| 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 Online databases.
“Gale provides important historical content on extremism and radicalism from the early 1900s to the 2010s. Although the focus is primarily on the United States and the UK, there is also representative material about European and Australian movements and factions. Infamous groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and more peripheral sects, including anti-Catholics, anti-Semites, and new leftists, are well represented. Researchers interested in the nature, evolution, and contemporary state of extreme political thought from a variety of perspectives will be highly satisfied.”
“This full-text database includes previously classified documents that have been declassified by the federal government. It covers major international events and offers material in the fields of history, political science, international relations, American studies, U.S. foreign and domestic policy studies, journalism, and more. Users will find cabinet meeting minutes, CIA intelligence studies and reports, correspondence, diary entries, and FBI surveillance and intelligence correspondence and memoranda, among many other materials. The declassification of government documents can be slow and unpredictable, but this offering provides access to available items in a quick and organized manner. As the most comprehensive compilation of declassified documents from the U.S. executive branch, it is an important resource for researchers into American security and policy.”
Additionally, the GVRL title St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture was named one the best reference books of 2018 in the Arts & Literature category. Read below for Library Journal’s review of the encyclopedia:
“No single work can tell the entire story of hip-hop, but this encyclopedia, the first on the topic in more than a decade, comes close. From Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight” to the deaths of legends Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur to recent reality shows such as Love and Hip Hop, it’s all here. With color photos and extensive indexing and cross-¬referencing, this dazzling tome chronicles the evolution of a pivotal musical genre.”