Cengage PRIDE Group Provides Detroit’s Ruth Ellis Center with Education Resources, Food, and Fun for Local LGBTQ+ Community

| By Matthew Saldeen | Maslow’s hierarchy of needs describes five needs that people strive to attain: Physiological Safety Belongingness Esteem Self-actualization The Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit is an amazing resource for the Detroit LGBTQ+ community struggling to achieve these needs. Their mission is to “create opportunities with LGBTQ+ young people to build their … Read more

2019 Film Reviews: Sequels & Superheroes

| By Mike Tyrkus | Sequels and superheroes once again reigned over the box office this past year. The undisputed king of the domestic box office was without a doubt Avengers: Endgame, which grossed an astounding $858 million domestically and an equally amazing $2.8 billion worldwide. This bested the records set by Black Panther—just one … Read more

The Facts behind a Meme

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | In today’s fast-paced social media news cycle, images of celebrities, government officials, and even ordinary citizens become fodder for viral memes that can travel the globe within hours of their creation. However, many times these images are taken completely out of their original context to make … Read more

Standards-Aligned Instructional Content: Behind the Scenes

| By Julie Pitlock | As an instructional designer and content strategist, I was thrilled when the opportunity arose for me to work on Gale’s new product, Gale In Context: For Educators. I knew this was finally the chance for teachers to easily experience Gale’s quality content in their classrooms. We have an embarrassment of … Read more

ccAdvisor Praises Religions of America

| By Gale Staff | Religions of America presents scholars and researchers with more than 660,000 pages of content that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in the United States from 1820 to 1990. Derived from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Religions of … Read more

ARBA Recommends The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

| By Gale Staff | The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets presents detailed, yet easy-to-read information on 318 topics covering diet and nutrition. Entries include special and popular diets, dietary treatments, nutrition basics, and health-related concerns. Diet entries focus on the development and history of a diet; its basic principles; key figures that influenced its practice; … Read more

San Diego County Library Graduates Celebrate New Beginnings

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School (COHS) gives students the opportunity to earn an 18-credit AdvancED/SACS accredited high school diploma, a credentialed career certificate, and a career portfolio including a resume and cover letter. Students receive extensive career development support and graduate with the tools they need to take the next step … Read more

Leveled Content: Behind the Scenes

| By Julie Mellors | The creation of Gale In Context: For Educators brought with it many new features to aid in classroom instruction, and now the In Context student databases have a new classroom feature of their own with leveled content. Leveled content meets teacher needs in the classroom as well as meeting student … Read more

Health Literacy Is an Apple a Day

| By Jacqueline Longe, Sr Content Developer, Gale | When my college-aged son called to say he’d been diagnosed with mononucleosis for the second time in a year, I panicked. The doctor at the university clinic confirmed it with a blood test, gave my son steroids to take, and sent him home to rest. Was … Read more

Reaching New and Unique Conclusions through Digital Humanities Research

| By Ruth Trego, Ph.D. candidate, University of Miami | For my dissertation project, I’m trying to answer the question “During the 19th century, how did the United States reconcile its Western conception of what tropical spaces and tropical people are like with its adoption of tropical spaces within its own boundaries?” Conventional Western wisdom … Read more