Writing on the Día de Muertos

| By Gale Staff | Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is observed in Mexico on 2 November, the final day of a celebration that begins on Halloween. Though practices differ from city to city, the holiday is generally an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones, for whom families prepare ofrendas, or altars, which … Read more

Gale Resources for National Native American Heritage Month

| By Gale Staff | November is National Native American Heritage Month, which was originally authorized and requested by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and has since been issued as an annual proclamation by all subsequent presidents. These proclamations urge Americans to celebrate and recognize the many contributions, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Native Americans … Read more

Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

| By Gale Staff | That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to … Read more

Vampires, Skeletons, and Monsters

| By Gale Staff | As Halloween approaches, readers with an interest in the eerie and macabre side of literary history can find plenty to keep them up at night in Literature Criticism Series. Volume 200 of Short Story Criticism, for example, is a triple-feature of horror, with entries on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Reviews Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

| By Gale Staff | With over 32 chapters identifying areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies, Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer for the study of gender, including women’s, queer, and men’s studies. By employing other disciplines such as literature, film, art, history and more, this volume … Read more

Gale Products Support The Great American Read

| By Traci Cothran & Catherine DiMercurio | These last few months, PBS created a whole campaign and shows around The Great American Read. They selected 100 books and asked viewers to note which novel impacted them the most, culminating in the announcement of the #1 “Great American Read.” Finalists were announced, building anticipation for … Read more

Library Journal Reviews Gale’s Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Gale Staff | Containing over 3,000 titles from the original 48 states and issues from 15 foreign countries, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital collection in the United States. Featuring tens of thousands of issues, with publications that range from two to as many as 50 … Read more

Two Impressive Reviews for Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

| By Gale Staff | One of the first digital archives on far-right and left political groups, Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century explores the development, actions, and ideologies behind extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century. Containing over 600,000 pages of content such as campaign materials, propaganda, government records, and various ephemera, … Read more

Write It Down

| By Charlie Close | I want to talk about the virtues of technical recordkeeping. Seriously. In my work at Gale as a data scientist, I turn our various data sets into metrics, and use the metrics to infer how to make better products and more sales. These inferences are usually expressed in the form … Read more

Register Today! 3D Tools in Human Anatomy Courses and Curriculum Webinar

| By Gale Staff | Subjects like human anatomy are difficult to teach and can be frustrating for undergraduates. To overcome, students are often led to downloading applications on their phones or laptops. However, these applications may not have the best approaches towards learning the complex and often tedious material. Join us and the American … Read more