How to Teach Students About Renewable Energy

| By Gale Staff | What is renewable energy? Renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources that regenerate at a higher rate than people consume them. For example, sunlight and wind are renewable energy sources that are constantly being replenished naturally in the environment. Conversely, fossil fuels—like coal, oil, and gas—are non-renewable resources that … Read more

Celebrating Native American Heritage Day

| By Elizabeth Mohn | In the United States, people celebrate Native American heritage throughout the month of November, and the Friday after Thanksgiving is an important time for commemorating Native American heritage and history because it’s Native American Heritage Day. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed a resolution that had unanimous support in the … Read more

Hollywood Ten Cited for Contempt, November 24, 1947

| By J. Robert Parks | In the fall of 1947, various Hollywood artists, including actors, writers, directors, and producers, were subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) to testify about the supposed communist influence in Hollywood. Ten of those, now known as the Hollywood Ten, refused to cooperate, claiming their First Amendment rights. … Read more

Explore Gothic Literature with Novels for Students

| By Sarah Robertson | Gothic literature is a genre that relies on dark, disturbing imagery; atmospheric settings; and unnerving plot points to induce discomfort in the reader. The genre has shown a remarkable persistence and ability to evolve since its inception in the nineteenth century, and it typically strives to unsettle the reader, often … Read more

New Literature Criticism Series Pages Allow Targeted Searching

| By Gale Staff | Recently a librarian from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte requested a way to directly access series within Gale Literature Criticism series. She wanted to point instructors to specific series that aligned with their courses. We were grateful she reached out because we thought this was a great idea! Each … Read more

Celebrating the Navajo Code Talkers

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Each November, Americans commemorate Native American history, culture, and contributions during Native American Heritage Month. This year, we would like to highlight the vital contributions of the Navajo code talkers. During World War II (1939–1945), this group of Navajo men helped the US military by creating a code based on … Read more

New Titles for Gale OneFile, November 2022

| By Gale Staff | Gale Academic OneFile Defense One (Government Executive Media Group LLC)   JIMD Reports (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Flood Risk Management (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) … Read more

Honoring International Day of Persons with Disabilities

| By Gale Staff| International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a United Nations-designated day to celebrate and support individuals with disabilities. The holiday, originally named International Day of Disabled Persons, was approved in 1992 by the UN General Assembly. In 2008, the name was altered to place the word “person” in front of … Read more