Library is First in Carolinas to Offer Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | In 2014, Diamond Wilson dropped out of high school and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she has limited prospects for financial stability. When she returned to Columbia in 2017, she knew she needed an education to get ahead. She enrolled in an adult education program, where she soon realized … Read more

Car Tips: What To Do When Stuck in the Snow

| By Tracy Junker | Before you get stuck in the snow, here are some items to keep in your vehicle and some tips on how to get moving again. What to Carry in your Vehicle Small or collapsible shovel Boots (if you don’t regularly wear them) Sturdy pair of gloves or mittens and a … Read more

Exciting Enhancements for Gale Small Business Builder

| By Gale Staff | Starting a small business can be a lonely journey. Without a team or knowledgeable adviser, many entrepreneurs are not prepared for the isolation they encounter when they are deep into planning their business. As a result, we are delighted to announce several enhancements to Gale Small Business Builder, making it … Read more

Political Extremism & Radicalism Archive: Why Create it and Why it is Important Now More Than Ever?

| By Rachel Holt, Acquisitions Editor | When telling friends and family that I was working on a digital archive focusing on right-wing extremists, far-left militants and a wide range of radical movements in between, the most common response was ‘why’?  To answer that I must explain the motivation that triggered this project, as well as why … Read more

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab Recognized in DH Awards

| By Gale Staff | The 2018 winners of the DH Awards have been announced and Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab was selected as the first runner up out of 12 Digital Humanities tools! This distinction would not have been possible without your votes, as the awards are decided by votes from the public. On behalf of … Read more

Gale Resources Featured in Library Journal’s “Best Of 2018” Lists

| 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 … Read more

It’s Carnival Time! Discover Brazilian Writers

| By Elizabeth Ferguson | March 1st marked the beginning of another Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an extravagant five-day celebration leading up to the Catholic observance of Lent. A tradition in Rio since the late 1700s, Carnival combines art, music, and culture in an action-packed week of dancing, feasting, parading, and many … Read more

Librarian Turns to Gale Courses for Upskilling

| By Gale Staff | It’s that time of the year where librarians have hit a lull in their daily routine. To keep your mind active and skills sharp, Children’s Librarian Stephanie Reister at Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, North Carolina is currently enrolled in Gale Courses to “to push forward” with her writing. Gale Courses, a … Read more

Thorndike Press Releasing Critically Acclaimed Lost Children Archive

| By Gale Staff | Lost Children Archive will be releasing in May, in our large print format, and is a must-have for all libraries. This most recent novel from Valeria Luiselli, is receiving rave reviews for its “politically relevant” and “poignant” storytelling. Narrated by an unnamed woman, this richly engaging story revolves around the … Read more

Explore Coding eBook Collections on GVRL

| By Andrea Henderson | Upon hearing that Amazon had opted to terminate plans to build a headquarters in New York City’s borough of Queens, I felt a sense of disappointment for members of the Queensbridge community. A few weeks ago, I listened with interest to an NPR story of how Amazon’s announcement had been … Read more