New Content Added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History

Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 236 primary sources (text and images) with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom workflow. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Among the 113 new text documents are: Coverage of the Donald … Read more

Gale at Computers in Libraries 2018

| By Heather Hedden | Gale engaged with the library community at last month’s Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference in more ways than one: through the exhibits, attending educational sessions, presenting, and hosting a social event. Computers in Libraries (April 16-19 in Washington, DC) is probably the largest library conference and trade show that is … Read more

Why, How, and When to Use National Geographic Ladders

| By Stephanie Harvey, Program Consultant | Teachers have quite a few hurdles to jump, obstacles to dodge, and ladders to scale these days. It seems as if there is an ever-increasing influx of new initiatives, programs, and standards every year. While all this activity can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. At times … Read more

Warsaw Community Schools Propose Adoption of GVRL

Gale eBooks on GVRL offer a means to integrate quality digital nonfiction content into a K-12 curriculum while providing a successful online research experience. With expert authoritative content from top publishers, teachers and students have access to trustworthy resources to enrich their learning, delivered through a user-friendly platform. Recently, Warsaw Community Schools proposed the adoption of GVRL to … Read more

Increase Access and Discovery with LMS Integration

| By Nicole Rakozy | As program manager for classroom solutions, I am deeply passionate about connecting users to the outstanding content available in the Gale collections. Previously, I worked as an editor collaborating with hundreds of esteemed faculty members at distinguished universities to develop eBooks for GVRL. Many of these resources push the boundaries of … Read more

Web Accessibility and Color: It Doesn’t Have to Be Grey

| By Matt Long, Gale Software Engineering Manager | For a number of reasons, dealing with—or even understanding—the importance of color to web accessibility can easily fall low on the priority list. However, color contrast is a very important aspect of web accessibility. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to understand and adhere to. There are 2 … Read more

Gale Researches: Stubby—the Four-Legged War Hero

| By Traci Cothran | There’s been something of a love fest going on between Sgt. Stubby and the Gale K12 Content Team these last few months, ever since we heard word about the “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” movie being released this week. It’s easy to understand why, of course: Stubby is an adorable … Read more