Remembering Toni Morrison

| By Laura Avery | Toni Morrison is one of the most highly respected authors in contemporary American literature. Beginning with the publication of her first novel, The Bluest Eye, Morrison earned increasing critical and popular acclaim. Her novels highlight the struggles of black people to rediscover and maintain connections to their cultural history and to … Read more

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2019: Product Manager Reflections

| By Maggie Waligora, Product Manager II | I had the opportunity to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria last month. If you’re not familiar with DHSI, it’s a two-week-long series of digital humanities (DH)-centric workshops that are organized and led by practitioners within the global DH community. The … Read more

Booklist Deems The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets Suitable for Many Institutions

| By Gale Staff | The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition presents detailed, yet easy-to-read information on 300+ topics covering diet and nutrition. Entries include special and popular diets, dietary treatments, nutrition basics, and health-related concerns. Diet entries focus on the development and history of a diet; its basic principles; key figures that influenced … Read more

Gale Goes to D.C.: Confederate Conspiracies and Karaoke?

| By Kevin Kohls | Recently, the Gale team packed up and hit the road for Washington, D.C., for the annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA). Bringing together librarians from all over the country and the world, the conference is always an invigorating experience where ideas are freely shared and collaboration is fostered. … Read more

Passing Time: The Search for Marketing Campaigns

| By Matt Miskelly | Anyone who knows me knows I love to travel. A lot. And that’s how I found myself in Granada, Spain, a few months ago. Beautiful city. If you need proof, check out the photo above: me enjoying the Mirador San Nicolás, perhaps the best lookout I’ve ever looked out from. … Read more

The Link between Empathy and Adversity

| By Andrea Drouillard | “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.”  This quote by J. K. Rowling rings true for me.  I firmly believe that true empathy cannot exist without experiencing hardship.  Facing adversity head on is a way of life for … Read more

Gale’s Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Must-Have Source on Immigrant History

| By Tara Atterberry | John Harrower, a Scottish businessman, was forced to leave his home and family in December 1773 in search of a more stable means of employment. He traveled across Europe for more than six weeks but was not able to secure employment and was desperate for work. As a last resort, … Read more

Recent Updates to Gale Resources

| By Gale Staff| You asked, we listened. As your trusted partner, we take your feedback seriously and use it to make enhancements to our products. Take a peek at some most recent updates to Gale resources: Books & Authors: A complete design upgrade, upgraded search experience, integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office … Read more

Taking a History: America’s Public Health Story

| By Bennett Graff | On March 23, 2010, after 18 months of contentious debate and politicking, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the ACA or Obamacare, was signed into law.  So controversial was the act that after the 2010 midterm elections, from 2011 to 2017, there were 70 attempts by Congress to … Read more

ARBA Recommends New eBook: Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy

| By Gale Staff | Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy is a peer-reviewed volume with two separate editors in chief. The atheism side is led by Graham Oppy (Australian philosopher, Monash University). The theism side is led by Joseph Koterski, S.J. (American philosopher, Fordham University) and includes Christian, Jewish, and Muslim philosophers. Both sides … Read more