Understanding the Cold War in East German Life through Primary Sources

| By Rey Yuan, Gale Ambassador at Rice University | What comes to your mind when you hear “The Cold War”? The nuclear missile crisis, the “Red Scare,” or perhaps the Iron Curtain speech? As a history major, I have long been intrigued by the incredible complexities of Cold War historiography. In particular, I have … Read more

ChiltonLibrary Translation Tool for English Language Learners

| By Chilton Staff | According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 22 percent of households have at least one member who speaks a language other than English at home1. With the ChiltonLibrary on-page ReadSpeaker accessibility tool, users can easily translate service manual text into more than 20 languages. In addition, the text-to-speech feature reads the … Read more

Artificial Intelligence: What You Need to Know

| By K. Lee Lerner, M.Ed. | Educators and librarians are now on the front lines of the generative artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. Advances in AI were patchy since the concept was first advanced in 1956 by research scientists who organized what was termed the Dartmouth Conference to discuss the creation of machines that could … Read more

Celebrating Women Who Impacted Early Labor Movements

| By Lucy Dow, Associate Acquisitions Editor at Gale, part of Cengage Group | Among perhaps the lesser-known contributions of women in the early twentieth century was their critical role in advancing the labor movement in North America, fighting for issues such as wage equality, employee benefits, and workplace safety. These concerns resonate in our … Read more