Product Update: TERC Transitions to Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep

| By Gale Staff | Introducing Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep On Friday, December 18, 2020, Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC) will become Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep. In addition to the new name, Peterson’s Test Prep will have enhancements to better support users. These include: Streamlined navigation to help users find desired content, … Read more

Car Tips: What To Do When Stuck in the Snow

| By Tracy Junker | Before you get stuck in the snow, here are some items to keep in your vehicle and some tips on how to get moving again. What to Carry in your Vehicle Small or collapsible shovel Boots (if you don’t regularly wear them) Sturdy pair of gloves or mittens and a … Read more

Keeping Pace in Your Career (and Life) with Gale Courses

| By Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner |

Personal and professional development is one of the least-served but most important aspects of anyone’s job. This is especially true in the world of libraries. Serving library patrons depends on library staff being up-to-date in a variety of subjects. Ask any librarian out there on the front lines of service and all will agree that keeping up to date in everything from technology to the latest best seller is essential!

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Updates to My Account – Amended 11/06/18

| By Gale Staff |

Enhancements to improve your immediate online ordering experience are underway. We will be communicating additional enhancements as they roll out in a phased approach.

November 6 Update

Although critical issues have been resolved,

  • Wish List pricing and the ability to move items to the shopping cart have temporarily been suspended through November 12, 2018, as our development team works to improve functionality. To inquire about pricing or purchase items in your Wish List during this time, please download your Wish List and send to your Library Sales Consultant with your desired direction.
  • Slowness and intermittent errors have been reported by a handful of customers. The development team is actively working to optimize backend processing to improve performance. These issues are difficult to duplicate, so if you are able to share with Gale Customer Service, it would be most appreciated.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued patience.

As of July 1, you will notice:

  • Quick and accurate invoice association
  • Streamlined checkout
  • A new look and feel with Gale branding. Please note, when you are in your Thorndike Press My Account, the Thorndike Press logo will be visible. If you do not see the Thorndike Press logo, you are in the Gale catalog.

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Seven Reasons to Secure LegalForms in Your Library

| By Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly |

A common reference question received at public library reference desks is whether the library has legal forms. When you get that question as a generalist reference librarian (ie. not a law librarian…), it is very comforting to know that the Gale LegalForms resource is at the ready.

State-Specific
My library has access to the Michigan legal forms, so we know they are relevant to our state laws. There are categories like divorce, bankruptcy, power of attorney, and incorporation (among others). You simply choose a category and then choose from a list of available forms.  Each form gives a full description to help laypeople choose the right one. With one click, the form opens with spaces to click and fill in your own information like your name, city, and even case number. Forms are available in a variety of formats, including Microsoft Word, Rich Text, PDF, and sometimes even Word Perfect. The forms included in the database are official forms that law firms use, so you never have to wonder if they will be accepted by the court system.

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Big Read, Big Print, Big Impact

|  By Mary Smith, Editorial Director, Thorndike Press |

Thorndike Press is happy to announce The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien will be available in large print, October 10, 2017. This book was named one of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read books.

This would be a great community read title as it appeals to a very large segment; community reads always add excitement and energy to any library program.  Many high schools use this title in their curriculum and for those of us over 50, the Vietnam War was a defining moment in our life.

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Promotional Material Downloads for Gale Courses

Instructor-led online Gale Courses for libraries

Support personal and professional learners with online education to transform lives and foster positive change with Gale Courses. To help market the program at your library, download materials below. Press Release Template Newsletter Template  Animated Banners 120×90 125×125 125×125 v2o Logo Social Media Sample Posts; also, see how other libraries are talking about Gale Courses … Read more

Offsetting the Diploma Deficit

Today, the high school dropout rate has reached epidemic levels. There are nearly 40 million Americans without a high school diploma—and those adults looking to return to high school have limited options. The startling figures below from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey, uncover just how many adults in each state has less … Read more

Small Business Resource Center Enhanced Experience Now Available

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New enhancements now available in Small Business Resource Center (SBRC). You and your users can experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key business stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—plus, new content, features, and enhanced functionality.

Enhancements for the current small business owner, as well as the aspiring entrepreneur
 SBRC users are now able to access the most popular features of leading Gale products, including:

  • Integration with G Suite for Education tools, including Gmail, Drive, Docs, and more
  • Highlights and notes to select and annotate important text to view, print, or export
  • Improved translation with text translation in 23 languages and platform translation in 34
  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology to hear the article read out loud and download the audio file to take with them on their phone or other mobile device.
  • Mobile-optimized display and improved user experience on all devices
  • Citation Tools that generate APA, MLA, and Chicago Style citations in the most recent format

The same great content…and then some
SBRC brings together hundreds of sample business plans, small business journals, and resources for many aspects of business: accounting, HR, management, marketing, taxes, and more. Content now includes a wide range of media and sources:

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