Two Gale Titles Named 2019 PROSE Award Finalists

| By Gale Staff | Recently, two Gale titles have been named finalists in the Association of American Publishers (AAP) 2019 PROSE Awards – Gale Primary Sources’ Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the US, Europe and Australia and GVRL’s St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. The 165 … Read more

Explore Timely Coverage of Emerging Legal Issues

| By Mike Tyrkus | The need for a layperson’s comprehensive and understandable guide to terms, concepts, and historical developments in American law has traditionally been well met by The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law. Previously published in a third edition in 2010 (in eBook format) and 2011 (in print) by Gale, The Gale Encyclopedia … Read more

CHOICE Recommends Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online

| By Gale Staff | CHOICE, a publishing unit at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), reviewed Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online in its January Edition of Internet Resources review series. Containing over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and more than 32 million pages, Eighteenth Century Collections Online contains every significant English-language and foreign-language … Read more

Gale’s Women’s Studies Archive Named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2018

| By Gale Staff | CHOICE, a publishing unit at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), named the Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities as one of their Outstanding Academic Titles of 2018. This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 455 books and digital resources chosen by the CHOICE editorial staff from among … Read more

A Christmas Carol: Keynesian, Freudian, and Spiritualist Perspectives on a Holiday Classic

| By Gale Staff |

Most think of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) as the heartwarming story of how a coldhearted miser turns from his ruthless and greedy ways to a life of charity and joy, embracing love and egalitarianism as a reflection of the Christmas spirit. Some scholars, however, would argue that such a reading gets it wrong. The novella, which receives thorough treatment in the digital collections of Gale Literary Sources, has been the subject of unexpected interpretations by critics who seek to illuminate its author, contextualize its composition, and explicate its allegorical content.

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Inside Gale’s “Western Books on Southeast Asia” Collection

| By Gale Staff | The Gale Archives Unbound collection titled “Western Books on Southeast Asia” brings together nearly three hundred years of writings by travelers from Europe to Southeast Asia.  These publications range from official reports of government sponsored expeditions to personal journals of people travelling through the region on business or pleasure. Dating … 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 Peculiar Death of King George V – As First Reported in the Times

| By Gale Staff | When King George V died on January 20, 1936, the world was led to believe that he had died entirely of natural causes. In actuality, his death had been hastened by his physician to ensure that the news was reported first in The Times rather than the afternoon newspapers. With … Read more

CCAdvisor Reviews Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Gale Staff | An extensive collection of amateur publications that were written, edited, and published primarily by young people, aged 12-20, during the second half of the 19th century, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society features tens of thousands of issues, and includes editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry, and more. Recently, … Read more

Outstanding Reviews for Digital Scholar Lab

| By Gale Staff | Gale’s newly launched Digital Scholar Lab has received two outstanding reviews from American Reference Books Annual and Booklist. Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment, allows both students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources in a single research platform. Read below … Read more