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

Gale’s Hackathon: Passionate People Working on New Ideas

| By Aimme Keener | Gale’s credo starts with the statement “We believe in the power and joy of learning,” and the technology team truly embraces this.  Once a month, our team stops all of its day-to-day work on the floor and participates in a hackathon. Hackathons aren’t new.  They have become mainstream in the … Read more

Find Out Which Emerging Diseases are on the Rise

Before her freshman year of high school, Olivia traveled overseas to visit her grandparents and extended family in their country of origin. Back in the United States, Olivia came home eager to begin a new school year. She was not at all prepared to come home with a horrible case of pertussis, or what’s more … Read more

Conquer Chemistry in a Visual World

Chemistry is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. For years, research has linked achievement in STEM courses to visual-spatial literacy: the ability to understand and mentally manipulate shapes. With 80% of instruction being … Read more

BBC Videos Enhance Learning in Gale Resources

| By Mark Mikula | As part of an agreement with the BBC, Gale has acquired 2250 videos for inclusion in a variety of electronic databases. The videos feature professional narration, award-winning production values, and dynamic images, delving into a range of topics of interest to our users. Most of them are less than ten … Read more

Gale eBooks on GVRL are “Highly Recommended”

Gale eBooks on GVRL not only provides the top titles covering the most studied subject areas and from the best nonfiction publishers, it complements other eBook platforms. Optimized for search, discovery, and integrated with tools, such as G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365, Gale eBooks on GVRL allows students to spend less time looking for credible information, … Read more

The Stuart & Cumberland Papers Digitization Project at Windsor Castle

| By Roberta Giubilini & Puneeta Sharma, The Royal Archives | The Royal Archives was founded in 1914 and is a private archive which offers public access to historical papers for educational purposes and academic study, while protecting the personal private papers of The Queen and members of The Royal Family. Access to the Archives is … Read more

New Collections Added to Archives Unbound

Since its inception in 2009, the Archives Unbound program has published more than 230 titles. The roots of the program are in microfilm, and the collection makes available targeted collections of interest to scholars engaged in serious research. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Over the coming year, we will add 32 new … Read more