9 Primary Source Documents to View on Equal Pay Day

| By Gale Staff |

Equal Pay Day raises awareness of the gender pay gap. The date April 4, 2017 represents how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.  Explore primary source documents from Gale’s Women’s Studies Archive to learn more about the gender pay gap throughout history.

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Content Curated to Support Current Issues

| By Andrea Henderson | In a New York Times opinion piece, sociologist Eric Klinenberg explored the critical place the public library plays in the social infrastructure of a society stating: “Libraries are the kinds of places where people with different backgrounds, passions, and interests can take part in a living democratic culture.”1 Gale is committed … Read more

Meet the Need: Be a Small Business Advocate

| Sponsored by Gale and Library Journal | “Public libraries are uniquely equipped to support entrepreneurship as a driver of local economic health and ensure equal access to the foundation of entrepreneurial success.”1 Learn How to Connect with Your Business Community How can your library become an essential resource for budding entrepreneurs and established businesses alike? … Read more

Meet Influential Native Americans with Biography In Context

| By Laura Avery | What’s the first thing you usually think of when November rolls around? Probably turkey dinner with all the trimmings, along with getting a jump on holiday shopping. However, November is also Native American Heritage Month, dedicated to recognize the contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of … Read more

Writing on the Día de Muertos

| By Gale Staff | Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is observed in Mexico on 2 November, the final day of a celebration that begins on Halloween. Though practices differ from city to city, the holiday is generally an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones, for whom families prepare ofrendas, or altars, which … Read more

Gale Resources for National Native American Heritage Month

| By Gale Staff | November is National Native American Heritage Month, which was originally authorized and requested by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and has since been issued as an annual proclamation by all subsequent presidents. These proclamations urge Americans to celebrate and recognize the many contributions, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Native Americans … Read more

Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

| By Gale Staff | That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to … Read more

Vampires, Skeletons, and Monsters

| By Gale Staff | As Halloween approaches, readers with an interest in the eerie and macabre side of literary history can find plenty to keep them up at night in Literature Criticism Series. Volume 200 of Short Story Criticism, for example, is a triple-feature of horror, with entries on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella … Read more

Gale Products Support The Great American Read

| By Traci Cothran & Catherine DiMercurio | These last few months, PBS created a whole campaign and shows around The Great American Read. They selected 100 books and asked viewers to note which novel impacted them the most, culminating in the announcement of the #1 “Great American Read.” Finalists were announced, building anticipation for … Read more

Thorndike Press and Five Star Publishing Now on Edelweiss+

| By Gale Staff | Thorndike Press offers the largest collection of best-selling books in large print, and Five Star Publishing publishes award-winning western and frontier fiction titles. We’re excited to announce that both publishers are now on Edelweiss+, making it easier for librarians to stay on top of new and upcoming titles and stay … Read more