New Content Recently Added to National Geographic Virtual Library

The content below has been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. To view a list of all the content included in the National Geographic collections and for complete coverage information, please visit our Database Titles List. Stay tuned for updates on new content! National Geographic: People, Animals, … Read more

Pounce into Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month with Our Newest eBook

| By Jason Everett | April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Each year during this month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) asks its supporters to raise awareness about the many issues facing animals today. Animals throughout the world are victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Although it … Read more

New to GVRL: Leveled Content with National Geographic Ladders Series

|By Nicole Albrecht | Picture this: A classroom filled with students reading various books and a teacher closely monitoring them. At first glance, you may think they are all reading the same text at the same level because all the books look the same. As you look closer, you will see that the three kids … Read more

Voices for Change—Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

| By Kathy Edgar | “Not one more!” “Refugees welcome!” “I can’t breathe!” “No Medicaid! No Life!” “We want our country back!” “Resist!” #MeToo. These slogans have echoed throughout various protests held within the last few years. Some chants, such as “Not one more” and “I can’t breathe” were used in the United States to … Read more

Do Computers Understand Our Emotions?

| By Misam Abbas | No. But computers can make guesses about our emotions, or sentiments, based on what we write and say. Sentiment analysis is the categorization of pieces of text as having varying degrees of  positive or negative sentiment using computational methods. For example, humans can easily see the sentiment of each of … Read more

Subject Searching

| By Heather Hedden | Back in the 1990s, the full browsable subject thesaurus used in InfoTrac was the default end-user display for initiating a search of periodical articles. Over the years the browsable thesaurus became a non-default option and the disappeared, leaving only the possibility of searching among Subjects within a search box.  While I … Read more

Judging Detroit’s National History Day Competition

| By Traci Cothran | The National History Day competition is right up our alley here at Gale—it encourages students to use factual resources (especially primary resources) to create a documentary, performance, paper, website, or exhibit on a historical topic that fits with the overall competition theme. This year’s theme is Conflict and Compromise. I’ve … Read more

Remembering Stephen Hawking with Gale’s In Context Team

| By Deb Kirby | The news of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking’s death was met with sadness by our Gale In Context team. It was also a call to action to ensure our topic pages for Hawking were updated quickly. I already knew we had a dedicated team, but an email sent at 1:30 am to … Read more