COUNTER 5 Usage Reports Now Available

Gale now offers new COUNTER 5 usage reports. You can start pulling the new reports in the Gale Usage Reports Portal available from Gale Admin. There are no changes to existing reports in the Gale Usage Reports Portal. COUNTER 5 reports are available starting with January 2019 usage. For usage prior to January 2019, you … Read more

Celebrate African American History Month with Gale’s For Students Series

| By Sarah Robertson | In 1960, a woman who had been a writer and scholar all her life died in relative obscurity in a welfare home. Her remains were buried in an unmarked grave, where they were forgotten for more than a decade. Today, that woman is considered a central figure in African American … Read more

Exploring the Forbidden Archives

| By Phil Virta | Mention the word “sex” while you’re chatting with anyone and you’re likely to get a variety of responses from rational to emotional to visceral depending on whom you are speaking to. “Did you just say ‘sex’?”  [Lewd laughter] “I’m so embarrassed right now that I’m blushing.” “Ewwww!”  “Are you some … Read more

February Is American Heart Month

| By Brigham Narins | February was designated American Heart Month by the American Heart Association, and the first official observance was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963. The purpose of the month-long observance is to raise awareness of heart diseases—the number one killers of Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control … Read more

Gale Thesaurus for License

| By Heather Hedden | Benefits of a Thesaurus Most of Gale’s products, especially those on the InfoTrac platform, make use of the Gale Master Thesaurus to index a wide variety of content types (articles, reference book chapters, images, audio, video, etc.) with Subjects. The Subject indexing provides greater precision and recall in retrieving comprehensive, accurate … Read more

Superheroes & Sequels – Domination at the Box Office

| By Mike Tyrkus | Once again, superhero films dominated the domestic box office. The king of the box office this past year also happened to be the newly-crowned ruler of Wakanda and the star of his self-titled film Black Panther. The latest Marvel blockbuster earned over $700 million domestically to garner a worldwide total … Read more

Finding Hidden Figures with Gale’s Biography In Context

| By Laura Avery | February is Black History Month, which is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Americans of African descent. While Gale’s Biography In Context offers extensive content on well-known African Americans of various occupations, such as civil rights activists Pauli Murray and Fannie Lou Hamer, artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Edmonia Lewis, and … Read more

A Landmark Synthesis of Global Queer History

| By Howard Chiang | The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History is the product of two years of focused labor by hundreds of researchers and editors. The ambitious three-volume set, composed of nearly 450 commissioned articles and sidebars, reflects how the field of LGBTQ studies has engaged with social … Read more

Two Gale Titles Named 2019 PROSE Award Finalists

| By Gale Staff | Recently, two Gale titles have been named finalists in the Association of American Publishers (AAP) 2019 PROSE Awards – Gale Primary Sources’ Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the US, Europe and Australia and GVRL’s St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. The 165 … Read more

The “What Ifs” of History and Martin Luther King Jr.

| By Traci Cothran | What I love about history is there’s always something to learn from it.  We learn about what occurred and consider what else could have happened that may have changed the course of history. This Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I’m reminded of how King’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement … Read more