Gale’s Passenger & Immigration Lists Index: Reasons They Came

| By Tara Atterberry | While researching new sources of North American immigration content for the upcoming 2020 edition of Gale’s Passenger & Immigration List Index, I located ship passenger manifests that included the myriad of reasons immigrants left their homes to take a chance on building a life in the New World. For example, … Read more

Revisiting Marvel’s Infinity Saga with VideoHound

| by Mike Tyrkus, Sr Content Developer, Gale | Now that Phase Three of the “Infinity Saga” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has come to an end with the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), we thought it might be interesting to see what our resident film critic, that adorable pooch VideoHound, thought of the … Read more

Understanding Suicide Awareness & Prevention Through Gale Resources

| By Tracie Moy | Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and suicide rates have increased by more than 25% in the last two decades1. Acknowledging for every suicide there are 25 attempts that aren’t fatal, you realize the extent of our current mental health crisis. Suicide awareness and … Read more

Research for a Great Debate

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | A debate is defined as a discussion, generally in a formal setting, in which two sides present opposing views on a topic. Debates have been recorded in history for millennia, and various debates have been labeled Great Debates over time, covering a wide variety of topics … Read more

Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health

| By Brigham Narins, Sr Content Developer, Gale | May is Mental Health Month!  Mental health is like health generally: everybody needs it, wants it, and deserves it. And while there are great disparities in access to general health care worldwide and in the United States, the situation with mental health care is even more … Read more

The Pervasive Power of Otherness: Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains

| By Catherine DiMercurio | “You might as well expect all rivers to run backward as that any man who was born a free man should be contented penned up.” – Chief Joseph Some episodes in American history are more readily called to mind than others. When a book about the Nez Perce War came … Read more

Northern Wisconsin Libraries Open the Door to Hundreds of Virtual Classrooms

| By Gale Staff | Gale Courses supports libraries as educational institutions and gives community members easy access to lifelong learning opportunities including professional development, technology, and personal enrichment courses. Available 24/7, Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced … Read more

Los Angeles Public Library Celebrates Five Years with Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries from coast to coast. Recently, the Los Angeles Public Library celebrated … Read more