2017-2018 IMPACT is Here!

IMPACT is a new style of magazine, written for and by public librarians. It’s filled with tips, insights, and advice from library leaders to help you succeed at empowering your community. Plus, the best of—frontlist nonfiction eBooks, databases, and online learning programs. View or Download a digital version>> Here’s a preview of what’s inside: COVER … Read more

So How Are We Doing Measuring Search Quality Part 1

| By Charlie Close, Gale Data Scientist | Gale products are built around search. Almost all sessions start with a search, whether to begin research for a paper, study a topic for a class, or just to read something interesting. To take good care of our users, we must make sure our search functionality is working … Read more

Conquer Fake News!

  In a recent Toastmasters International article, speaking of fake news and how to conquer it, Gale is mentioned as a reliable source of authoritative information. Here is a small excerpt: “Knowing how they work can help you get more relevant results from your searches. Try to distill your search down to the most important words. … Read more

HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING 21ST CENTURY STUDENT RESEARCH

How your students research is just as important as what they research. While many other eBook platforms direct users to title-level results, Gale eBooks on GVRL are designed to cross search all of your eBooks to pinpoint relevant material. The result? Students spend less time looking for credible information, and more time diving into it. … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in July 2017

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 ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (Springer Spektrum) 1868-596X Peer-reviewed Apollo Medicine (Medknow Publications … Read more

Public Libraries Conquer the Dropout Crisis

To learn more about offering this life changing program to your community, visit gale.com/diploma.  1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2017. 2,3 Meacham, Jon. (April 12, 2012). U.S. Education Reform and National Security: Report of a CFR-Sponsored   Independent Task Force. Retrieved from http://www.cfr.org/education/us-education-reform-national-security-report-cfr-sponsored-independent-task-force/p27948. 4 Raphael—The Socioeconomic Status of Black Males: The Increasing Importance of Incarceration, Berkley, CA: Goldman … Read more

STEAM TIME IS PARENT TIME

| By Mira Tanna |

It’s Wednesday in the story room, and there is some calming music playing in the background while twenty toddlers are hard at work.

A girl is using a dropper to squeeze colored water onto a coffee filter. She is practicing her pincer grasp which will be useful when she starts to write. “Ava” is also building her skills of scientific reasoning, watching the yellow water turn the white filter a very light yellow, then watching another part of the filter turn reddish and – surprise! – seeing the area where the two colors bleed into each other turn orange. Ava’s mom hovers nearby, making sure Ava doesn’t dump colored water on the floor and helping her turn an already colored filter into a butterfly by putting a pipe cleaner in the middle.

Other kids are matching painted clothes pins to corresponding paint chips from the paint store. These children are learning to match and compare, honing their powers of observation as they differentiate between cerulean blue, azure and blueberry.

The most popular table has sandboxes—five plastic bins filled with sand. Using common kitchen utensils like spatulas, strainers and ladles, kids dig up painted pasta, buttons and other surprises buried in the sand. Children are using problem solving skills: How can I separate the colored pasta from the surrounding sand? Which tools work best to accomplish this task? And wow – that shower of sand raining down from the slotted spoon is sure cool!

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Now Available: 2018 Gale eBook Catalog for Academic Libraries

Browse nearly 50 pages of the latest eBook titles from Gale as well as some of our top publishing partners, such as SAGE, ABC-CLIO, Wiley, Elsevier, and others all available on Gale’s award-winning GVRL platform. The 2018 catalog is your guide for building a collection of recently released eBook titles in areas such as business, computer … Read more