas

| By Holly Hibner | Here in Michigan, we take our automobiles pretty seriously; it is very common for laypeople to perform routine maintenance and basic repairs on their own vehicles. My husband wouldn’t dream of paying for an oil change or a tire rotation! But when both got new vehicles in 2016, general maintenance wasn’t as easy … Read more

New Content Added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History

| By Gale Staff | Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 75 primary sources (52 text items and 23 images) with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom workflow. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage of classic American literature, literary figures, and political figures. Among the … Read more

Empower Student Entrepreneurs, Register for NACCE Webinar

| By Gale Staff | Did you know nearly half of Gen Z plan to become entrepreneurs? 41% of Gen Zers plan to start their own business and 17% of university students plan to start a business before graduation, regardless of their major. Recently, we surveyed an entrepreneurial creativity class to assess their comfort level … Read more

A New Look for Gale Primary Sources

| By Megan Sullivan and Doran Steele, Product Managers, Gale Primary Sources| New Design Gale’s Primary Sources team is working on updating and refreshing the interfaces for our line of historical resources.  You may have noticed that our new Religions of America resource (releasing in March 2019) features broader screens that take better advantage of … Read more