Superheroes & Sequels – Domination at the Box Office

| By Mike Tyrkus | Once again, superhero films dominated the domestic box office. The king of the box office this past year also happened to be the newly-crowned ruler of Wakanda and the star of his self-titled film Black Panther. The latest Marvel blockbuster earned over $700 million domestically to garner a worldwide total … Read more

Finding Hidden Figures with Gale’s Biography In Context

| By Laura Avery | February is Black History Month, which is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Americans of African descent. While Gale’s Biography In Context offers extensive content on well-known African Americans of various occupations, such as civil rights activists Pauli Murray and Fannie Lou Hamer, artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Edmonia Lewis, and … Read more

A Landmark Synthesis of Global Queer History

| By Howard Chiang | The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History is the product of two years of focused labor by hundreds of researchers and editors. The ambitious three-volume set, composed of nearly 450 commissioned articles and sidebars, reflects how the field of LGBTQ studies has engaged with social … Read more

Two Gale Titles Named 2019 PROSE Award Finalists

| By Gale Staff | Recently, two Gale titles have been named finalists in the Association of American Publishers (AAP) 2019 PROSE Awards – Gale Primary Sources’ Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the US, Europe and Australia and GVRL’s St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. The 165 … Read more

The “What Ifs” of History and Martin Luther King Jr.

| By Traci Cothran | What I love about history is there’s always something to learn from it.  We learn about what occurred and consider what else could have happened that may have changed the course of history. This Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I’m reminded of how King’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement … Read more

Explore Timely Coverage of Emerging Legal Issues

| By Mike Tyrkus | The need for a layperson’s comprehensive and understandable guide to terms, concepts, and historical developments in American law has traditionally been well met by The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law. Previously published in a third edition in 2010 (in eBook format) and 2011 (in print) by Gale, The Gale Encyclopedia … Read more

Inspire Learners to be Achievers with Gale’s In Context Suite

| By Sydney Fairman | In today’s digital age, news travels faster than ever. Because of the constant influx of information, it’s nearly impossible to know and teach every current event inside and out. Gale’s In Context suite meets the needs of today’s learners with a user-friendly, mobile-responsive design. Eye-catching, engaging, authoritative databases such as … Read more

The Sulphur Springs Public Library Graduates First Career Online High School Student

| By Tara Blair | Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program, allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. The program ensures student success through a flexible online platform, academic coaches, career guidance, and much more. Recently, the Sulphur Springs Public Library graduated their first Career Online … Read more

Updates to Gale’s Award-Winning Literary Series

| By Gale Staff | Coming January 18th, Gale is making exciting changes to how researchers view articles in some of Gale’s most trusted and popular series for literary analysis and biography including, Literature Criticism Online, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online, and Something About the Author Online. We heard you and in response to customer … Read more

Looking Back at 100 Years of Gillette Advertisements

| By Kevin Kohls | Earlier this week, Gillette razors made waves with a new ad that addresses toxic masculinity through the frame of Gillette’s past advertisements. The ad has brought forth passionate responses from those who support it as well as those who rebuke the message. With memorable taglines like “The Best a Man … Read more