Kent District Library Praises Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School is an 18-credit, vocation-based high school completion program offered through public libraries. Unlike a GED, adults can enroll in the program and earn an accredited high school diploma and entry-level career certificates in a high-growth, high-demand career field. Kent District Library (KDL) is one of 150 libraries … Read more

A Fresh Perspective on Alternative Medicine

| By Deirdre Hiam | Oils. Supplements. Cannabis. Everyone has come across some form of alternative medicine during their lives. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th edition identifies many types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, … Read more

A Literary Scholar Infiltrates the American Historical Association’s 134th Annual Meeting

| By Wendy Perla Kurtz | I landed my role as a digital humanities specialist with Gale because my academic background is rooted in a variety of scholarly methodologies. I earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During my … Read more

For Students: Highlighting African American Literature

| By Michelle Lee & Kristen Dorsch | African American Literature for Students, Volume 1—the first in Gale’s new line of For Students special editions—is now available! It includes 14 entries on novels, poems, short stories, and dramas that have never before been covered in For Students. Entries include works from tried-and-true authors such as … Read more

What Public Libraries Have Been Looking For: New On-Demand Video Courses Coming Soon!

| By Angela Doolin, Gale Product Manager | As the need to learn new technologies grows, companies are realizing the urgency to bridge skill gaps in the workforce. According to a 2018 global survey conducted by PwC, 38 percent of CEOs are extremely concerned that the lack of key skills will be a threat to … Read more

Fred Hampton’s Murder, the Black Panthers, and Primary Sources

| By Traci Cothran | Fifty years ago, on December 4, 1969, 14 Chicago police officers stormed an apartment occupied by the Black Panthers, claiming they were acting on a tip that it was an arms depot. They shot and killed sleeping Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton, 21 years old, and Panther Mark Clark, 22 … Read more

Two Long-Standing Gale Resources Receiving Major Enhancements

| By Gale Staff | We’re pleased to announce a new user experience is planned for Associations Unlimited and Gale’s Ready Reference Shelf (including a name change to Research Unlimited). On January 9, 2020, both subscription products will migrate to the newly enhanced Gale Directory Library platform. The addition of essential workflow tools and expanded data … Read more

Partnering with Google to Help Users Seamlessly Access Library Resources

| By Jan Murphy, Gale product management director | It’s no surprise: Google is often the starting point for a student conducting research for an assignment.1 It makes perfect sense—Google quickly delivers answers to almost any question asked. This leaves libraries in a situation where premium resources that are hidden behind a login page are not discoverable … Read more

Fleeting Moments Create Inspirational Reads

| By Gale Staff | While we too are fans of love stories, especially in February, there are other roads and reads to exploring matters of the heart. This month’s selections tell stories of tragedy, race and class, and survival against all odds. These probing tales will prompt readers to consider the nuances of compassion, … Read more

Gale In Context: For Educators—Thank You for a Great Launch!

| By Lemma Shomali | You know when you find the perfect gift for someone? That feeling when they tear open the wrapping carefully, anticipation building . . . then the moment of recognition that flits across their face, followed by the gush of giddiness and gratitude? You’re standing there, your heart constricting, hoping that … Read more