New Content Recently Added to National Geographic Virtual Library

The content below has been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. To view a list of all the content included in the National Geographic collections and for complete coverage information, please visit our Database Titles List. Stay tuned for updates on new content! National Geographic: People, Animals, … Read more

School Library Journal Reviews: Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

U•X•L Protests, Riots, and Rebellions: Civil Unrest in the Modern World provides students with information about a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. The 3-volume set details both historic and contemporary events, some well-known, and … Read more

3 Historical Cocktails for Your Throwback Summer Gathering

Mixologist, an expression used for a person skilled at making cocktails, was first coined after Jerry Thomas in the early 1860’s, when the term saloonist was also being exercised. The science behind the art was quite similar to that of current mixologists: relying not only on expert drink crafting abilities, but on an out-going, uplifting personality as well.

With the BBQ season quickly approaching, we took a deeper look into Gale’s Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920 to revise some nineteenth-century cocktails (and see what policemen at the turn of the century were drinking – spoilers: not coffee).

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Career Online High School Releases 2018 College Acceptance List

Nearly 80% of Smart Horizons Career Online Education plan to matriculate into the post-secondary system Fort Lauderdale, FL —  Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) released their 2018 college acceptance list today. The list includes state universities and community colleges across the country. Currently, nearly 80 percent of students completing the Career Online High School program … Read more

The George Macartney Mission to China, 1792–1794

The Earl George Macartney Collection launches this month in Archives Unbound. It is a new digitization of a fascinating resource – letters, books, sketches and journals relating to the important Macartney mission from George III to the Chinese Emperor Qianlong in 1792–1794. The Charles Wason Collection at Cornell is the largest collection of material on this … Read more

A Statement from Gale Regarding MLA International Bibliography Moving to EBSCO as Sole Provider

Like many of you, Gale was informed today that beginning January 2019, MLA International Bibliography will be available exclusively through EBSCO. While we are surprised and disappointed that this new partnership between the MLA and EBSCO eliminates choice and flexibility for libraries, we remain committed to working with our customers to deliver the best possible … Read more

Cloning Pets: Good, Bad, or Scary?

Earlier this year the story surfaced that singing legend Barbra Streisand had cloned her beloved dog, Samantha, who had died at the age of 14. As the result of cloning Streisand’s Coton de Tulear, three puppies were created, two of which Streisand kept.  Ethical issues arose surrounding the question of whether pets should be cloned … Read more

Gale Wants to Hear From You!

Recently, we partnered with Booklist to produce a piece on the library being more than a safe space for the LGBTQ community. We spoke with past PLA presidents, ALA GLBTRT chairs, librarians, authors, and library-goers to create a wonderful document for the library community to read, share, and be inspired by. As an advocate for … Read more

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Pilots Book Group Sponsored by Thorndike Press

| By Meg Donaldson, originally published in the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Newsletter | Books and Bites started out as a pilot book group at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library sponsored by Thorndike Press, a large print publisher. The group meets at St. Andrew’s Village as a way to broaden the Library’s reach. After just a few … Read more