Support Patrons Affected by the Pandemic

| By Lisa Novohatski, Marketing Analytics Consultant | Gale Analytics: Tip of the Month This month, take a step forward in your, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts. Watch this 45-minute on-demand training webinar to learn how to use Gale Analytics: Community Insights to support those disproportionately affected by the pandemic: Identify key income groups … Read more

Black History: Resistance and Resilience

| By Traci Cothran | Black History Month provides an opportunity for teachers and students to talk about the lives of influential Black leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Frederick Douglass, to name a few. But there are many other stories out there. Our Gale In Context: Biography database … Read more

Tracking Archaeology in The Illustrated London News

Creating an Export Workflow Using the Gale Digital Scholar Lab | By Sarah Ketchley, Digital Humanities Specialist, Gale | Cover photo from The Illustrated London News This digital project was prompted by my interest in the reporting of archaeology in The Illustrated London News, a publication notable for its fine illustrations and contributions by some … Read more

Creative (and Practical) Ways Educators Are Tackling Social-Emotional Learning

| By Gale Staff | The pandemic has disrupted most, if not all, aspects of our lives. This rings especially true for educators who have continued working to overcome the challenges and disruptions prompted by COVID-19. The 2020-21 school year has been anything but normal. Students, families, and staff members alike are dealing with new … Read more

The History of Angel Island Immigration Station

| By Tara Atterberry | An educated review of North American immigration isn’t complete without discussion of New York Harbor’s Ellis Island, the primary East Coast port of entry into the United States from 1892 to 1924.1 Although immigration into North America had occurred for more than 300 years by the time Ellis Island opened … Read more

2021 Newbery Titles in Large Print Now Available

| By Thorndike Staff | For nearly 100 years, the most outstanding contributions to children’s literature have been recognized with the Newbery Medal, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the United States. In its inaugural year, Hendrik Willem van Loon was recognized with the medal for The Story of Mankind, an exploration of … Read more

The Story of Blues Legend Ma Rainey

| By Andrea Drouillard | I confess. I’ve given into guilty-pleasure binge-watching during the pandemic: Schitt’s Creek, Selling Sunset, and Tiger King, to name a few. I’ve also enjoyed period pieces, such as Bridgerton and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Period pieces always leave me wanting to know more. So I set out to learn more … Read more