A Fresh Perspective on Alternative Medicine

| By Deirdre Hiam | Oils. Supplements. Cannabis. Everyone has come across some form of alternative medicine during their lives. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th edition identifies many types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, … Read more

For Students: Highlighting African American Literature

| By Michelle Lee & Kristen Dorsch | African American Literature for Students, Volume 1—the first in Gale’s new line of For Students special editions—is now available! It includes 14 entries on novels, poems, short stories, and dramas that have never before been covered in For Students. Entries include works from tried-and-true authors such as … Read more

What Public Libraries Have Been Looking For: New On-Demand Video Courses Coming Soon!

| By Angela Doolin, Gale Product Manager | As the need to learn new technologies grows, companies are realizing the urgency to bridge skill gaps in the workforce. According to a 2018 global survey conducted by PwC, 38 percent of CEOs are extremely concerned that the lack of key skills will be a threat to … Read more

Fred Hampton’s Murder, the Black Panthers, and Primary Sources

| By Traci Cothran | Fifty years ago, on December 4, 1969, 14 Chicago police officers stormed an apartment occupied by the Black Panthers, claiming they were acting on a tip that it was an arms depot. They shot and killed sleeping Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton, 21 years old, and Panther Mark Clark, 22 … Read more

Two Long-Standing Gale Resources Receiving Major Enhancements

| By Gale Staff | We’re pleased to announce a new user experience is planned for Associations Unlimited and Gale’s Ready Reference Shelf (including a name change to Research Unlimited). On January 9, 2020, both subscription products will migrate to the newly enhanced Gale Directory Library platform. The addition of essential workflow tools and expanded data … Read more

Fleeting Moments Create Inspirational Reads

| By Gale Staff | While we too are fans of love stories, especially in February, there are other roads and reads to exploring matters of the heart. This month’s selections tell stories of tragedy, race and class, and survival against all odds. These probing tales will prompt readers to consider the nuances of compassion, … Read more

A Look Inside Gale’s Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: 2020 Edition

| By Tara Atterberry & Jill Lectka | According to the Migration Policy Institute, between 35 and 40 million individuals immigrated to the Americas between the late 1500s and the early 21st century. The upcoming Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: 2020 Edition, available December 6, 2019, continues the compilation of this content by profiling an … Read more

The Latest Biographies, Now Available Online

| By Tracey Matthews | Are you wondering where your favorite print biographical titles are? Popular core titles like Contemporary Black Biography, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Newsmakers are still around in an online format. You can find this content under the titles Contemporary Black Biography Online, Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, and Newsmakers Online. … Read more

Tips to Help You Combat the Winter Blues

| By Kimberly Hayes | The days of winter are shorter, colder, and darker than any other time of year. Many of us tend to spend more time indoors, struggling to cope with a general and unwavering feeling of melancholy known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). If you or someone you know is having difficulty … Read more