The Link between Empathy and Adversity

| By Andrea Drouillard | “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.”  This quote by J. K. Rowling rings true for me.  I firmly believe that true empathy cannot exist without experiencing hardship.  Facing adversity head on is a way of life for … Read more

Taking a History: America’s Public Health Story

| By Bennett Graff | On March 23, 2010, after 18 months of contentious debate and politicking, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the ACA or Obamacare, was signed into law.  So controversial was the act that after the 2010 midterm elections, from 2011 to 2017, there were 70 attempts by Congress to … Read more

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab Updates: June 2019

| By Maggie Waligora, Product Manager II | We’re excited to announce the latest round of enhancements to Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab! Based on feedback from users, these updates will improve the workflow and functionality for students and researchers. Read below for details. Named Entity Recognition enhancements—The development effort focused on redesigning the visualization and … Read more

ARBA, Booklist, & Library Journal Praise Three Gale Resources

| By Gale Staff | American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), Booklist, and Library Journal are the most comprehensive, authoritative databases for quality reviews of print and electronic reference works. Launched in response to popular demand from library professionals, ARBA has been a trusted resource for more than 30 years and Library Journal was created 140 … Read more

Explore Exceptional American Scientists with American Men & Women of Science

| By Kathy Nemeh, Senior Content Developer, Gale | In June 2019, American Men & Women of Science, 37th Edition will publish. It will introduce 10,000 new listees to this long-standing (in continuous publication since 1906), premier compendium of accomplished American scientists. This new edition of American Men & Women of Science will debut a … Read more

Gale Goes to San Diego: Balboa Park 104 Years Later

| By Kevin Kohls, Associate Marketing Manager, Gale | Last week, Gale employees gathered in San Diego for our annual engagement summit to discuss and strategize the ways in which Gale can better serve our customers in libraries around the world. While in San Diego, I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon walking around … Read more

Stonewall 50 Commemoration: The Power of Print

| By Gale Staff | In the wake of the Stonewall uprising, the gay rights movement gained momentum and became a force that forever changed the status of gays and lesbians in society, perceptions about gender and sexuality, and culture itself. In the weeks and months after the police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich … Read more

A Look Inside Gale’s Passenger and Immigration Lists

| By Tara Atterberry | In 1732 at just 22 years old, Johann Friderich Shutz arrived in Pennsylvania alone – without any family or friends – after a long journey by sea from Neckarbischofsheim, Germany. Johann was my 6th great-grandfather, the first German ancestor on my dad’s paternal family line to immigrate to America, and … Read more

The “Best Of” For Students Books: What’s New!

| By Michelle Lee, Sr Content Developer | Our new For Students “Best Of” volumes feature brand-new entries on works that have been previously covered in the series.  The entries—completely rewritten and refreshed—contain all new criticism and images and include new For Student features, such as a modernized page design.   The “Best Of” volumes … Read more