Has the U.S. Capitol Been Attacked Before?

| By Gale Staff | The U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, prompted by President Donald Trump after his loss in the 2020 presidential election, and the subsequent trials of President Trump’s supporters and right-wing militia group leaders accused of committing criminal activities, including those of rioters who committed violent attacks on Capitol police during the … Read more

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Teaching Moments Found in Primary Sources

| By Gale Staff | From a contemporary Western perspective, it’s easy to take for granted our democracy and basic freedoms, since for most Americans our current form of government is all we’ve ever known. But what happens when your democracy is threatened in its infancy—just 31 years after your country manages to break away … Read more

Literary Milestones in Women’s History

| By Carol Schwartz, Senior Content Developer, Gale | As the end of International Women’s History Month approaches, Gale would like to take a moment to recognize a few milestones in women’s literary history. Early eleventh century: Japan’s Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji is considered by many to have been the first novel. 1648: … Read more

Database Trends Provide Insight into Political Extremism in the Wake of 2021 U.S. Capitol Riot

| By Rachel Holt, Gale Primary Sources Acquisitions Editor | The ideologies held by modern extremist groups can often be linked to events of the past, and can have an influence on contemporary events. Such is the case of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. According to unique data retrieved from Gale’s … Read more

Explore a Preview of the New Gale Digital Scholar Lab Experience

| By Gale Staff | In last month’s blog post, we shared details about future updates to Gale Digital Scholar Lab, and that all current customers will move to the new version of the product in December 2021. From now until then, customers will have access to a preview of the new experience from within the current product.   Currently, the preview experience includes enhancements to select … Read more

Booklist Calls the Political Extremism & Radicalism Series “Invaluable”

| By Gale Staff | The rise of polarized politics in Western democracies over the last decade calls for greater research into extremist and radical thinking. The Political Extremism and Radicalism series is one of the first, and most comprehensive, digitized collections to offer unprecedented access to rare and highly sort-after primary sources concerning a … Read more

The Gale Digital Scholar Lab Adds a New Sign-In Method

We’ve made updates to the way users can create a sign-in to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, furthering its commitment to a secure and seamless user experience for faculty and student access. | By Margaret Waligora, Product Manager | Since its launch in 2018, users have been able to sign in to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab using … Read more

Gale Primary Sources: Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive Enhancements

| By Joseph Williams | We are thrilled to announce that on Friday, November 20, 2020, Gale will release an enhanced user experience for Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive. Benefits of the new user experience include:  Cross-search ability—For the first time ever, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive will be available in the Gale … Read more

Gale Primary Sources: NewsVault Retirement and Gale Primary Sources Cross-Search Enhancements

| By Megan Sullivan | We’re excited to announce that on Friday, October 30, 2020, Gale will release several enhancements to the Gale Primary Sources cross-search. Designed specifically to improve the newspaper and periodical cross-search experience, these enhancements will be closely followed by the retirement of NewsVault, our older, newspaper-only cross-search interface. On Friday, November … Read more

Two Thumbs Up for Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision

| By Gale Staff | Voice and Vision, the second installment of the award-winning series, Women’s Studies Archive, looks beyond women’s suffrage to explore critical areas of study, including the abolition of slavery, alcohol and temperance movements, pacifism and political activism, domestic service, education, health and hygiene, divorce and social reform, and much more.  Recently, ccAdvisor … Read more