Biography/Genealogy Resource Expands Native American Content

| By Tara Atterberry | In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Gale’s Biography and Genealogy Master Index has expanded coverage of Native Americans from the late 1500s through the present day in an effort to highlight groups that have been underrepresented and often marginalized in traditional reference content. Biography and Genealogy Master Index’s … Read more

How to Teach Students About Renewable Energy

| By Gale Staff | What is renewable energy? Renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources that regenerate at a higher rate than people consume them. For example, sunlight and wind are renewable energy sources that are constantly being replenished naturally in the environment. Conversely, fossil fuels—like coal, oil, and gas—are non-renewable resources that … Read more

New Literature Criticism Series Pages Allow Targeted Searching

| By Gale Staff | Recently a librarian from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte requested a way to directly access series within Gale Literature Criticism series. She wanted to point instructors to specific series that aligned with their courses. We were grateful she reached out because we thought this was a great idea! Each … Read more

New Titles for Gale OneFile, November 2022

| By Gale Staff | Gale Academic OneFile Defense One (Government Executive Media Group LLC)   JIMD Reports (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Flood Risk Management (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) … Read more

Honoring International Day of Persons with Disabilities

| By Gale Staff| International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a United Nations-designated day to celebrate and support individuals with disabilities. The holiday, originally named International Day of Disabled Persons, was approved in 1992 by the UN General Assembly. In 2008, the name was altered to place the word “person” in front of … Read more

AIDS Awareness Month: Opportunities for Learning in Your Classroom

| By Gale Staff | December is AIDS awareness month and there are twelve additional AIDS awareness days throughout the year. Take the opportunity to incorporate valuable learning experiences in your classroom. Promote awareness and support responsible education on what AIDS is and its impact on history. Discussions about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) can drive … Read more

What Is a VIN? (And Why Do I Need It?)

|By Chilton Staff| Beginning with the first automakers in the early 1900s, manufacturers sometimes scribed serial numbers or other identifiers on vehicles, engines, and transmissions. Half a century later in 1954, federal rules began requiring automakers to stamp a unique vehicle identification number, or VIN, on each car and truck, primarily as a way to … Read more

The Best Resources for Teaching LGBTQ History All Year Long

| By Gale Staff | Teach history through the eyes of major LGBTQ contributors. Stories from their past struggles and triumphs are a lesson in the strength and resilience needed to overcome the challenges that come with being different. Beyond Pride Month, these stories can be shared between students, educators, and families throughout the year. … Read more

Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans Celebrates Extraordinary Everyday Citizens

| By Tara Atterberry | In the course of updating Who’s Who Among African Americans, we identify and present newly listed African Americans, many of whom are up-and-coming shining stars within their respective professions. We’re excited to learn what they’ve already achieved and anxious to see what they will accomplish next. Simultaneously, we honor the … Read more