Explore Coding eBook Collections on GVRL

| By Andrea Henderson | Upon hearing that Amazon had opted to terminate plans to build a headquarters in New York City’s borough of Queens, I felt a sense of disappointment for members of the Queensbridge community. A few weeks ago, I listened with interest to an NPR story of how Amazon’s announcement had been … Read more

VOTE NOW: Digital Scholar Lab

| By Sydney Fairman | The Digital Humanities (DH) Awards have been recognizing talent and expertise in the Digital Humanities community since 2012, and this year, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab has been nominated in the category for “Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools.” If you’re a Digital Scholar Lab enthusiast, we need your help … Read more

Exploring LGBTQ Experiences in the Royal Navy and Marines

| By Sydney Fairman | Dr. Jo Stanley, academic contributor for Gale’s Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, is a creative historian who is internationally acclaimed for her work exploring seafaring minorities. For her part, Stanley contributed an encyclopedic entry covering the historically different roots and current similarities between the … Read more

Celebrating Black History Month With New GVRL Release

| By Tara Atterberry | In the foreword of Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 34th Edition, available April 1st, Advisor Jessie Carney Smith, Dean of the Library, Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, Fisk University, cites Historian John Hope Franklin’s work, Stalking George Washington Williams, drawing a parallel between Franklin’s literary work and … Read more

Save the Date! Open Web Session at ER&L

| By Sydney Fairman | Raise your hand if you use Wikipedia! Everyone from librarians and professors to students and patrons use this free enclyclopedia—we might as well embrace the inevitable and contribute to its betterment, or at least familiarize ourselves with how others in the information ecosystem are participating. Learn how publishers, libraries, and … Read more

Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy

| By Laurie Malashanko | There used to be a show on the Food Network called Throwdown! With Bobby Flay. In it, award-winning cooks faced off, with their own culinary specialties, against the renowned celebrity chef. From steak fajitas to salmon chowder, from carrot cake to Boston cream pie, each week Bobby Flay would throw … Read more

From Advice Columns to Comics: 300 Years of Valentine’s Day Celebrations

| By Kevin Kohls | Besides being a great excuse to eat candy, Valentine’s Day is a fascinating holiday to look back at primary source documents. From advertisements, love columns, children’s books and even notes primary sources offer a multitude of perspectives from which to analyze the history of Valentine’s day. Organized chronologically the documents … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Praises Gale Resources

| By Sydney Fairman | Recently, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) reviewed American Historical Periodicals from the Antiquarian Society, Series 6 and the Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition. Fortunately, both titles received high praise from ARBA! American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6 contains nearly 200 titles dated up to 1923, … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in January 2019

| By Gale Staff | Academic OneFile Acta Medica International (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Annals of Tropical Pathology (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Archives of Trauma … Read more

Help Empower Change with eBooks on GVRL

| By Tracie Moy | It may seem as though we have come a long way in understanding, accepting, and supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. In fact, rarely a day goes by without a newsworthy headline. Yet, social discrimination continues to exist. Big and small cities across the globe have … Read more