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

Explore Timely Coverage of Emerging Legal Issues

| By Mike Tyrkus | The need for a layperson’s comprehensive and understandable guide to terms, concepts, and historical developments in American law has traditionally been well met by The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law. Previously published in a third edition in 2010 (in eBook format) and 2011 (in print) by Gale, The Gale Encyclopedia … Read more

The Sulphur Springs Public Library Graduates First Career Online High School Student

| By Tara Blair | Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program, allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. The program ensures student success through a flexible online platform, academic coaches, career guidance, and much more. Recently, the Sulphur Springs Public Library graduated their first Career Online … Read more

Entrepreneurship: Do Your Homework

| By Matthew Miskelly | Webster’s Dictionary defines entrepreneurship as… (Nah, that’s no good.) Starting a business is a lot like… (Nope, don’t like that, either.) I’ve kept a journal since 1990, roughly five thousand entries. You’d think I wouldn’t find it so difficult starting a blog. But you write what you know, and the … Read more

Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

| By Traci Cothran | Like many other people, I love to learn new things – with history being my favorite subject.  At Gale, we have a volunteer program at a local elementary school where we are “reading buddies” with kids once a week.  It’s nice to laugh with these youngsters, and it’s fun to … Read more

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.—50 Years After His Assassination

| By Deb Kirby | If, like me, the 1960s was your coming-of-age decade, you were witness to and shaped by many history-making events. Some were positive and inspiring, like the moon landing and the enactment of civil rights laws, while others were tragically sad, including the assassinations of President John Kennedy, his brother Bobby … Read more

Once Upon an Author: J.D. Salinger’s 100th Birthday

| Catherine DiMercurio | January 1, 2019, marked what would have been J. D. Salinger’s 100th birthday. Salinger died in 2010, having secured his place in literary history and American culture in 1951 with the publication of his novel The Catcher in the Rye. The work was a bestseller, and its angsty teen protagonist, Holden Caufield, … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in December 2018

| By Gale Staff | Academic OneFile Cuadernos de Literatura del Caribe (La Universidad del Atlantico) Peer-reviewed International Journal of Psychological Research (Universidad de San Buenaventura) Peer-reviewed The New Educational Review (Barbara Budrich Publishers) Peer-reviewed Retratos de Assentamentos (Universidade de Araraquara (Uniara)) Peer-reviewed Revista Amauta (La Universidad del Atlantico) Peer-reviewed Revista Competitividade e Sustentabilidade (Universidade … Read more

Product Update: Testing and Education Reference Center

| By Kristin Fust, Product Manager | Several new features have been added to Testing and Education Reference Center! The most notable are those released in the test-taking experience. These enhancements are currently available for preview within select exams, including the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, and Advanced … Read more