Libraries Can Help You with Your Car Needs

| By Gale Staff | The Columbus Public Library offers ChiltonLibrary, providing residents with 24/7 car care knowledge including maintenance and specification tables, step by step service and repair instructions, a labor estimating tool, vacuum and wiring diagrams, close-up photographs and illustrations, and of course a print tool so you can print out exactly what you … Read more

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

| By Traci Cothran |

How wonderful is it that following the release of the movie “Hidden Figures,” the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson are now known by millions?  Their collective story is an impressive and important one, yet it’s a part of our history that’s been concealed for decades.

What other significant contributions by women are also shielded from view?  It’s a joy to uncover these gems, and allow them to inspire other women and girls today.  To me, that’s what Women’s History Month is all about—shining a light on the often overlooked contributions made by women throughout history.

Here are just a few, randomly chosen women from today and yesterday whose work and lives are notable.  You’ll find them all in Biography In Context, among other Gale resources.  As you read about them, you’re bound to discover other interesting women, too!

Maria Tallchief – (1925-2013) Tallchief was the first American-born woman to achieve prima ballerina status at a major dance company; she was also a member of the Osage Nation.  She’s featured this month in Research In Context.

Zora Neale Hurston – (1891-1960) A writer and major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston is a favorite of mine, for both her wonderful writing and her ability to live an unconventional life for women of her era.

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Seven Tips to Jump Start Your Small Business

| By Gale Staff | As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation … Read more

Releasing in May: The Business and Culture of Sports

| By Elizabeth Ferguson | Have you filled out your bracket? Beginning on March 19, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will host its annual March Madness men’s Division I basketball tournament. Over the course of about 3 weeks, 68 qualifying college teams in the United States will compete for the coveted national championship in this … Read more

An Inside Look at ChiltonLibrary and Car Care Programming Ideas

| By Holly Hibner | Here in Michigan, we take our automobiles pretty seriously; it is very common for laypeople to perform routine maintenance and basic repairs on their own vehicles. My husband wouldn’t dream of paying for an oil change or a tire rotation! But when both got new vehicles in 2016, general maintenance wasn’t as easy … Read more

Library is First in Carolinas to Offer Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | In 2014, Diamond Wilson dropped out of high school and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she has limited prospects for financial stability. When she returned to Columbia in 2017, she knew she needed an education to get ahead. She enrolled in an adult education program, where she soon realized … Read more

Car Tips: What To Do When Stuck in the Snow

| By Tracy Junker | Before you get stuck in the snow, here are some items to keep in your vehicle and some tips on how to get moving again. What to Carry in your Vehicle Small or collapsible shovel Boots (if you don’t regularly wear them) Sturdy pair of gloves or mittens and a … Read more

Exciting Enhancements for Gale Small Business Builder

| By Gale Staff | Starting a small business can be a lonely journey. Without a team or knowledgeable adviser, many entrepreneurs are not prepared for the isolation they encounter when they are deep into planning their business. As a result, we are delighted to announce several enhancements to Gale Small Business Builder, making it … Read more

Gale Resources Featured in Library Journal’s “Best Of 2018” Lists

| By Gale Staff | For the third consecutive year, Library Journal has named Gale databases as some of the best databases of 2018. Read below for what Library Journal said about Gale’s Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia and U.S. Declassified Documents … Read more

It’s Carnival Time! Discover Brazilian Writers

| By Elizabeth Ferguson | March 1st marked the beginning of another Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an extravagant five-day celebration leading up to the Catholic observance of Lent. A tradition in Rio since the late 1700s, Carnival combines art, music, and culture in an action-packed week of dancing, feasting, parading, and many … Read more