Partnering with Google to Help Users Seamlessly Access Library Resources

| By Jan Murphy, Gale product management director | It’s no surprise: Google is often the starting point for a student conducting research for an assignment.1 It makes perfect sense—Google quickly delivers answers to almost any question asked. This leaves libraries in a situation where premium resources that are hidden behind a login page are not discoverable … Read more

Trends in Reference

| Originally published by Library Journal, written by Jason Steagall | “Many patrons want a database to be searchable like Google—they want to be able to enter a basic term and have excellent and immediate results.”– Rob Tench, head of resource fulfillment at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Publishers and librarians are acutely aware that … Read more

How Gale Builds Databases

| Originally published by Library Journal, written by Jennifer A. Dixon | Online databases have transformed the ways researchers use materials, in particular primary sources. Publishers’ approaches to gathering and organizing online collections are diverse, but all require forming relationships with libraries and archives and considering how researchers use their platforms.  Recently, Library Journal spoke … Read more

A Look Inside Gale’s Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: 2020 Edition

| By Tara Atterberry & Jill Lectka | According to the Migration Policy Institute, between 35 and 40 million individuals immigrated to the Americas between the late 1500s and the early 21st century. The upcoming Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: 2020 Edition, available December 6, 2019, continues the compilation of this content by profiling an … Read more

Two Cheers for Gale’s Public Health Archives

| By Gale Staff | Gale’s new Public Health Archives has launched its first collection, Public Health in Modern America, 1890‒1970, a chronicle of the historical evolution of America’s public health systems during the 20th century. While numerous digitized medical history collections exist, they lack narrative focus and interdisciplinary interest, until now. Unlike other sources … Read more

Tips to Help You Combat the Winter Blues

| By Kimberly Hayes | The days of winter are shorter, colder, and darker than any other time of year. Many of us tend to spend more time indoors, struggling to cope with a general and unwavering feeling of melancholy known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you or someone you know is having difficulty … Read more

The Infamous Case of Recy Taylor

| By Traci Cothran | In this day of the deliberate proliferation of fake news, the facts are more important than ever. But it’s a dire time, as newspapers and journalists struggle to survive to bring us all the facts and uncover truths. I was reminded recently that it’s not only what is written that … Read more

ARBA Calls the Encyclopedia of Management, 8th Edition a “Must-Have”

| By Gale Staff | Written by academic experts and business professionals, the Encyclopedia of Management, 8th Edition explores hundreds of topics in management theory and application. It consists of two volumes featuring more than 300 detailed essays covering concepts, issues, and terms dealing with the evolving field of management. Recently, American Reference Books Annual … Read more

Product Update: Gale OneFile

| By Gale Staff | New Titles Added to the Gale OneFile Gale Academic OneFile Advances in Simulation (Springer) Peer reviewed Applied Cancer Research (Springer) Peer reviewed Archives of Physiotherapy (Springer) Peer reviewed Arris: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (University of North Carolina Press) Peer reviewed Big Data Analytics … Read more

Cengage PRIDE Group Provides Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center with Education Resources, Food, and Fun for Local LGBTQ+ Community

| By Matthew Saldeen | Maslow’s hierarchy of needs describes five needs that people strive to attain: Physiological Safety Belongingness Esteem Self-actualization The Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit is an amazing resource for the Detroit LGBTQ+ community struggling to achieve these needs. Their mission is to “create opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their … Read more