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

Fleeting Moments Create Inspirational Reads

| By Gale Staff | While we too are fans of love stories, especially in February, there are other roads and reads to exploring matters of the heart. This month’s selections tell stories of tragedy, race and class, and survival against all odds. These probing tales will prompt readers to consider the nuances of compassion, … Read more

Gale In Context: For Educators—Thank You for a Great Launch!

| By Lemma Shomali | You know when you find the perfect gift for someone? That feeling when they tear open the wrapping carefully, anticipation building . . . then the moment of recognition that flits across their face, followed by the gush of giddiness and gratitude? You’re standing there, your heart constricting, hoping that … Read more

Gale In Context: For Educators Wins 2019 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

| By Gale Staff | We are pleased to announce that Gale In Context: For Educators has been named a winner of the 2019 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence for “best use of a product in a classroom.” Tech & Learning judges evaluated a variety of nominated products and selected those products that are improving … 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

The Latest Biographies, Now Available Online

| By Tracey Matthews | Are you wondering where your favorite print biographical titles are? Popular core titles like Contemporary Black Biography, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Newsmakers are still around in an online format. You can find this content under the titles Contemporary Black Biography Online, Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, and Newsmakers Online. … Read more