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

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

Building a Digital Directory Library

| By Holly Hibner | Some of the most commonly-asked questions at library reference desks can be answered quickly and easily with Gale Directory Library. In Michigan, we are fortunate to have access to three very useful directories through the Michigan eLibrary, but any library can build a collection of directories from an impressive list. In … Read more

GALE DIRECTORY LIBRARY UNDERGOES SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS!

Gale Directory Library has recently undergone significant updates to improve its user experience.  The addition of essential workflow tools and expanded data sorting, filtering, and exporting will make this popular collection of online directories easier to use than ever before. We’re excited to introduce the following enhancements to Gale Directory Library: Homepage Cover images now display for … Read more

Gale’s Women’s Studies Archive Earns a Perfect Content Score

As the first in the Women’s Studies archive, Women’s Issues and Identities traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the foundation of women’s movements, struggles, and triumphs and provides researchers with valuable insights. Recently, CCAdvisor published a review of this revolutionary collection, giving … Read more

Meet Our Experts

As with any company, there are people within it (to put it simply) that know their stuff. Recently, we sat down with subject matter experts and asked them to discuss what distinguishes Gale eBooks on GVRL. From the platform itself, Gale’s publishing program, and acquiring content from 3rd party publishers to workflow tools, content digitization, … Read more

Researching Auschwitz: 73 Years After Liberation

|By Mark Mikula | On January 27, 1945, the Russian Army liberated Auschwitz. Auschwitz, perhaps the most notorious World War II concentration camp, is also the name of a region on the border of Germany and Poland. Millions of people—primarily Jews—were forced into labor and killed by the Nazis during World War II in what … Read more

Researching Dr. Bernard Lafayette Through Gale Resources

| By Traci Cothran | On Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day this past week, I was privileged to hear Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. speak at a church in downtown Detroit about the civil rights era and his last days working with MLK.  Lafayette is a long-term member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee … Read more

The more things change, the more they stay the same – the Jacobite Uprisings of 1715 and 1745

| Originally posted on the Gale Review Blog by Clematis Delany| Setting out boldly from France to Scotland with a loyal band of followers, the Pretender raises the Stuart standard upon arrival and the Highland clans rise in support. Edinburgh is attacked, declarations are made, battles are fought against Hanoverian forces – and French support fails … Read more

The US Presidency and the American Civil Liberties Union

In the past year, the American Civil Liberties Union has made headlines again and again, challenging many of the policies of the Trump Administration. While the ACLU has always challenged policies that it deemed unconstitutional, the organization’s relationship with the presidency has not always been as fraught with conflict. Several letters contained in a folder … Read more