The Curious Case of Puerto Rico: Neither a U.S. State nor an Independent Country

| By Mark Mikula | As we pay tribute to the many Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation this Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s reflect on commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which has, throughout its history, held a unique position in its relationship to the United States. Puerto Rico was “discovered” in 1493 … Read more

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

| By Jason Everett | Book banning, one of the oldest and commonly performed practices of censorship, has gone on for centuries. Governments, religious authorities, and other groups have banned books and other works of literature they deem to be offensive for one reason or another. These groups often initiate large-scale book bans. With the … Read more

New Content Added to Testing & Education Reference Center

Dependable Guidance and Research Tool on Careers and Education  With recent updates, Testing & Education Reference Center, powered by Peterson’s, continues to be the most reliable resource for test prep, college readiness, and career development. These supportive eBooks, practice tests, and study guides are enhanced with increased functionality to help students, users and job seekers alike … Read more

The Tragedy of Oliver Sipple: The Man Who Saved President Ford

| by Sydney Fairman | In 1975, Oliver Wellington “Billy” Sipple was a 33-year-old Vietnam veteran living in San Francisco. In the same year on Sept. 22, Sipple was one in the crowd of 3,000 people that had gathered outside San Francisco’s St. Francis Hotel to see President Gerald R. Ford. Standing next to Sipple … Read more

Library Journal Reviews: Four Gale Primary Sources

Digitized primary source archives allow broader access to the rarest and historically significant documents from around the world. As a pioneer in digitization, Gale allows you to discover original, firsthand content with flawless details through Gale Primary Sources. Recently, Library Journal reviewed four of our Gale Primary Sources calling them “essential” and “comprehensive.” Political Extremism … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in August 2018

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists.   Academic OneFile Carolina Paralegal News (BridgeTower Media Holding Company, LLC) Peer-reviewed Delos: A Journal … Read more